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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 2018 Fall 2017 Fall 2016
AD/PR 646 725 733
Film-Video 147 135 106
Journalism 530 571 515
Media Studies 169 184 146
Telecommunications 351 321 323
Comm (Pre-majors) 791 703 971
Digital Journ/Media (WC) 30    
Strat Comm (WC) 6    
Total 2,670 2,639 2,740

*WC: Digital Journalism/Media and Strategic Communications degrees are offered only online via the World Campus.

Graduation Rates

Compared to Overall Penn State University Park Rates
  Four Year Five Year Six Year
Entering Class PSU Comm PSU Comm PSU Comm
2014 66.3% 75.7%        
2013 68.3% 82.1% 83.5% 86.3%    
2012 66.9% 85.4% 83.5% 89.5% 85.2% 90.3%
2011 66.5% 82.4% 83.1% 88.5% 85.3% 89.3%
2010 67.9% 81.0% 84.1% 88.1% 86.1% 89.0%

Student Retention Rates

Compared to Overall Penn State University Park Rates
  First Year Second Year Third Year
Entering Class PSU Comm PSU Comm PSU Comm
2017 93.0% 93.8%        
2016 92.7% 93.4% 87.5% 86.0%    
2015 93.0% 91.0% 88.3% 86.1% 85.7 82.4
2014 93.5% 91.1% 89.7% 88.3% 85.5% 81.0%
2013 93.4% 95.1% 89.8% 90.9% 87.3% 85.3%