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Retention and Graduation Rates

University rates:

According to The Chronicle of Higher Education:

  • 65.8 percent of students graduate from UConn in four years.

The U.S. average for 4-year public colleges is 31.3 percent

  • 80.7 percent graduate in six years. The U.S. average for 4-year public colleges is 56 percent.

Retention and graduation of journalism majors:

We are able to track retention and progress toward graduation from the time our students are formally accepted as journalism majors, which is usually in their fourth semester.

  • Of the 61 students admitted as journalism majors in 2009-10:

  • 59  (97 percent) graduated from UConn.

  • 54  of the 61 (89 percent) graduated as journalism majors

  • Of journalism grads, 67 percent graduated with double majors or dual degrees. Those included Political Science, Fine Arts (photography), History, English, Communication Science, Human Development and Family Services, Psychology, Economics, and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

  • The average time to graduation was 3.85 semesters, which is what we would anticipate given the fact that most students are in their fourth semester when they apply. (Honors Program students may apply a semester earlier.)

  • More than one-quarter of the students admitted as journalism majors that year were transfer students who had already completed one or more semesters at another school before coming to UConn.

August 2013