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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 2017 Fall 2016 Fall 2015
AD/PR 725 733 732
Film-Video 135 106 96
Journalism 571 515 546
Media Studies 184 146 151
Telecommunications 321 323 346
Comm (Pre-majors) 703 917 899
Total 2,639 2,740 2,770

*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
2013 68.3% 82.1%        
2012 66.9% 85.9% 83.5% 89.5%    
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%
2009 65.6% 76.4% 84.1% 86.6% 86.0% 87.0%

Student Retention Rates

Compared to Overall Penn State Rates
  First Year Second Year Third Year
Entering Class PSU Comm PSU Comm PSU Comm
2016 92.7% 93.4%        
2015 93.0% 91.0% 88.3% 86.1%    
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%
2012 92.4% 93.1% 88.8% 90.6% 86.4% 88.4%