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By The Numbers

Three years of data for the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications regarding enrollment, graduation rates and student retention rates.

Enrollment

MajorFall 2021Fall 2020Fall 2019
AD/PR
554
551
621
Film Production
142
128
129
Journalism
418

394

456
Media Studies
118
133
147
Telecommunications
331
368
366
Comm (Pre-majors)
1,178
1,087
1,129
Digital Journ/Media (WC)
57
73
56
Strat Comm (WC)
34
40
25
Total
2,831
2,772
2,929

*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

2017

70.3%

83.1%

2016

69.9%

82.5%

82.8%

87.3%

2015

69.4%

77.1%

83.4%

83.6%

85.4%

84.8%

2014

69.8%

77.8%

84.4%

85.9%

86.3%

86.5%

2013

67.6%

80.9%

83.7%

86.1%

85.8%

87.9%


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

2020

93.1%

94.9%

2019

92.2%

91.5%

89.6%

88.8%

2018

93.6%

95.1%

88.6%

90.4%

85.8%

88.8%

2017

93.0%

95.2%

88.2%

91.6%

84.9%

87.3%

2016

93.1%

93.2%

88.0%

86.4%

85.5%

86.4%