Retention and Graduation Rates

Bachelor of Science in Journalism (BSJ), Master of Science in Journalism (MSJ), Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) Retention and Graduation Rates
 
Source: Northwestern University Office of the Registrar

BSJ*
Number of students admitted into Medill Fall 2007 177
Sophomore Retention Rate 98.87% (175)
Graduated from journalism program or other NU program 171
Graduated from journalism program 141
Breakdown by year
2010 1
2011 134
2012 4
2013 2

BSJ*
Number of students admitted into Medill Fall 2008 182
Sophomore Retention Rate 97.25% (177)
Graduated from journalism program or other NU program 173
Graduated from journalism program 136
Breakdown by year
2011 6
2012 121
2013 9
 
*BSJ first-year and transfer students enter our undergraduate journalism program in the fall of every academic year. Students may complete the program in three years if they have transferred from another institution with sophomore standing or they have earned enough applicable Advanced Placement (AP) credit.

MSJ**
Number of students admitted in 2010-2011 academic year 177
Active in program 1
Graduated from program 170 (96.05%)
Breakdown by year
2011 71
2012 93
2013 6

MSJ**
Number of students admitted in 2011-2012 academic year 182
Active in program 16
Graduated from program 151 (82.97%)
Breakdown by year
2012 68
2013 83
 
**MSJ students enter our full-time graduate journalism program in the summer, fall or winter quarter of every academic year. This is a 12-15 month program, with the 13th-15th months constituting an optional 5th quarter for a global or Washington, D.C., journalism experience.

MS IMC***
Number of students admitted in 2010-2011 academic year 122
Active in program 1
Graduated from program 119 (97.54%)
Breakdown by year
2012 110
2013 9

MS IMC***
Number of students admitted in 2011-2012 academic year 119
Graduated from program 99 (83.19%)
Breakdown by year
2013 99

***Medill offers three versions of the IMC master's program: full-time (15 months/5 quarters); part-time (2-5 years); and online (2-5 years). Students enter the full-time and part-time programs in the fall of every academic year. IMC Online students may enter during any quarter during the academic year.