Public Accountability: Student statistics

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Retention Rates After One Year

Program

B.A. in Broadcast and Digital Journalism

 

B.A. in Print and Digital Journalism

 

B.A. in Public Relations

 

Total

Entry Year

#

%

 

#

%

 

#

%

 

#

%

2014 Fall Freshman

56

98%

32

97%

38

100%

126

98%

All Freshman

74

99%

37

95%

51

100%

162

98%

2013

Fall Freshmen

56

98%

 

35

100%

 

47

98%

 

138

99%

 

All Freshmen

73

99%

 

42

100%

 

62

98%

 

177

99%

2012

Fall Freshmen

45

96%

 

38

97%

 

31

97%

 

114

96%

 

All Freshmen

54

94%

 

46

98%

 

36

97%

 

136

96%

2011

Fall Freshmen

32

100%

 

30

97%

 

36

97%

 

98

98%

 

All Freshmen

45

100%

 

36

97%

 

50

98%

 

131

98%

2010

Fall Freshmen

45

100%

 

62

97%

 

39

97%

 

146

98%

 

All Freshmen

55

100%

 

64

97%

 

45

98%

 

164

98%

2009

Fall Freshmen

38

95%

 

44

95%

 

26

96%

 

108

95%

 

All Freshmen

47

96%

 

47

94%

 

27

96%

 

121

95%

2008

Fall Freshmen

31

94%

 

46

93%

 

31

100%

 

108

95%

 

All Freshmen

36

92%

 

54

93%

 

36

97%

 

126

94%

2007

Fall Freshmen

35

100%

 

55

98%

 

31

100%

 

121

99%

 

All Freshmen

49

100%

 

62

98%

 

38

97%

 

149

99%

2006

Fall Freshmen

56

96%

 

43

93%

 

20

100%

 

119

96%

 

All Freshmen

59

97%

 

53

94%

 

22

100%

 

134

96%

2005

Fall Freshmen

50

92%

 

45

98%

 

33

100%

 

128

96%

 

All Freshmen

56

93%

 

45

98%

 

34

97%

 

135

96%

2004

Fall Freshmen

33

88%

 

41

90%

 

15

87%

 

89

89%

 

All Freshmen

41

90%

 

42

90%

 

17

88%

 

100

90%

2003

Fall Freshmen

64

89%

 

53

98%

 

20

90%

 

137

93%

 

All Freshmen

72

90%

 

44

98%

 

28

93%

 

144

93%

- Data reported using first degree program posted at USC
- All freshmen refers to first-year cohort entering in fall or spring semester
- Next full update of data for 2015 freshmen will be available after the third week of the fall 2016 semester

Graduation Rates

Program

B.A. in Broadcast and Digital Journalism

 

B.A. in Print and Digital Journalism

 

B.A. in Public Relations

 

Total

Entry Year

#

4-Yr

5-Yr

6-Yr

 

#

4-Yr

5-Yr

6-Yr

 

#

4-Yr

5-Yr

6-Yr

 

#

4-Yr

5-Yr

6-Yr

2011

Fall Freshman

24

96%

N/A

N/A

 

29

86%

N/A

N/A

 

23

87%

N/A

N/A

 

76

89%

N/A

N/A

All New Students

45

91%

N/A

N/A

 

36

86%

N/A

N/A

 

50

92%

N/A

N/A

 

131

90%

N/A

N/A

2010

Fall Freshmen

35

91%

94%

N/A

 

57

81%

89%

N/A

 

28

82%

93%

N/A

 

120

84%

92%

N/A

 

All New Students

55

91%

95%

N/A

 

64

81%

89%

N/A

 

45

84%

93%

N/A

 

164

85%

92%

N/A

2009

Fall Freshmen

28

75%

86%

89%

 

36

89%

92%

92%

 

15

80%

93%

100%

 

79

82%

90%

92%

 

All New Students

47

83%

91%

94%

 

47

89%

91%

91%

 

27

81%

93%

96%

 

121

85%

92%

93%

2008

Fall Freshmen

27

81%

93%

93%

 

23

96%

96%

96%

 

37

89%

100%

100%

 

87

89%

97%

97%

 

All New Students

42

83%

93%

95%

 

30

93%

93%

93%

 

63

92%

98%

98%

 

135

90%

96%

96%

2007

Fall Freshmen

26

96%

100%

100%

 

26

85%

100%

100%

 

