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Three years of data for the College of Communications regarding enrollment, graduation rates, student retention rates, scholarships and for-credit internships.

Enrollment

College of Communications Enrollment Statistics
Major Fall 2013 Fall 2012 Fall 2011
AD/PR 613 595 620
Film-Video 105 117 129
Journalism 634 648 661
Media Studies 146 153 179
Telecommunications 330 331 274
Comm (Pre-majors) 863 774 809
Total 2691 2618 2672

Graduation Rates

College of Communications Graduation Rates
Compared to Overall Penn State Rates
  Four Year Five Year Six Year
Entering Class PSU COC PSU COC PSU COC
2009 65.6% 76.4%        
2008 67.4% 79.5% 85.1% 88.0%    
2007 64.9% 79.4% 82.9% 87.4% 84.8% 88.0%
2006 66.1% 79.9% 84.2% 88.0% 86.1% 88.6%
2005 64.1% 78.1% 84.7% 88.8% 87.2% 89.9%

Student Retention Rates

College of Communications Retention Rates
Compared to Overall Penn State Rates
  First Year Second Year Third Year
Entering Class PSU COC PSU COC PSU COC
2012 92.4% 93.1%        
2011 91.6% 92.7% 88.1% 90.0%    
2010 92.6% 93.2% 88.9% 91.0% 86.5% 87.4%
2009 92.6% 89.1% 88.8% 87.7% 86.4% 85.2%
2008 93.4% 93.3% 89.9% 88.9% 87.7% 87.7%

Scholarships

College of Communications Scholarship Statistics
Year Scholarships Awarded Amount Awarded
2013-2014 481 $713,263
2012-2013 516 $657,920
2011-2012 461 $658,526

For-Credit Internships

College of Communications Internship Placement Statistics
  2013-14 2012-13 2011-12
Number of For-Credit Internships 588 648 651

 

Sources: Enrollment, Penn State EIS Official Enrollments; Graduation Rates, Penn State Enrollment Management; Scholarships, College of Communications Scholarship and Stewardship Coordinator; Internships, College of Communications Office of Internships and Career Services.

Page last updated: July 12, 2014