Student Success Rates

Accreditation

The School of Mass Communication is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC). ACEJMC is the agency responsible for the evaluation of professional journalism and mass communications programs in colleges and universities. The school also holds a Certification in Education for Public Relations (CEPR) by the the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).  CEPR is a program of quality-assurance for studies in public relations in colleges and universities worldwide. 

Retention Rates

The percentages below indicate the first-year retention rates of students who declare the major in Mass Communication. 

  Cohort Sophomore Year Junior Year Senior Year
Class of 2018 (uses 2014F cohort)

 

     
Communications Majors 53      
All Loyola Students 609      
         
Class of 2017 (uses 2013F cohort)        
Communications Majors 53 38 (72%)    
All Loyola Students 620 493 (80%)    
         
Class of 2016 (uses 2012F cohort)        
Communications Majors 49 39 (79%) 26 (53%)  
All Loyola Students 866 696 (80%) 583 (67%)  
         
Class of 2015 (uses 2011F cohort)        
Communications Majors 60 39 (65%) 30 (50%) 28 (46%)
All Loyola Students 857 634 (74%) 541 (63%) 502 (58%)
         
Class of 2014 (uses 2010F cohort)        
Communications Majors 66 47 (71%) 35 (53%) 32 (49%)
All Loyola Students 767 587 (77%) 496 (65%) 449 (59%)
         
Class of 2013 (uses 2009F cohort)        
Communications Majors 68 51 (75%) 36 (53%) 35 (51%)
All Loyola Students 796 651 (82%) 562 (71%) 523 (67%)
         
Class of 2012 (uses 2008F cohort)        
Communications Majors 51 35 (69%) 31 (61%) 28 (55%)
All Loyola Students 690 552 (80%) 486 (70%) 450 (66%)
         
Class of 2011 (uses 2007F cohort)        
Communications Majors 45 34 (76%) 25 (56%) 18 (40%)
All Loyola Students 495 362 (73%) 303 (61%) 283 (57%)
         
Class of 2010 (uses 2006F cohort)        
Communications Majors 45 32 (71%) 29 (64%) 25 (56%)
All Loyola Students 520 405 (78%) 346 (67%) 320 (63%)

Retention methodology is based upon continuous enrollment.  Communications retention is based upon returning in the major where the overall cohort is returning to the university. Students graduating before their senior year are subtracted from the denominator when calculating the retention percentage.

Students not yet in concentrations to break down by CMAD, CMJR, CMPR - will begin 2014F-2015F.

Retention to University

  Cohort Sophomore Year Junior Year Senior Year
Class of 2018 (uses 2014F cohort)        
Communications Majors 53      
All Loyola Students 609      
         
Class of 2017 (uses 2013F cohort)        
Communications Majors 53 42 (79%)    
All Loyola Students 620 493 (80%)    
         
Class of 2016 (uses 2012F cohort)        
Communications Majors 49 39 (79%) 32 (65%)  
All Loyola Students 866 696 (80%) 583 (67%)  
         
Class of 2015 (uses 2011F cohort)        
Communications Majors 60 47 (78%) 40 (67%) 38 (63%)
All Loyola Students 857 634 (74%) 541 (63%) 502 (58%)
         
Class of 2014 (uses 2010F cohort)        
Communications Majors 66 52 (79%) 43 (65%) 42 (64%)
All Loyola Students 767 587 (77%) 496 (65%) 449 (59%)
         
Class of 2013 (uses 2009F cohort)        
Communications Majors 68 60 (88%) 52 (76%) 50 (74%)
All Loyola Students 796 651 (82%) 562 (71%) 523 (67%)
         
Class of 2012 (uses 2008F cohort)        
Communications Majors 51 41 (80%) 37 (73%) 35 (69%)
All Loyola Students 690 552 (80%) 486 (70%) 450 (66%)
         
Class of 2011 (uses 2007F cohort)        
Communications Majors 45 37 (82%) 29 (64%) 21 (47%)
All Loyola Students 495 362 (73%) 303 (61%) 283 (57%)
         
Class of 2010 (uses 2006F cohort)        
Communications Majors 45 36 (80%) 35 (78%) 32 (71%)
All Loyola Students 520 405 (78%) 346 (67%) 320 (63%)

Retention methodology is based upon continuous enrollment. Like the overall Cohort, Communications retention is based upon returning to the university. Students graduating before their senior year are subtracted from the denominator when calculating the retention percentage.