34

82%

88%

88%

 

86

87%

95%

95%

 

All New Students

40

95%

98%

98%

 

37

86%

97%

97%

 

53

87%

91%

92%

 

130

89%

95%

95%

2006

Fall Freshmen

26

96%

96%

96%

 

22

91%

91%

91%

 

31

97%

100%

100%

 

79

95%

96%

96%

 

All New Students

39

95%

95%

95%

 

31

87%

90%

90%

 

44

98%

100%

100%

 

114

94%

96%

96%

2005

Fall Freshmen

21

67%

86%

90%

 

17

88%

94%

94%

 

30

73%

87%

87%

 

68

75%

88%

90%

 

All New Students

29

72%

90%

93%

 

25

92%

96%

96%

 

44

77%

86%

86%

 

98

80%

90%

91%

2004

Fall Freshmen

18

89%

89%

89%

 

27

89%

89%

89%

 

21

86%

90%

90%

 

66

88%

89%

89%

 

All New Students

29

86%

86%

86%

 

37

92%

92%

92%

 

32

81%

88%

88%

 

98

87%

89%

89%

2003

Fall Freshmen

24

79%

88%

88%

 

28

79%

93%

93%

 

29

83%

86%

90%

 

81

80%

89%

90%

 

All New Students

38

71%

82%

82%

 

36

81%

92%

92%

 

47

83%

85%

87%

 

121

79%

86%

87%

- Fall freshmen refers to incoming first-year students as part of the incoming freshman cohort
- All new students refers to all students who entered USC Annenberg in that year (both from high school and transfer and in both semesters)
- Next full update of data for 2012 freshmen will be available after the third week of the fall 2016 semester

Graduate Students

Retention Rates

Program

M.A. in Journalism

M.S. in Journalism

M.A. in Strategic Public Relations

M.A. in Specialized Journalism

M.A. in Specialized Journalism (The Arts)

Entering Cohort

Total #

% Retention

Total #

% Retention

Total #

% Retention

Total #

% Retention

Total #

% Retention

2015

M.A. in Journalism
discontinued in 2014

37

97%

50

94%

9

89%

13

100%

2014

M.A. in Journalism
discontinued in 2014

36

97%

46

96%

12

100%

10

100%

2013

45

1-yr: 100%
2-yr: 98%

M.S. in Journalism introduced in 2014

60

1-yr: 98%
2-yr: 97%

9

100%

14

100%

Graduation Rates

 Program

M.A. in Journalism

M.S. in Journalism

M.A. in Strategic Public Relations

M.A. in Specialized Journalism

M.A. in Specialized Journalism
(The Arts)

Entering Cohort

Total #

On-Time Graduation

Total #

On-Time Graduation

Total #

On-Time Graduation

Total #

On-Time Graduation

Total #

On-Time Graduation

2015

M.A. in Journalism discontinued in 2014

26

72%

N/A

(graduating in 2017)

0

0%

6

46%

2014

M.A. in Journalism discontinued in 2014

29

80%

41

87%

10

83%

9

90%

2013

41

91%

M.S. in Journalism introduced in 2014

49

82%

6

67%

13

93%

- On-time graduation is defined as three semesters (summer, fall, spring) for M.S. in Journalism, M.A. in Specialized Journalism, and M.A. in Specialized Journalism (The Arts) students
- On-time graduation is defined as two years for M.A. in Journalism and M.A. in Strategic Public Relations students

Additional Statistics

Departmental Scholarships

Academic Year

Undergraduate Scholarships

Graduate Scholarships

2016-2017

$240,850

$2,290,341

2015-2016

$256,000

$1,987,338

2014-2015

$334,000

$1,445,864

Class of 2015 Job Placement
(Percentage of journalism and public relations graduates employed within one year of graduation)

Program

Total # of Graduates

Accounted for %*

Employment %**

B.A. in Broadcast and Digital Journalism

39

85

97

B.A. in Print and Digital Journalism

22

86

95

B.A. in Public Relations

83

93

99

M.A. in Journalism

45

84

95

M.S. in Journalism

29

86

100

M.A. in Strategic Public Relations

52

88

93

M.A. in Specialized Journalism

12

92

100

M.A. in Specialized Journalism (The Arts)

12

67

100

*Accounted for is defined as information found through survey, LinkedIn or faculty/staff update
**Employment is defined as full-time paid internship, full-time job, and enrollment in graduate school