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Retention and Graduation Rates

Within six years, our department graduates 28 percent of our majors compared to 18 percent for the remaining 39 degree programs at the University.

Retention:

  • In Fall 2008, 25 first-time freshmen enrolled at Nicholls with the intention to major in Mass Communication.
  • In Fall 2009, eleven of those students remained for a 44% retention rate (the University rate was 42%).
  • In Fall 2010, nine of those students still remained for a 36% retention rate (the University rate was 27%).
  • In Fall 2011, eight of those students still remained for a 32% retention rate (the University rate was 21%).
  • In Fall 2012, four of those students still remained for a 16% retention rate (the University rate was 9%).
  • In Fall 2013, one of those students still remained for a 4% retention rate (the University rate was 2%).

Graduation:

  • 20% of the MACO 2008 cohort graduated within four years, while the University program average was 10%.
  • 28% of the MACO cohort graduated with in five years, while the University’s five-year program average was 16%.
  • 28% of the MACO cohort graduated within six years, while the University program average was 18%.

Mass Communication enrollment statistics*:

  • Spring 2015 | 106 majors
  • Fall 2014 | 121 majors
  • Spring 2014 | 136 majors
  • Fall 2013 | 134 majors
  • Spring 2013 | 157 majors
  • Fall 2012 | 154 majors

*Most current statistics as of 8/6/2015

 


 

2007 Cohort: Within six years, our department graduates 17 percent of our majors compared to 17 percent for the remaining 39 degree programs at the University.

Retention:

  • In Fall 2007, 30 first-time freshmen enrolled at Nicholls with the intention to major in Mass Communication.
  • In Fall 2008, ten of those students remained in the program for a 33% retention rate (the rate for the remaining 39 degree programs at the University was 44%).
  • In Fall 2009, eight of those students remained for a 27% retention rate (the University rate was 30%).
  • In Fall 2010, eight of those students still remained for a 27% retention rate (the University rate was 24%).
  • In Fall 2011, four of those students still remained for a 13% retention rate (the University rate was 10%).
  • In Fall 2012, zero of those students still remained for a 0% retention rate (the University rate was 4%).

Graduation:

  • 10% of the MACO 2007 cohort graduated within four years, while the University program average was 12%.
  • 17% of the MACO cohort graduated with in five years, while the University’s five-year program average was 18%.
  • 17% of the MACO cohort graduated within six years, while the University program average was 19%.

 


 

2006 Cohort: 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%.
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