Graduation Rates

The graduation rates below indicate the percentage of students who declared Mass Communication as a major as incoming freshmen and graduated with that same major in four, five and six years.

  Cohort 4-Year Graduation 5-Year Graduation 6-Year Graduation
Class of 2014 (uses 2010F cohort)        
Communications Majors 66 23 (35%)    
All Loyola Students 767 334 (44%)    
         
Class of 2013 (uses 2009F cohort)        
Communications Majors 68 26 (38%) +5 (46%)  
All Loyola Students 796 425 (53%) +75 (63%)  
         
Class of 2012 (uses 2008F cohort)        
Communications Majors 51 25 (49%) +1 (51%) +1 (53%)
All Loyola Students 690 350 (51%) +66 (60%) +10 (62%)
         
Class of 2011 (uses 2007F cohort)        
Communications Majors 45 14 (31%) +2 (36%) +1 (38%)
All Loyola Students 495 217 (44%) +47 (53%) +7 (55%)
         
Class of 2010 (uses 2006F cohort)        
Communications Majors 45 16 (36%) +4 (44%) +0 (44%)
All Loyola Students 520 246 (47%) +56 (58%) +5 (58%)
         
Class of 2008 (uses 2004F cohort)        

Communications Majors

94 43 (46%) +6 (52%) +0 (52%)
All Loyola Students 808 365 (45%) +85 (56%) +9 (57%)

Graduation Rates are not based upon continuous enrollment.  Communications Cohort and the Overall Cohort counts are based upon graduating from the university.

The Class of 2009 is not available due to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Loyola University did not offer a 2005 Fall semester and consequently, does not have a 2005 Fall Cohort.

Enrollment

The table below shows School of Mass Communication current students based upon their major (1 or 2) or minor (1 or 2) as of 4/24/2015 (Official Stats).

School of Mass Communication
2014F Total Enrollment
  MAJ1 MAJ2 MIN1 MIN2 TOTAL
Freshmen 57       57
Sophomores 58   1   59
Juniors 82   6 1 89
Seniors 40 2 8 2 52
GRAND TOTAL 237 2 15 3 257
 

The table below shows School of Mass Communication current students based upon their major (1 or 2) or minor (1 or 2) as of 9/27/2013 (Official Stats).

School of Mass Communication
2013F Total Enrollment
  MAJ1 MAJ2 MIN1 MIN2 TOTAL
Freshmen 59       59
Sophomores 68 2 2   72
Juniors 58 2 9 1 70
Seniors 55   12   67
GRAND TOTAL 240 4 23 1 268

Employment

Employment status of 2013-2014 graduates:

  Mass Communication National Average*
Employed Full Time 89%  
Graduate School 0%  
Not Employed / Unknown 11%  

Employment status of 2012-2013 graduates:

  Mass Communication National Average*
Employed Full Time 79% 57%
Graduate School 9% 6.3%
Not Employed / Unknown 12%  

Employment status of 2011-2012 graduates:

  Mass Communication National Average*
Employed Full Time 86% 56%
Graduate School 4.7% 7.2%
Not Employed / Unknown 9.3%  

Employment status of 2010-2011 graduates:

  Mass Communication National Average*
Employed Full Time 90.7% 53.3%
Graduate School 9.3% 8.6%
Not Employed / Unknown 0%  

Employment status of 2009-2010 graduates:

  Mass Communication National Average*
Employed Full Time 71.4% 49.8%
Graduate School 7.1% 8.9%
Not Employed / Unknown 21.4%  

*Annual Survey of Journalism and Mass Communication Graduates
Employment status Bachelor Degree recipients
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