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 2016-Fall 2021
YearNewsPRMinorsTotal
2016-20177714926252
2017-20187617025271
2018-20197712928234
2019-20206411633212
2020-2021597232163
Average7112729226

Graduation

4-year Graduation Rates for J&PR, College of Communication & Education, University
CohortJ&PR*CME**Chico State***
2012-201359%36%28%
2013-201450%39%29%
2014-201544%38%29%
2015-201640%49%33%
2016-201762%45%34%
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***
2010-201163%78%68%
2011-201271%74%65%
2012-201385%69%60%
2013-201483%73%67%
2014-201581%70%65%
Average77%73%65%

*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 2020
American Indian/Alaskan native/Pacific Islander1%1%
Asian2%1%
Black/African American4%5%
Hispanic/Latino14%25%
Two or more races or ethnicities2%9%
Unknown10%11%
White66%49%

Retention Rates for Major

First-year students continuing in J&PR
Entry YearFrosh1 Year2 Years
Fall 20153077%63%
Fall 20162688%63%
Fall 20173281%85%
Fall 20182483%75%
Fall 20191681%
Average2682%72%

Retention Rates for College

First-year students continuing in College of Communication & Education
Entry YearFrosh1 Year2 Years
Fall 201533988%78%
Fall 201632186%75%
Fall 201733788%79%
Fall 201831188%81%
Fall 201929583%
Average32187%78%

Retention Rates for Under-Represented Minority Groups

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First-year URM students continuing in J&PR
Entry YearFrosh1 Year2 Years
Fall 20151479%79%
Fall 20161070%70%
Fall 20171267%42%
Fall 20181392%85%
Fall 2019863%
Average1174%69%

  

Retention Rates for Non-URM

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

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100%94%
Fall 20172090%80%
Fall 20181173%64%
Fall 20198100%
Average1488%72%

Transfer Retention Rates/Major

Upper-division transfer students continuing in J&PR
Entry YearTransfers1 Year2 Years
20151292%75%
20161392%73%
20179100%44%
20188100%25%
20199100%
Average1097%54%

Transfer Grad Rates/Major

Upper-division transfer students graduating with degree from J&PR
Entry YearTransfers2 Years3 Years
2014633%50%
20151248%42%
20161362%85%
2017933%70%
2018875%
Average1050%62%

Transfer Grad Rates/College

Upper-division transfer students graduating within College of Communication & Education
Entry YearTransfers2 Years3 Years
201426935%71%
201527638%80%
201623346%81%
201726649%76%
201826348%
Average26143%77%