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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 2019 Fall 2018 Fall 2017
AD/PR 616 646 725
Film-Video 122 147 135
Journalism 434 530 571
Media Studies 141 169 184
Telecommunications 356 351 321
Comm (Pre-majors) 900 791 703
Digital Journ/Media (WC) 55 30  
Strat Comm (WC) 25 6  
Total 2,649 2,670 2,639

*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
2015 69.4% 77.1%        
2014 69.8% 77.8% 84.4% 85.9%    
2013 67.6% 80.9% 83.7% 86.1% 85.8% 87.9%
2012 66.4% 85.0% 82.8% 88.6% 85.0% 89.7%
2011 66.7% 82.2% 82.9% 89.3% 85.1% 89.6%

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
2018 93.6% 95.1%        
2017 93.0% 95.2% 88.2% 91.6%    
2016 93.1% 93.2% 88.0% 86.4% 85.5% 86.4%
2015 93.2% 91.4% 88.6% 86.0% 86.2% 83.0%
2014 93.3% 91.6% 89.2% 89.2% 84.8% 82.3%