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Indiana University Journalism

Academic Statistics

The Indiana University Journalism program has been accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication since 1948. ACEJMC is an agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education.

Accredited programs adhere to a set of educational requirements and standards, and voluntarily undergo a self-study and review process every six years. Our next site visit and review is scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year. For more information on ACEJMC and the vision, mission, standards and process involved in national accreditation, see this website.

Below, we provide data regarding our number of majors, the retention rate of those majors and the graduation rate. The tables also show how the program’s retention and graduation rates compare the IU’s at large.

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School of Journalism Undergraduate Enrollment

Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014
790 707 641 679 701




  • Enrollment equals number of majors
  • Official university enrollments do not include second majors
  • Majority of journalism majors are admitted as sophomores
  • Fall 2014 official enrollment available after Sept. 8, 2014

Student Retention Rates

  After second year After third year After fourth year After fifth year After sixth year
Entering
class
IUB Jour IUB Jour IUB Jour IUB Jour  IUB Jour
2005 77.3% 89.8% 72.7% 83.1% 20.4% 4.8% 3.4% 0.0% 1.4% 0.0%
2006 78.6% 89.0% 74.7% 84.2% 17.5% 6.8% 2.7% 0.0% 1.0% 0.0%
2007 80.6% 91.9% 76.5% 87.3% 16.5% 4.6% 2.4% 0.6% 1.3% 0.0%
2008 80.4% 87.3% 77.1% 83.4% 15.4% 7.2% 2.6% 0.6% n/a n/a
2009 80.8% 85.9% 77.2% 84.4% 15.3% 4.7% n/a n/a n/a n/a











  • Retention rates for IUB show the percentage of students who remain at an institution or in a major after they begin coursework. Data is collected on cohorts each fall at the end of first week of classes. High retention rates indicate student satisfaction with an institution or program.
  • Percentages include all journalism majors, including directly admitted and sophomore admissions.
  • Journalism and Indiana University Bloomington lose about 1 percent of students to early graduation after the third year.
  • Retention rates for journalism show the percentage of majors who, after being retained for one year, continue to be majors.

Student Graduation Rates

  After third year After fourth year After fifth year After sixth year
Entering
class
IUB Jour IUB Jour IUB Jour IUB Jour 
2005 1.0% 1.8% 48.9% 74.1% 65.9% 81.3% 68.8% 81.3%
2006 0.9% 0.7% 53.9% 75.3% 69.0% 82.2% 71.8% 83.6%
2007 0.8% 1.2% 57.2% 80.9% 71.4% 85.0% 73.7% 83.6%
2008 1.0% 1.1% 58.5% 73.5% 65.2% 79.6% n/a n/a
2009 0.9% 2.3% 59.3% 81.3% n/a n/a n/a n/a










  • Graduation rates are calculated by dividing the number of graduating students by the number of students in a cohort.
  • Graduated journalism excludes degrees awarded prior to Sept. 1 of the cohort year (e.g., for fall 2005 cohort, excludes degrees awarded prior to Sept. 1, 2005). Excludes degrees earned from regional campuses. Includes BS and BA degrees in journalism earned from Bloomington campus from tracking start term through Aug. 31 of the tracking year (e.g., for the fall 2005 cohort, from Sept. 1, 2005, through Aug. 31, 2007, for “after second year”; from Sept. 1, 2005, through Aug. 31, 2008, for “after third year,” etc.).