Retention and Graduation Rates

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2010 Cohort: Within six years, the graduation rate was 41% for the Unit and 47% for the University generally.*

*Note that this figure represents those students who enter Nicholls as MACO majors and graduate in any degree within six years. This represents a change from posted data for earlier cohorts, which represents those students who entered and graduated from the MACO program within six years. The Unit changed its computation method to those used at other institutions to determine graduation rates.

Retention:

  • In Fall 2011, fifteen of those students still remained for a 47% retention rate (the University rate was 45%).
  • In Fall 2012, ten of those students still remained for a 31% retention rate (the University rate was 28%).
  • In Fall 2013, eight of those students still remained for a 25% retention rate (the University rate was 22%).
  • In Fall 2014, two of those students still remained for a 6% retention rate (the University rate was 10%).
  • In Fall 2015, one of those students still remained for a 3% retention rate (the University rate was 1%).

Graduation:

  • 16% of the MACO 2010 cohort graduated within four years, while the University program average was 9%.
  • 22% of the MACO cohort graduated with in five years, while the University’s five-year program average was 17%.
  • 22% of the MACO cohort graduated within six years, while the University program average was 18%.

Mass Communication enrollment statistics*:

  • Spring 2017 | 121 majors
  • Fall 2016 | 116 majors
  • Spring 2016 | 108 majors
  • Fall 2015 | 118 majors
  • 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 6/26/2017

 


 

2009 Cohort: Within six years, our department graduates 38 percent of our majors compared to 21 percent for the remaining 39 degree programs at the University.

Retention:

  • 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%).
  • In Fall 2014, two of those students still remained for a 5% retention rate (the University rate was 3%).

Graduation:

  • 23% of the MACO 2009 cohort graduated within four years, while the University program average was 10%.
  • 33% of the MACO cohort graduated with in five years, while the University’s five-year program average was 18%.
  • 38% of the MACO cohort graduated within six years, while the University program average was 21%.

 


 

2008 Cohort: 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 24%).
  • In Fall 2011, eight of those students still remained for a 32% retention rate (the University rate was 10%).
  • In Fall 2012, four of those students still remained for a 16% retention rate (the University rate was 4%).
  • 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%.

 


 

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%.