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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% 75.61% 63.41%  
retained at KU 93.90% 82.93% 79.27%  
graduated        
Fall 2012 freshmen admits retained in journalism 94.23% 81.31%    
retained at KU 97.12% 88.79%    
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 by visiting KU Institutional Research and Planning

 

KU School of Journalism Graduation Rates

Graduation Summary

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.

  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%

* 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

Employed full-time Employed part-time Internship Graduate school  
78.90% 9.20% 9.20% 0.90%
73% report employment in journalism or strategic communication fields  
Number of internships completed by the 2012 graduating class
 
More than three Three Two One None
6.40% 18.30% 38.50% 29.40% 7.30%

*information gathered by surveying our 2012 KU Journalism graduates 6 months after graduation.


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Best ad staff in the nation: 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012. —College Newspaper Business & Advertising Managers
85 percent of classes have fewer than 50 students
2nd place: Hearst Foundation “College Pulitzers” national writing contest, 2011
Top-ranked teachers, including National Journalism Teacher of the Year Doug Ward
71 percent of classes have 30 or fewer students
Students prepare marketing projects for Sprint, Coca-Cola, NASA, and other corporations
81 percent of 2011 journalism graduates were employed full time six months after graduating
—University of Georgia study