Graduation and retention rates for the Department of Mass Communications.

 

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness (IEA) maintains graduate rates for the University of West Georgia. As explained on IEA's website, "Graduation rates follow the federal government reporting methodology and represent the percentage of a Full-Time, First-Time-In-College undergraduate cohort (entering in fall term or summer continuing to fall) that is still enrolled or has graduated from the same institution in the following fall term. Entering cohorts have been revised from previously generated files to exactly match USG BOR determined cohorts"

Below are graduation rates for the entering cohorts of declared Mass Communications majors from 2012-2015, as compiled by IEA.

  • Fall 2012 Graduation Rates
    Fall 2012 Cohort and Graduation Rates (Mass Comm. only)
    Students Entering Mass Comm Major Cohort Graduated in 4 years (or less) Graduated in 5 years (or less) Graduated in 6 years (or less)
    74 Students 18 Graduates (14 Mass Comm., 4 Other programs) 35 Graduates (26 Mass Comm., 9 Other programs) 39 Graduates (28 Mass Comm., 11 Other programs)
    3.68% of total Freshmen class 24.3% of the 2012 cohort 47.3% of the 2012 cohort 52.7% of the 2012 cohort

    Fall 2012 Cohort and Graduation Rates (Mass Comm. only)

    • Students Entering Mass Comm Major Cohort: 74 Students
      Graduated in 4 years (or less): 18 Graduates (14 Mass Comm., 4 Other programs)
      Graduated in 5 years (or less): 35 Graduates (26 Mass Comm., 9 Other programs)
      Graduated in 6 years (or less): 39 Graduates (28 Mass Comm., 11 Other programs)

    • Students Entering Mass Comm Major Cohort: 3.68% of total Freshmen class
      Graduated in 4 years (or less): 24.3% of the 2012 cohort
      Graduated in 5 years (or less): 47.3% of the 2012 cohort
      Graduated in 6 years (or less): 52.7% of the 2012 cohort

    Fall 2012 Cohort and Graduation Rates (UWG)
    UWG Entering Cohort Graduated in 4 years (or less) Graduated in 5 years (or less) Graduated in 6 years (or less)
    2012 Students 393 Graduates 749 Graduates 850 Graduates
    N/A 19.5% of the 2012 cohort 37.2% of the 2012 cohort 42.25% of the 2012 cohort

    Fall 2012 Cohort and Graduation Rates (UWG)

    • UWG Entering Cohort: 2012 Students
      Graduated in 4 years (or less): 393 Graduates
      Graduated in 5 years (or less): 749 Graduates
      Graduated in 6 years (or less): 850 Graduates

    • UWG Entering Cohort: N/A
      Graduated in 4 years (or less): 19.5% of the 2012 cohort
      Graduated in 5 years (or less): 37.2% of the 2012 cohort
      Graduated in 6 years (or less): 42.25% of the 2012 cohort

  • Fall 2013 Graduation Rates
    Fall 2013 Cohort and Graduation Rates (Mass Comm. only)
    Students Entering Mass Comm Major Cohort Graduated in 4 years (or less) Graduated in 5 years (or less) Graduated in 6 years (or less)
    85 Students 22 Graduates (19 Mass Comm., 3 Other programs) 40 Graduates (35 Mass Comm., 5 Other programs) 43 Graduates (37 Mass Comm., 6 Other programs)
    3.87% of total Freshmen class 25.9% of the 2013 cohort 47.1% of the 2013 cohort 50.6% of the 2013 cohort

    Fall 2013 Cohort and Graduation Rates (Mass Comm. only)

    • Students Entering Mass Comm Major Cohort: 85 Students
      Graduated in 4 years (or less): 22 Graduates (19 Mass Comm., 3 Other programs)
      Graduated in 5 years (or less): 40 Graduates (35 Mass Comm., 5 Other programs)
      Graduated in 6 years (or less): 43 Graduates (37 Mass Comm., 6 Other programs)

    • Students Entering Mass Comm Major Cohort: 3.87% of total Freshmen class
      Graduated in 4 years (or less): 25.9% of the 2013 cohort
      Graduated in 5 years (or less): 47.1% of the 2013 cohort
      Graduated in 6 years (or less): 50.6% of the 2013 cohort

    Fall 2013 Cohort and Graduation Rates (UWG)
    UWG Entering Cohort Graduated in 4 years (or less) Graduated in 5 years (or less) Graduated in 6 years (or less)
    2198 Students 470 Graduates 880 Graduates 994 Graduates
    N/A 21.4% of the 2013 cohort 47.1% of the 2013 cohort 45.2% of the 2013 cohort

    Fall 2013 Cohort and Graduation Rates (UWG)

    • UWG Entering Cohort: 2198 Students
      Graduated in 4 years (or less): 470 Graduates
      Graduated in 5 years (or less): 880 Graduates
      Graduated in 6 years (or less): 994 Graduates

