Journalism

Public Accountability

STUDENT SUCCESS

  • To provide public accountability as required by ACEJMC's standards for improving student services, the CSUN Journalism Department maintains and annually posts information on several indicators of student success. The data include retention and graduation rates for first-time freshmen and new transfer students over a five-year period. The chart below also contains overall enrollment and other relevant information about majors and minors.
  • Similar data about the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media and Communication as well as the entire university are available at CSUN by the Numbers, maintained by the university's Office of Institutional Research.

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, NORTHRIDGE

DEPARTMENT OF JOURNALISM

STUDENT SUCCESS RATES | Public Accountability 2016-17

RETENTION RATES FOR CSUN JOURNALISM MAJORS

FIRST-TIME FRESHMEN ENROLLED ONE YEAR AFTER ENTRY

FALL ENTRY YEAR

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

TOTAL COHORT

110

133

84

137

141

PERCENT WHO CONTINUED INTO SECOND YEAR

89.1

72.2

77.4

78.8

75.2

NEW TRANSFERS ENROLLED ONE YEAR AFTER ENTRY

TOTAL COHORT

117

113

108

113

126

PERCENT WHO CONTINUED INTO SECOND YEAR

84.6

85.8

89.8

77.9

88.1

GRADUATION RATES FOR CSUN JOURNALISM MAJORS

FIRST-TIME FRESHMEN AFTER SIX YEARS

FALL ENTRY YEAR

 

2009

(2015)

2008

(2014)

2007

(2013)

2006

(2012)

2005

(2011)

TOTAL COHORT

118

136

130

109

105

PERCENT GRADUATED

55.9

53.7

50.8

52.3

50.5

PERCENT LIKELY TO GRADUATE*

63.9

61.8

55.0

54.2

60.8

NEW TRANSFER STUDENTS AFTER THREE YEARS

FALL ENTRY YEAR

2012

(2015)

2011

(2014)

2010

(2013)

2009

(2012)

2008

(2011)

TOTAL COHORT

108

113

126

97

93

PERCENT WHO GRADUATED

78.7

63.7

66.7

59.8

55.9

PERCENT LIKELY TO GRADUATE**

87.

76.1

84.1

60.8

59.1

* These students either graduated from or were enrolled at CSUN after six years and are considered likely to graduate.

** These students either graduated from or were enrolled at CSUN after three years and are considered likely to graduate

JOURNALISM GRADUATES BY YEAR AND PROGRAM

 

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

JOURNALISM MAJOR

248

N/A

189

182

188

JOURNALISM MINOR

N/A

N/A

9

0

2

SPANISH-LANGUAGE INTERDISCIPLINARY MINOR*

N/A

N/A

13

1

4

* The majority are Journalism majors.

 JOURNALISM GRADE POINT AVERAGES

FALL/CSUN

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

AVERAGE GPA

2.83

2.85

2.87

2.88

2.89

ACADEMIC YEAR

2014-15

2013-14

2012-13

2011-12

2010-11

FIRST-TIME FRESHMEN AT EXIT

2.94

3.11

2.95

3.01

2.92

FIRST-TIME TRANSFER AT EXIT

3.06

3.09

3.04

3.00

2.89

 JOURNALISM UNDERGRADUATE BY HEADCOUNT LEVEL

 

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

FRESHMAN

130

169

173

278

183

SOPHOMORE

124

98

98

98

231

JUNIOR

230

266

288

265

267

SENIOR

262

320

297

278

259

TOTAL

746

853

856

793

892

DEGREE RECIPIENTS’ HEADCOUNT BY ETHNICITY

FIRST-TIME FRESHMEN

2014-15

2013-14

2012-13

2011-12

2010-11

TRADITIONALLY UNDERSERVED

78

43

37

36

41

– American Indian/Alaskan native

0

0

0

0

1

– Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0

1

0

0

1

– African American

17

13

15

15

16

– Latina/o

61

29

22

21

23

ASIAN

6

7

4

9

2

WHITE

18

19

21

27

23

MULTI-RACE/OTHER

4

5

0

1

0

UNKNOWN

9

6

6

9

9

INTERNATIONAL

0

3

1

3

1

TOTAL

115

83

69

85

76

FIRST-TIME TRANSFER

2014-15

2013-14

2012-13

2011-12

2010-11

TRADITIONALLY UNDERSERVED

61

46

53

34

40

– American Indian/Alaskan native

0

0

0

0

1

– Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0

0

0

0

1

– African American

12

10

11

7

17

– Latina/o

49

36

42

27

21

ASIAN

7

10

7

11

9

WHITE

44

30

28

27

40

MULTI-RACE/OTHER

9

3

4

6

1

UNKNOWN

7

10

11

11

13

INTERNATIONAL

5

11

9

3

4

TOTAL

113

110

111

92

107

 DEGREE RECIPIENTS’ HEADCOUNT BY GENDER

 

2014-15

2013-14

2012-13

2011-12

2010-11

FIRST-TIME FRESHMEN

Female

94 (82%)

71

54

67

62

Male

21 (18%)

12

15

18

14

FIRST-TIME TRANSFER

Female

99 (75%)

77

74

65

70

Male

34 (26%)

33

37

27

37

 JOURNALISM UNDERGRADUATES BY INTEREST*

 

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

JOURNALISM

149

162

186

211

219

– BROADCAST

188

186

188

185

204

– GENERAL

223

331

304

238

197

– MAGAZINE

39

42

45

51

70

– PRINT/ONLINE

11

11

22

20

21

– PHOTOJOURNALISM

21

23

22

33

36

– PUBLIC RELATIONS

115

98

89

55

65

TOTAL

746

853

856

793

812

* Since 2009, all journalism majors have been listed as “general” interest, although they may continue to follow a particular emphasis, such as “broadcast” or “public relations,” in their course selection.