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 2018-19

 

RETENTION RATES FOR CSUN JOURNALISM MAJORS

 

FIRST-TIME FRESHMEN ENROLLED ONE YEAR AFTER ENTRY

FALL ENTRY YEAR

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

TOTAL COHORT

63

82

110

133

84

PERCENT WHO CONTINUED INTO SECOND YEAR

71.4 (45)

81.7 (67)

89.1

72.2

77.4

 

NEW TRANSFERS ENROLLED ONE YEAR AFTER ENTRY

TOTAL COHORT

50

94

117

113

108

PERCENT WHO CONTINUED INTO SECOND YEAR

86 (43)

80.9 (76)

84.6

85.8

89.8

       


GRADUATION RATES FOR CSUN JOURNALISM MAJORS

 

FIRST-TIME FRESHMEN AFTER SIX YEARS

FALL ENTRY YEAR

 

2011

(2017)

2010

(2016)

2009

(2015)

2008

(2014)

2007

(2013)

TOTAL COHORT

137

142

118

136

130

PERCENT GRADUATED

60.6 (83)

60.6 (86)

55.9

53.7

50.8

PERCENT LIKELY TO GRADUATE*

NA

NA

63.9

61.8

55.0

 

NEW TRANSFER STUDENTS AFTER THREE YEARS

FALL ENTRY YEAR

2014

(2017)

2013

(2016)

2012

(2015)

2011

(2014)

2010

(2013)

TOTAL COHORT

117

113

108

113

126

PERCENT WHO GRADUATED

76.1 (89)

71.7 (81)

78.7

63.7

66.7

PERCENT LIKELY TO GRADUATE**

NA

NA

87.

76.1

84.1

       

* 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

 

2016-17

2015-16

2014-15

2013-14

2012-13

JOURNALISM MAJOR

194

199

249

194

181

JOURNALISM MINOR

27

11

5

7

22

SPANISH-LANGUAGE INTERDISCIPLINARY MINOR*

TBD

13

24

18

13

* The majority are Journalism majors.

 

JOURNALISM GRADE POINT AVERAGES

FALL/CSUN

2016-17

2015-16

2014-15

2013-14

2012-13

AVERAGE GPA

2.8

2.83

2.83

2.85

2.87

ACADEMIC YEAR

2016-17

2015-16

2014-15

2013-14

2012-13

FIRST-TIME FRESHMEN AT EXIT

3.02

2.98

2.94

3.11

2.95

FIRST-TIME TRANSFER AT EXIT

2.98

2.91

3.06

3.09

23.04

 

JOURNALISM UNDERGRADUATE BY HEADCOUNT LEVEL

 

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

FRESHMAN

107

122

130

169

173

SOPHOMORE

91

82

124

98

98

JUNIOR

164

175

230

266

288

SENIOR

185

237

262

320

297

TOTAL

547

616

746

853

856

 

DEGREE RECIPIENTS’ HEADCOUNT BY ETHNICITY

FIRST-TIME FRESHMEN

2016-17

2015-16

2014-15

2013-14

2012-13

TRADITIONALLY UNDERSERVED

71

50

78

43

37

– American Indian/Alaskan native

NA

0

0

0

0

– Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

NA

1

0

1

0

– African American

13

8

17

13

15

– Latina/o

54

41

61

29

22

ASIAN

2

3

6

7

4

WHITE

13

3

18

19

21

MULTI-RACE/OTHER

4

5

4

5

0

UNKNOWN

2

2

9

6

6

INTERNATIONAL

1

0

0

3

1

TOTAL

89

63

115

83

69

 

FIRST-TIME TRANSFER

2016-17

2015-16

2014-15

2013-14

2012-13

TRADITIONALLY UNDERSERVED

62

24

61

46

53

– American Indian/Alaskan native

1

0

0

0

0

– Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

NA

0

0

0

0

– African American

11

4

12

10

11

– Latina/o

45

20

49

36

42

ASIAN

8

2

7

10

7

WHITE

26

16

44

30

28

MULTI-RACE/OTHER

5

3

9

3

4

UNKNOWN

6

3

7

10

11

INTERNATIONAL

1

2

5

11

9

TOTAL

103

50

113

110

111

 

DEGREE RECIPIENTS’ HEADCOUNT BY GENDER

 

2016-17

2015-16

2014-15

2013-14

2012-13

 

FIRST-TIME FRESHMEN

Female

65 (73%)

49 (78%)

94 (82%)

71

54

Male

24 (27%)

14 (22%)

21 (18%)

12

15

 

 FIRST-TIME TRANSFER

Female

66 (64%)

26 (52%)

99 (75%)

77

74

Male

37 (36%)

24 (48%)

34 (26%)

33

37

       

 

JOURNALISM UNDERGRADUATES BY INTEREST*

 

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

JOURNALISM

54

85

149

162

186

– BROADCAST

166

157

188

186

188

– GENERAL

174

216

223

331

304

– MAGAZINE

29

32

39

42

45

– PRINT/ONLINE

12

13

11

11

22

– PHOTOJOURNALISM

25

22

21

23

22

– PUBLIC RELATIONS

87

91

115

98

89

TOTAL

547

616

746

853

856

* 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. Starting in Fall 2018, in addition to the Journalism major, students will have options in Journalism/Broadcast or Journalism/Public Relations.