    • UWG Entering Cohort: N/A
      Graduated in 4 years (or less): 21.4% of the 2013 cohort
      Graduated in 5 years (or less): 47.1% of the 2013 cohort
      Graduated in 6 years (or less): 45.2% of the 2013 cohort

  • Fall 2014 Graduation Rates
    Fall 2014 Cohort and Graduation Rates (Mass Comm. only)
    Students Entering Mass Comm Major Cohort Graduated in 4 years (or less) Graduated in 5 years (or less) Graduated in 6 years (or less)
    99 Students 27 Graduates (16 Mass Comm., 11 Other programs) 48 Graduates (30 Mass Comm., 18 Other programs) Available following Summer 2020 Commencement
    4.57% of total Freshmen class 27.3% of the 2014 cohort 48.5% of the 2014 cohort

    Fall 2014 Cohort and Graduation Rates (Mass Comm. only)

    • Students Entering Mass Comm Major Cohort: 99 Students
      Graduated in 4 years (or less): 27 Graduates (16 Mass Comm., 11 Other programs)
      Graduated in 5 years (or less): 48 Graduates (30 Mass Comm., 18 Other programs)
      Graduated in 6 years (or less): Available following Summer 2020 Commencement

    • Students Entering Mass Comm Major Cohort: 4.57% of total Freshmen class
      Graduated in 4 years (or less): 27.3% of the 2014 cohort
      Graduated in 5 years (or less): 48.5% of the 2014 cohort

    Fall 2014 Cohort and Graduation Rates (UWG)
    UWG Entering Cohort Graduated in 4 years (or less) Graduated in 5 years (or less) Graduated in 6 years (or less)
    2167 Students 479 Graduates 857 Graduates Available following Summer 2020 Commencement
    N/A 22.1% of the 2014 cohort 39.5% of the 2014 cohort

    Fall 2014 Cohort and Graduation Rates (UWG)

    • UWG Entering Cohort: 2167 Students
      Graduated in 4 years (or less): 479 Graduates
      Graduated in 5 years (or less): 857 Graduates
      Graduated in 6 years (or less): Available following Summer 2020 Commencement

    • UWG Entering Cohort: N/A
      Graduated in 4 years (or less): 22.1% of the 2014 cohort
      Graduated in 5 years (or less): 39.5% of the 2014 cohort

  • Fall 2015 Graduation Rates
    Fall 2015 Cohort and Graduation Rates (Mass Comm. only)
    Students Entering Mass Comm Major Cohort Graduated in 4 years (or less) Graduated in 5 years (or less) Graduated in 6 years (or less)
    85 Students 25 Graduates (21 Mass Comm., 4 Other programs) Available following Summer 2020 Commencement Available following Summer 2021 Commencement
    3.63% of total Freshmen class 29.4% of the 2015 cohort

    Fall 2015 Cohort and Graduation Rates (Mass Comm. only)

    • Students Entering Mass Comm Major Cohort: 85 Students
      Graduated in 4 years (or less): 25 Graduates (21 Mass Comm., 4 Other programs)
      Graduated in 5 years (or less): Available following Summer 2020 Commencement
      Graduated in 6 years (or less): Available following Summer 2021 Commencement

    • Students Entering Mass Comm Major Cohort: 3.63% of total Freshmen class
      Graduated in 4 years (or less): 29.4% of the 2015 cohort

    Fall 2015 Cohort and Graduation Rates (UWG)
    UWG Entering Cohort Graduated in 4 years (or less) Graduated in 5 years (or less) Graduated in 6 years (or less)
    2343 Students 508 Graduates Available following Summer 2020 Commencement Available following Summer 2021 Commencement
    N/A 21.7% of the cohort

    Fall 2015 Cohort and Graduation Rates (UWG)

    • UWG Entering Cohort: 2343 Students
      Graduated in 4 years (or less): 508 Graduates
      Graduated in 5 years (or less): Available following Summer 2020 Commencement
      Graduated in 6 years (or less): Available following Summer 2021 Commencement

    • UWG Entering Cohort: N/A
      Graduated in 4 years (or less): 21.7% of the cohort

 

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment produces retention rates at the institution-level based on the entering cohort of first-time, full-time entering students," as defined by the IPEDS (Integrated Post-secondary Education Data System). These rates indicate that a student entered UWG in a specified cohort, they returned to UWG in subsequent fall terms, and/or they graduated from UWG - declared major or major of degree conferred is not taken into consideration. Since many students enter as undecided/undeclared, or in a pre or meta-major and/or change majors any number of times while enrolled at UWG, IEA does not track the retention based on an individual major in the same way as it does institutionally across all majors/programs.

IEA is able to provide retention data for all enrolled Mass Communications majors for each fall term, and the data is presented in the tables below. Note, however, that IEA does not use the same methodology as institutional retention rates using "first-time, full-time entering student" cohort for each fall. Rather, it used information for all declared majors at the freshmen, sophomore, junior, and senior levels.