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Journalism & Public Relations

Public Accountability

    The Department of Journalism and Public Relations is part of the College of Communication and Education at Chico State. The program is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications(opens in new window).

    Following are enrollment, graduation, diversity and retention rates.

    Source: Chico State Factbook(opens in new window)

    J&PR Enrollment

    Fall 2015-Spring 2020
    YearNewsPRMinorsTotal
    2015-20169116025276
    2016-20177714926252
    2017-20187617025271
    2018-20197712928234
    2019-20206411633212
    Average7714527249

    Graduation

    4-year Graduation Rates for J&PR, College of Communication & Education, University
    CohortJ&PR*CME**Chico State***
    2011-201232%41%26%
    2012-201359%36%28%
    2013-201450%39%29%
    2014-201544%38%29%
    2015-201640%49%33%
    Average45%41%29%

    *First-time freshman who declared Journalism as their major upon entering Chico State
    ** First-time freshman who declared a major within the College of Communication & Education
    *** All first-time freshman who started at Chico State.
     

    Graduation

    6-year Graduation Rates for J&PR, College of Communication & Education, University
    CohortJ&PR*CME**Chico State***
    2009-201061%72%63%
    2010-201163%78%68%
    2011-201271%74%65%
    2012-201385%69%60%
    2013-201483%73%67%
    Average73%73%63%

    *First-time freshman who declared Journalism as their major upon entering Chico State
    ** First-time freshman who declared a major within the College of Communication & Education
    *** All first-time freshman who started at Chico State.

    J&PR Diversity

    Comparison of J&PR diversity rates
    F 2009F 2019
    American Indian/Alaskan native/Pacific Islander1%0%
    Asian2%4%
    Black/African American4%4%
    Hispanic/Latino14%39%
    Two or more races or ethnicities2%5%
    Unknown10%4%
    White66%45%

    Retention Rates for Major

    First-year students continuing in J&PR
    Entry YearFrosh1 Year2 Years
    Fall 20143686%78%
    Fall 20153077%63%
    Fall 20162688%63%
    Fall 20173281%85%
    Fall 20182483%
    Average3086%79%

    Retention Rates for College

    First-year students continuing in College of Communication & Education
    Entry YearFrosh1 Year2 Years
    Fall 201440982%74%
    Fall 201533988%78%
    Fall 201632186%75%
    Fall 201733788%79%
    Fall 201831188%
    Average34386%77%

    Retention Rates for Under-Represented Minority Groups

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    First-year URM students continuing in J&PR
    Entry YearFrosh1 Year2 Years
    Fall 20141292%83%
    Fall 20151479%79%
    Fall 20161070%70%
    Fall 20171267%42%
    Fall 20181392%
    Average1280%68%

      

    Retention Rates for Non-URM

    First-year, all but under-represented minority students continuing in J&PR
    Entry YearFrosh1 Year2 Years
    Fall 20142483%75%
    Fall 20151675%50%
    Fall 2016

    16

    100%94%
    Fall 20172090%80%
    Fall 20181173%
    Average1784%75%

    Transfer Retention Rates/Major

    Upper-division transfer students continuing in J&PR
    Entry YearTransfers1 Year2 Years
    2014683%67%
    20151292%75%
    20161392%73%
    20179100%44%
    20188100&
    Average1093%65%

    Transfer Grad Rates/Major

    Upper-division transfer students graduating with degree from J&PR
    Entry YearTransfers2 Years3 Years
    20131233%75%
    2014633%50%
    20151248%42%
    20161362%85%
    2017933%
    Average1032%63%

    Transfer Grad Rates/College

    Upper-division transfer students graduating within College of Communication & Education
    Entry YearTransfers2 Years3 Years
    201327933%74%
    201426935%71%
    201527638%80%
    201623346%81%
    201726649%
    Average25836%74%