Public Accountability

Department's Retention and Graduation Rates

In the fall of 2020, the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications was the largest major in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and the third-largest major at Savannah State University. In the fall of 2020, the department had a total of 239 majors or 7% percent of the university's total enrollment.

Retention Rate From Fall to Fall First-Year Students
Cohort Dept. of Journalism & Mass Communications
2020-2021 69.05%
2019-2020 67.50%
2018-2019 66.18%
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 71%

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

The following chart illustrates graduation rates for the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications.

Graduation Rates for the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications
Cohort Dept. of Journalism & Mass Communications
2015-16 cohort (2021) 32.79%
2014-15 cohort (2020) 30%
2013-14 cohort (2019) 37.72%
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 33.64%

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