Public Accountability

Department Retention and Graduation Rates

The Department of Journalism and Mass Communications was the largest major in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences in the 2018-2019 academic year and was the third largest major at Savannah State. In the fall of 2018, the department had a total of 346 majors or 8.48% percent of the university's total undergraduate enrollment.

Retention for Fall to Fall freshmen
Cohort Dept. of Journalism & Mass Communications
2018-2019 75%
2017-2018 63.6%
2016-2017 65.2%
2015-2016 62.9%
2014-2015 65.2%
2013-2014 71.8%
2012-2013 74.4%
2011-2012 66.9%
2010-2011 79%
2009-2010 84.8%
2008-2009 76.2%
2007-2008 82.8%
Average 72%

Savannah State University follows University System of Georgia requirements when reporting graduation rates, basing its percentage on a six-year period.

The following chart illustrates graduation rates for the Department of JMC.

Graduation rates for department.
Cohort Dept. of Journalism & Mass Communications
2012-13 cohort (2018) 33.75%
2011-12 cohort (2017) 25.6%
2010-11 cohort (2016) 23.1%
2009-10 cohort (2015) 35.6%
2008-09 cohort (2014) 26.3%
2007-08 cohort (2013) 32.6%
2006-07 cohort (2012) 33.3%
2005-06 cohort (2011) 38.7%
2004-05 cohort (2010) 45%
2003-04 cohort (2009) 40.28%
2002-03 cohort (2008) 40.3%
Average 34.05%

Other Retention-Related Data: