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 2014-Spring 2019
YearNewsPRMinorsTotal
2014-20158615236274
2015-20169116025276
2016-20177714926252
2017-20187617025271
2018-20197712928234
Average8115228261

Graduation

4-year Graduation Rates for J&PR, College of Communication & Education, University
CohortJ&PR*CME**Chico State***
2010-201138%42%26%
2011-201232%41%26%
2012-201359%36%28%
2013-201450%39%29%
2014-201544%38%29%
Average45%39%28%

*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***
2008-200947%64%59%
2009-201061%72%63%
2010-201163%78%68%
2011-201271%74%65%
2012-201363%69%60%
Average61%72%59%

*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 2008F 2018
American Indian/Alaskan native/Pacific Islander1%1%
Asian3%3%
Black/African American3%7%
Hispanic/Latino12%39%
Two or more races or ethnicities0%4%
Unknown8%4%
White73%42%

Parent Education of J&PR Students

Comparison of parent education levels
F 2008F 2018
Graduated from 4-year56%41%
Some college/AA29%23%
High school or lower10%28%
Unknown/NA4%8%

Retention Rates for Major

First-year students continuing in J&PR
Entry YearFrosh1 Year2 Years
Fall 201324100%92%
Fall 20143686%78%
Fall 20153077%63%
Fall 20162688%63%
Fall 20173281%
Average3086%79%

Retention Rates for College

First-year students continuing in College of Communication & Education
Entry YearFrosh1 Year2 Years
Fall 201329390%75%
Fall 201440982%74%
Fall 201533988%78%
Fall 201632186%75%
Fall 201733788%
Average34087%76%

Retention Rates for Under-Represented Minority Groups

First-year URM students continuing in J&PR
Entry YearFrosh1 Year2 Years
Fall 20139100%100%
Fall 20141292%83%
Fall 20151479%79%
Fall 2016

10

70%70%
Fall 20171267%
Average1182%83%

  

Retention Rates for Non-URM

First-year, all but under-represented minority students continuing in J&PR
Entry YearFrosh1 Year2 Years
Fall 201315100%87%
Fall 20142483%75%
Fall 20151675%50%
Fall 2016

16

100%94%
Fall 20172090%
Average1890%76%

Transfer Retention Rates/Major

Upper-division transfer students continuing in J&PR
Entry YearTransfers1 Year2 Years
20121788%47%
201312100%58%
2014683%67%
20151292%75%
20161392%73%
Average1291%80%

Transfer Grad Rates/Major

Upper-division transfer students graduating with degree from J&PR
Entry YearTransfers2 Years3 Years
20121735%59%
20131233%75%
2014633%50%
20151248%42%
20161362%
Average1242%56%

Transfer Grad Rates/College

Upper-division transfer students graduating within College of Communication & Education
Entry YearTransfers2 Years3 Years
201223526%73%
201327933%74%
201426935%71%
201527638%80%
201623346%
Average25836%74%