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Retention and Graduation Rates

Within six years, our department graduates 20 percent of our majors compared to 17 percent for the remaining 39 degree programs at the University.

Retention:

  • In Fall 2006 20 first-time freshmen enrolled at Nicholls with the intention to major in Mass Communication.
  • In Fall 2007, six of those students remained in the program for a 30% retention rate (the rate for the remaining 39 degree programs at the University was 45%).
  • In Fall 2008, five of those students remained for a 25% retention rate (the University rate was 29%).
  • In Fall 2009 those five students still remained for a 25% retention rate (the University rate was 23%).

Graduation:

  • 10% of the MACO 2006 cohort graduated within four years, while the University program average was 8%.
  • 15% of the MACO cohort graduated with in five years, equal to the University’s five-year program average.
  • 20% of the MACO cohort graduated within six years, while the University program average was 17%.

Mass Communication enrollment statistics*:

  • Spring 2013 | 157 majors
  • Fall 2012 | 154 majors

*Most current statistics as of 8/21/2013

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