Accreditation & Mayborn by the Numbers

Accreditation

The Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism is among the elite journalism programs that have earned national accreditation by the ACEJMC, the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication:

University of Kansas School of Journalism
Stauffer-Flint Hall 1435 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045

Phone: 785-864-3973
Website: www2.ku.edu/~acejmc/FULLINFO.HTML

Retention & Graduation Facts

The Mayborn School of Journalism is one of 119 programs within the United States and outside the country accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.

Students may choose from professional concentrations in digital and print, broadcast journalism, photojournalism, advertising and public relations.

Undergraduate Journalism Enrollment

FALL 2022 FALL 2021 Fall 2020 Fall 2019 Fall 2018 Fall 2017 Fall 2016 Fall 2015 Fall 2014 Fall 2013 Fall 2012
Total 772 872 932 1021 1113 1169 1218 1158 1093 982 1001

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

1 Year 2 Year 3 Year
Mayborn UNT Mayborn UNT Mayborn UNT
2007 Cohort 72% 75% 64% 64% 60% 61%
2008 Cohort 82% 75% 69% 64% 66% 61%
2009 Cohort 79% 78% 64% 65% 61% 60%
2010 Cohort 84% 78% 74% 65% 68% 62%
2011 Cohort 83% 76% 77% 67% 74% 62%
2012 Cohort 81% 75% 78% 66% 74% 62%
2013 Cohort 87% 78% 80% 66% 74% 62%
2014 Cohort 86% 79% 78% 69% 76% 65%
2015 Cohort 80% 80% 71% 69% 69% 66%
2016 Cohort 80% 78% 72% 68% 68% 66%
2017 Cohort 82% 78% 74% 69% 70% 66%
2018 Cohort 81% 79% 77% 71% 76% 66%
2019 Cohort 86% 82% 77% 72% 76% 67%
2020 Cohort 83% 78% 68% 68% N/A N/A
2021 Cohort 74% 78% 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
2007 Cohort 85% 74% 81% 72% 78% 68%
2008 Cohort 71% 77% 74% 71% 68% 68%
2009 Cohort 81% 75% 76% 71% 70% 70%
2010 Cohort 73% 76% 66% 70% 66% 67%
2011 Cohort 82% 76% 74% 70% 66% 68%
2012 Cohort 75% 75% 73% 69% 69% 67%
2013 Cohort 82% 77% 79% 72% 76% 69%
2014 Cohort 74% 75% 73% 70% 67% 67%
2015 Cohort 82% 76% 70% 71% 72% 69%
2016 Cohort 74% 78% 74% 73% 64% 70%
2017 Cohort 81% 78% 77% 73% 77% 72%
2018 Cohort 77% 79% 79% 76% 71% 73%
2019 Cohort 91% 85% 85% 76% 80% 73%
2020 Cohort 84% 81% 77% 74% N/A N/A
2021 Cohort 87% 81% 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
2007 Cohort 32% 26% 46% 45% 54% 52%
2008 Cohort 40% 27% 57% 45% 59% 52%
2009 Cohort 36% 29% 46% 47% 53% 52%
2010 Cohort 42% 29% 61% 47% 65% 53%
2011 Cohort 44% 30% 61% 49% 66% 55%
2012 Cohort 45% 31% 63% 49% 67% 55%
2013 Cohort 52% 36% 68% 53% 73% 57%
2014 Cohort 58% 38% 69% 54% 70% 58%
2015 Cohort 49% 40% 62% 56% 66% 60%
2016 Cohort 54% 42% 64% 55% N/A N/A
2017 Cohort 48% 43% 60% 56% N/A N/A
2018 Cohort 54% 43% 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
2007 Cohort 66% 57% 71% 62% 75% 65%
2008 Cohort 60% 59% 62% 64% 66% 66%
2009 Cohort 58% 59% 63% 65% 65% 68%
2010 Cohort 53% 58% 57% 63% 59% 65%
2011 Cohort 60% 58% 67% 64% 70% 66%
2012 Cohort 61% 58% 65% 63% 66% 66%
2013 Cohort 68% 61% 74% 66% 77% 69%
2014 Cohort 61% 59% 65% 64% 68% 66%
2015 Cohort 63% 61% 69% 66% 71% 68%
2016 Cohort 56% 63% 59% 68% N/A N/A
2017 Cohort 69% 65% 75% 69% N/A N/A
2018 Cohort 62% 66% 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

2022 FALL 2021 Fall 2020 Fall 2019 Fall 2018 Fall 2017 Fall 2016 Fall 2015 Fall 2014 Fall 2013 Fall 2012 Fall
Master of Arts 7 11 17 11 13 14 19 26 24 30 33
Master of Journalism 20 31 39 35 20 15 16 20 31 35 34
Master of Science (Digital Communication Analytics) 16 44 39 29 10 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total 43 86 95 75 43 30 35 46 55 65 67

Graduate Student Retention Rates by Cohort Years

1 Year 2 Year 3 Year
Mayborn UNT Mayborn UNT Mayborn UNT
2007 Cohort 65% 79% 65% 74% 65% 75%
2008 Cohort 100% 84% 92% 76% 92% 78%
2009 Cohort 86% 79% 73% 75% 77% 76%
2010 Cohort 100% 81% 95% 74% 95% 75%
2011 Cohort 95% 90% 88% 76% 88% 77%
2012 Cohort 93% 83% 87% 74% 93% 76%
2013 Cohort 81% 83% 71% 76% 71% 78%
2014 Cohort 100% 82% 100% 78% 100% 80%
2015 Cohort 100% 82% 81% 78% 88% 83%
2016 Cohort 100% 82% 100% 80% 100% 82%
2017 Cohort 82% 82% 55% 77% 82% 79%
2018 Cohort 83% 84% 67% 79% 75% 81%
2019 Cohort 85% 85% 89% 83% 85% 83%
2020 Cohort 81% 81% 70% 75% N/A N/A
2021 Cohort 80% 86% N/A N/A N/A N/A

Graduation Rates for Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism

3-Year Grad Rates
Mayborn UNT
2007 Cohort 65% 63%
2008 Cohort 92% 64%
2009 Cohort 73% 66%
2010 Cohort 79% 65%
2011 Cohort 84% 66%
2012 Cohort 80% 65%
2013 Cohort 57% 69%
2014 Cohort 86% 71%
2015 Cohort 88% 74%
2016 Cohort 100% 73%
2017 Cohort 82% 71%
2018 Cohort 67% 75%
2019 Cohort 85% 76%