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Mayborn Retention & Graduation Facts

The Mayborn School of Journalism is one of 111 programs within the United States and outside the country accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. There are about 1,000 undergraduate students in the Mayborn School.

Two departments comprise the School. The Department of News includes majors in digital and print, broadcast journalism and photojournalism. The Department of Strategic Communications includes majors in advertising and public relations.

Undergraduate Journalism Enrollment

  Fall 2015 Fall 2014 Fall 2013 Fall 2012 Fall 2011 Fall 2010 Fall 2009 Fall 2008
Total 1,158 1,087 977 996 988 912 900 851

Undergraduate Student Retention Rates by Cohort Years: First-Time in College Students

  1 Year 2 Year 3 Year
  Mayborn UNT Mayborn UNT Mayborn UNT
First enrolled 2006 78% 79% 67% 69% 61% 64%
First enrolled 2007 74% 78% 67% 67% 63% 62%
First enrolled 2008 83% 79% 73% 69% 66% 61%
First enrolled 2009 78% 78% 72% 69% 62% 60%
First enrolled 2010 84% 79% 75% 67% 55% 62%
First enrolled 2011 84% 76% 77% 63% 70% 60%
First enrolled 2012 81% 76% 77% 66% 75% 60%
First enrolled 2013 81% 74% 80% 66% N/A N/A
First enrolled 2014 86% 79% N/A N/A N/A N/A

Undergraduate Student Retention Rates by Cohort Years: Full-Time Transfer College Students

  1 Year 2 Year 3 Year
  Mayborn UNT Mayborn UNT Mayborn UNT
First enrolled 2009 82% 73% 72% 69% 62% 60%
First enrolled 2010 84% 74% 75% 67% 55% 62%
First enrolled 2011 84% 81% 73% 71% 62% 65%
First enrolled 2012 81% 74% 72% 66% 68% 68%
First enrolled 2013 81% 74% 79% 72% N/A N/A
First enrolled 2014 73% 75% N/A N/A N/A N/A

Undergraduate Graduation Rates: First-Time in College Students, Enrolled Full-Time

  4-Year Grad Rates 5-Year Grad Rates 6-Year Grad Rates
  Mayborn UNT Mayborn UNT Mayborn UNT
First enrolled 2006 29% 22% 46% 41% 50% 48%
First enrolled 2007 33% 26% 49% 45% 54% 49%
First enrolled 2008 39% 26% 54% 44% 59% 66%
First enrolled 2009 36% 29% 46% 46% 52% 52%
First enrolled 2010 42% 30% 61%  47% N/A  N/A 
First enrolled 2011 44% 30% N/A N/A N/A N/A

Undergraduate Graduation Rates: Transfer Students, Enrolled Full-Time

  4-Year Grad Rates 5-Year Grad Rates 6-Year Grad Rates
  Mayborn UNT Mayborn UNT Mayborn UNT
First enrolled 2006 56% 52% 60% 58% 62% 61%
First enrolled 2007 63% 56% 68% 61% 70% 62%
First enrolled 2008 60% 57% 62% 62% 67% 67%
First enrolled 2009 58% 59% 62% 64% 64% 61%
First enrolled 2010 52% 57% 56% 63% N/A N/A
First enrolled 2011 60% 58% N/A N/A N/A N/A

UNT is one of the largest transfer institutions in the nation. Transfer students are admitted at various classifications based on completed hours.

Graduate Journalism Enrollment: Masters Students

  2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Master of Arts 26 24 30 33 25 17 14 10
Master of Journalism 20 31 35 34 43 37 36 36
Total 46 55 65 67 68 54 50 46

Graduate Student Retention Rates by Cohort Years

  1 Year 2 Year 3 Year
  Mayborn UNT Mayborn UNT Mayborn UNT
2006 94.1% 75.7% 88.2% 57.6% 82.4% 47.9%
2007 60.9% 82.9% 60.9% 75.4% 60.9% 53.7%
2008 100% 87.1% 90.9% 78.2% 90.9% 54.7%
2009 80% 85.8% 65% 76.8% 65% 56.3%
2010 96% 94% 93% 92% 94% 92%
2011 94% 94% 94% 93% 90% 78%
2012 96% 94% 86% 78% 89% 80%
2013 81% 84% 79% 82% N/A N/A
2014 95% 85% N/A N/A N/A N/A

Graduation Rates for Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism

  3-Year Grad Rates
  Mayborn UNT
First enrolled 2006 82.3% 47.9%
First enrolled 2007 60.9% 53.7%
First enrolled 2008 90.1% 54.7%
First enrolled 2009 65% 56.3%
First enrolled 2010 87% 65%
First enrolled 2011 85% 65%
First enrolled 2012 79% 65%

Frank W. and Sue Mayborn

During his life, Frank W. Mayborn promoted journalism excellence. His wife, Sue Mayborn, continues this tradition. UNT has been the beneficiary of these efforts.

Read about our benefactors Frank W. and Sue Mayborn