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By The Numbers

Three years of data for the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications regarding enrollment, graduation rates, student retention rates, scholarships and for-credit internships.

Enrollment

 
Major Fall 2016 Fall 2015 Fall 2014
AD/PR 733 732 703
Film-Video 106 96 97
Journalism 515 546 586
Media Studies 146 151 155
Telecommunications 323 346 323
Comm (Pre-majors) 917 899 934
Total 2,740 2,770 2,798

*Includes World Campus

Graduation Rates

Compared to Overall Penn State Rates
  Four Year Five Year Six Year
Entering Class PSU Comm PSU Comm PSU Comm
2012 66.9% 85.9%        
2011 66.5% 82.4% 83.1% 88.5%    
2010 67.9% 81.0% 84.1% 88.1% 86.1% 89.0%
2009 65.6% 76.4% 84.1% 86.6% 86.0% 87.0%
2008 67.4% 79.5% 85.`% 88.0% 87.2% 88.3%

Student Retention Rates

Compared to Overall Penn State Rates
  First Year Second Year Third Year
Entering Class PSU Comm PSU Comm PSU Comm
2015 93.0% 91.0%        
2014 93.5% 91.1% 89.7% 88.3%    
2013 93.4% 95.1% 89.8% 90.9% 87.3% 85.3%
2012 92.4% 93.1% 88.6% 90.6% 86.4% 88.4%
2011 91.6% 92.7% 88.1% 90.0% 85.5% 84.7%