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 Counts, maintained by the university's Office of Institutional Research.

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, NORTHRIDGE

DEPARTMENT OF JOURNALISM

STUDENT SUCCESS RATES | Public Accountability 2019-20

 

RETENTION RATES FOR CSUN JOURNALISM MAJORS

 

 

FIRST-TIME FRESHMEN ENROLLED ONE YEAR AFTER ENTRY

FALL ENTRY YEAR

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

TOTAL COHORT

78

63

82

110

133

PERCENT WHO CONTINUED INTO SECOND YEAR

88.5 (69)

71.4 (45)

81.7 (67)

89.1

72.2

 

 

NEW TRANSFERS ENROLLED ONE YEAR AFTER ENTRY

TOTAL COHORT

65

50

94

117

113

PERCENT WHO CONTINUED INTO SECOND YEAR

90.8 (59)

86 (43)

80.9 (76)

84.6

85.8

GRADUATION RATES FOR CSUN JOURNALISM MAJORS

 

 

FIRST-TIME FRESHMEN AFTER SIX YEARS

FALL ENTRY YEAR

 

2012

(2018)

2011

(2017)

2010

(2016)

2009

(2015)

2008

(2014)

TOTAL COHORT

84

137

142

118

136

PERCENT GRADUATED

65.5 (55)

60.6 (83)

60.6 (86)

55.9

53.7

PERCENT LIKELY TO GRADUATE*

67.9

61.3

66.9

63.9

61.8

 

 

NEW TRANSFER STUDENTS AFTER THREE YEARS

FALL ENTRY YEAR

2015

(2018)

2014

(2017)

2013

(2016)

2012

(2015)

2011

(2014)

TOTAL COHORT

94

117

113

108

113

PERCENT WHO GRADUATED

64.9 (61)

76.1 (89)

71.7 (81)

78.7

63.7

PERCENT LIKELY TO GRADUATE**

73.4

76.9

78.8

87.

76.1

        

* 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

 

2017-18

2016-17

2015-16

2014-15

2013-14

JOURNALISM MAJOR

144

194

199

249

194

JOURNALISM MINOR

31

27

11

5

7

SPANISH-LANGUAGE

INTERDISCIPLINARY MINOR*

43

TBD

13

24

18

* The majority are Journalism majors.

 JOURNALISM GRADE POINT AVERAGES

FALL/CSUN

2017-18

2016-17

2015-16

2014-15

2013-14

AVERAGE GPA

2.88

2.8

2.83

2.83

2.85

ACADEMIC YEAR

2017-18

2016-17

2015-16

2014-15

2013-14

FIRST-TIME FRESHMEN AT EXIT

2.97

3.02

2.98

2.94

3.11

FIRST-TIME TRANSFER AT EXIT

2.98

2.98

2.91

3.06

3.09

JOURNALISM UNDERGRADUATE BY HEADCOUNT LEVEL

 

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

FRESHMAN

82

107

122

130

169

SOPHOMORE

83

91

82

124

98

JUNIOR

140

164

175

230

266

SENIOR

185

185

237

262

320

TOTAL

490

547

616

746

853

DEGREE RECIPIENTS’ HEADCOUNT BY ETHNICITY

FIRST-TIME FRESHMEN

2017-18

2016-17

2015-16

2014-15

2013-14

TRADITIONALLY UNDERSERVED

66

71

50

78

43

– American Indian/Alaskan native

 

NA

0

0

0

– Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

 

NA

1

0

1

– African American

6

13

8

17

13

– Latina/o

56

54

41

61

29

ASIAN

5

2

3

6

7

WHITE

10

13

3

18

19

MULTI-RACE/OTHER

4

4

5

4

5

UNKNOWN

4

2

2

9

6

INTERNATIONAL

1

1

0

0

3

TOTAL

86

89

63

115

83

FIRST-TIME TRANSFER

2017-18

2016-17

2015-16

2014-15

2013-14

TRADITIONALLY UNDERSERVED

29

62

24

61

46

– American Indian/Alaskan native

 

1

0

0

0

– Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

 

NA

0

0

0

– African American

8

11

4

12

10

– Latina/o

18

45

20

49

36

ASIAN

5

8

2

7

10

WHITE

16

26

16

44

30

MULTI-RACE/OTHER

3

5

3

9

3

UNKNOWN

5

6

3

7

10

INTERNATIONAL

3

1

2

5

11

TOTAL

58

103

50

113

110 

DEGREE RECIPIENTS’ HEADCOUNT BY GENDER

 

2017-18

2016-17

2015-16

2014-15

2013-14

 

 

 

FIRST-TIME FRESHMEN

Female

65 (75%)

65 (73%)

49 (78%)

94 (82%)

71 (86%)

Male

21 (24%)

24 (27%)

14 (22%)

21 (18%)

12 (15%)

 

 

 FIRST-TIME TRANSFER

Female

38 (66%)

66 (64%)

26 (52%)

99 (75%)

77 (70%)

Male

20 (34%)

37 (36%)

24 (48%)

34 (26%)

33 (30%)

         

JOURNALISM UNDERGRADUATES BY INTEREST

 

2018*

2017

2016

2015

2014

JOURNALISM

30

54

85

149

162

– BROADCAST

143

166

157

188

186

– GENERAL

201

174

216

223

331

– MAGAZINE

16

29

32

39

42

– PRINT/ONLINE

4

12

13

11

11

– PHOTOJOURNALISM

12

25

22

21

23

– PUBLIC RELATIONS

84

87

91

115

98

TOTAL

490

547

616

746

853

* In Fall 2018, Journalism enacted a sweeping curriculum redesign, eliminating the multiple emphases or concentrations in the major and creating formal options in Broadcast or Public Relations. Previously, starting in 2009, all journalism majors were listed as “general” interest, although the majority continued to follow a particular emphasis, such as “broadcast” or “public relations,” in their course selections.