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KU School of Journalism Enrollment

Year SCJ NIJ Total enrollment
Fall 2013 510 344 853    
Fall 2012 446 318 764    
Fall 2011 501 342 843    
Fall 2010 499 364 863    
 
  Male Female Domestic Minority SCJ NIJ
Year SCJ NIJ Total enrollment
Fall 2013 28.37% 71.63% 12.78% 59.79% 40.33%
Fall 2012 28.67% 71.33% 12.27% 58.38% 41.62%
Fall 2011 30.13% 69.87% 11.39% 59.43% 40.57%
Fall 2010 29.43% 70.57% 10.43% 57.82% 42.18%

 

KU School of Journalism Retention Rates 

  after 1 semester after 1 year after 2 years after 3 years
Fall 2010 freshmen admits retained in journalism 93.33% 74.67% 69.33% 63.89%
retained at KU 98.67% 96.00% 85.33% 84.72%
graduated (in journalism)       4.00%
Fall 2011 freshmen admits retained in journalism 92.68% 74.39% 63.41%  
retained at KU 93.90% 82.93% 79.27%  
graduated        
Fall 2012 freshmen admits retained in journalism 94.39% 81.31%    
retained at KU 97.20% 88.79%    
graduated        
Fall 2013 freshmen admits retained in journalism 94.84%      
retained at KU 96.13%      
graduated        
KU Overall retention rates 2010 93.50% 79.90% 72.50%  
  2011 92.30% 79.20%    
  2012 92.40%      

Retention rates are based on freshman cohorts that are directly admitted to journalism. Students who are retained at KU but not in journalism have changed majors to something outside journalism. Information on KU retention rates can be found at KU Institutional Research and Planning

 

KU School of Journalism Graduation Rates*

  3 years 3.5 years 4 years 4.5 years 5 years 5.5 years 6 years 6+ years
2010 0.00% 2.33% 63.42% 12.84% 12.45% 2.72% 0.39% 5.45%
2011 1.20% 1.99% 70.12% 11.16% 22.71% 1.20% 0.80% 1.99%
2012 0.78% 2.33% 73.93% 8.17% 7.78% 0.39% 1.56% 5.06%
2013 1.93% 1.45% 64.73% 17.39% 7.73% 0.48% 0.48% 5.80%

* Indicates percentage of students from each graduating class in journalism that graduated in the noted time frame. Only students whose initial college term was at KU are included. The School of Journalism did not have substantial freshman admit cohorts until fall 2010. Graduation rates are traditionally based on freshman cohorts.

 

KU School of Journalism Graduate Employment Data

Graduate self-reports 6 months after graduation 2012 2013
Employed full-time 79.8% 81.2%
Employed part-time 9.2% 9.4%
Internship 9.2% 4.7%
Graduate School .9% 2.4%
Unemployed -- 2.4%
Employed in Journalism or Strategic Communications 73% 72.9%
 
Number of internships completed while at KU 2012 2013
More than 3 6.4% 8.2%
3 18.3% 15.3%
2 38.5% 31.8%
1 29.4% 31.8%
0 7.3% 12.9%

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