Facts

Here is a snapshot of our students as of July 2017.

Enrollment by JMC major
The department has 120 JMC majors in four areas in Fall 2016.

  2016 2015 2014 2013 2012  
Advertising/Public Relations 62 68 85 89 80  
Convergence Journalism 29 38 46 46 40  
Journalism and Multimedia
Teaching Certification
3 4 2 3 2  
Multimedia 26 26 20 23 28  
Total 120 136 155 162 159  

 

Retention Rates
This table shows the rate at which students remain JMC majors and at the university. The JMC columns show the percentage of students who begin as freshman JMC majors and remain a JMC major in two, three or four years. These numbers do not represent students who adopt JMC majors after their initial freshman enrollment. The ACU columns show the percentage of all ACU students who begin at the university and remain at the university after two, three or four years. 

  To the 2nd Year To the 3rd Year To the 4th Year  
  JMC ACU JMC ACU JMC ACU  
Fall 2011 54.3% 75.1% 48.6% 65.9% 45.7% 60.3%  
Fall 2012 69.4% 79.4% 55.6% 72.2% 52.8% 65.3%  
Fall 2013 60.9% 75.2% 54.3% 67.3% 43.5% 59.9%  
Fall 2014 70.4% 79.3% 70.4% 72.2%      
Fall 2015 65.4% 76.1%          

 

Graduation Rates
This table shows recent graduation trends. The JMC columns show the percentage of JMC students who graduate in four, five or six years. The ACU columns show the percentage of all ACU students who graduate in four, five or six years.

  In 4 Years In 5 Years In 6 Years  
  JMC ACU JMC ACU JMC ACU  
Fall 2009 26.5% 41.3% 29.4% 56.9% 29.4% 60.6%  
Fall 2010 37.8% 47.6% 40.0% 60.7% 40.0% 62.1%  
Fall 2011 45.7% 48.0% 45.7% 60.0% 45.7% 61.1%  
Fall 2012 52.8% 52.9% 52.8% 64.7%      
Fall 2013 32.6% 44.8%