Journalism

Public Accountability

STUDENT SUCCESS

  • To provide public accountability as required by Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication'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 2017-18

RETENTION RATES FOR CSUN JOURNALISM MAJORS

FIRST-TIME FRESHMEN ENROLLED ONE YEAR AFTER ENTRY

FALL ENTRY YEAR

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

TOTAL COHORT

82

110

133

84

137

PERCENT WHO CONTINUED INTO SECOND YEAR

81.7 (67)

89.1

72.2

77.4

78.8

NEW TRANSFERS ENROLLED ONE YEAR AFTER ENTRY

TOTAL COHORT

94

117

113

108

113

PERCENT WHO CONTINUED INTO SECOND YEAR

80.9 (76)

84.6

85.8

89.8

77.9

GRADUATION RATES FOR CSUN JOURNALISM MAJORS

FIRST-TIME FRESHMEN AFTER SIX YEARS

FALL ENTRY YEAR

 

2010

(2016)

2009

(2015)

2008

(2014)

2007

(2013)

2006

(2012)

TOTAL COHORT

142

118

136

130

109

PERCENT GRADUATED

60.6 (86)

55.9

53.7

50.8

52.3

PERCENT LIKELY TO GRADUATE*

NA

63.9

61.8

55.0

54.2

NEW TRANSFER STUDENTS AFTER THREE YEARS

FALL ENTRY YEAR

2013

2012

(2015)

2011

(2014)

2010

(2013)

2009

(2012)

TOTAL COHORT

113

108

113

126

97

PERCENT WHO GRADUATED

71.7 (81)

78.7

63.7

66.7

59.8

PERCENT LIKELY TO GRADUATE**

NA

87.

76.1

84.1

60.8

* 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

 

2015/16

2014/15

2013/14

2012/13

2011/12

JOURNALISM MAJOR

199

249

194

181

180

JOURNALISM MINOR

11

5

7

22

16

SPANISH-LANGUAGE MINOR*

13

24

18

13

1

* The majority are Journalism majors.

 JOURNALISM GRADE POINT AVERAGES

FALL/CSUN

2015/16

2014/15

2013/14

2012/13

2011/12

AVERAGE GPA

2.83

2.83

2.85

2.87

2.88

ACADEMIC YEAR

2015/16

2014/15

2013/14

2012/13

2011/12

FIRST-TIME FRESHMEN AT EXIT

2.98

2.94

3.11

2.95

3.01

FIRST-TIME TRANSFER AT EXIT

2.91

3.06

3.09

23.04

3.00

JOURNALISM UNDERGRADUATE BY HEADCOUNT LEVEL

 

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

FRESHMAN

122

130

169

173

278

SOPHOMORE

82

124

98

98

98

JUNIOR

175

230

266

288

265

SENIOR

237

262

320

297

278

TOTAL

616

746

853

856

793

 DEGREE RECIPIENTS’ HEADCOUNT BY ETHNICITY

FIRST-TIME FRESHMEN

2015/16

2014/15

2013/14

2012/13

2011/12

TRADITIONALLY UNDERSERVED

50

78

43

37

36

– American Indian/Alaskan native

0

0

0

0

0

– Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

1

0

1

0

0

– African American

8

17

13

15

15

– Latina/o

41

61

29

22

21

ASIAN

3

6

7

4

9

WHITE

3

18

19

21

27

MULTI-RACE/OTHER

5

4

5

0

1

UNKNOWN

2

9

6

6

9

INTERNATIONAL

0

0

3

1

3

TOTAL

63

115

83

69

85

FIRST-TIME TRANSFER

2015/16

2014/15

2013/14

2012/13

2011/12

TRADITIONALLY UNDERSERVED

24

61

46

53

34

– American Indian/Alaskan native

0

0

0

0

0

– Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0

0

0

0

0

– African American

4

12

10

11

7

– Latina/o

20

49

36

42

27

ASIAN

2

7

10

7

11

WHITE

16

44

30

28

27

MULTI-RACE/OTHER

3

9

3

4

6

UNKNOWN

3

7

10

11

11

INTERNATIONAL

2

5

11

9

3

TOTAL

50

113

110

111

92

DEGREE RECIPIENTS’ HEADCOUNT BY GENDER

 

2015/16

2014/15

2013/14

2012/13

2011/12

FIRST-TIME FRESHMEN

Female

49 (78%)

94 (82%)

71

54

67

Male

14 (22%)

21 (18%)

12

15

18

 FIRST-TIME TRANSFER

Female

26 (52%)

99 (75%)

77

74

65

Male

24 (48%)

34 (26%)

33

37

27

 JOURNALISM UNDERGRADUATES BY INTEREST*

 

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

JOURNALISM

85

149

162

186

211

– BROADCAST

157

188

186

188

185

– GENERAL

216

223

331

304

238

– MAGAZINE

32

39

42

45

51

– PRINT/ONLINE

13

11

11

22

20

– PHOTOJOURNALISM

22

21

23

22

33

– PUBLIC RELATIONS

91

115

98

89

55

TOTAL

616

746

853

856

793

* 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 selections.