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Public Accountability

The WVU Reed College of Media is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC). The College was fully reaccredited in 2010 and will go up for reaccreditation again in 2016. Per ACEJMC requirements, student retention and graduation data for the College appear below.

Student Retention Rates


Reed School of Journalism/College of Media Freshman Class Retained at WVU
Entering Class Continued to 2nd Year Continued to 3rd Year Continued to 4th Year
2008 87.3% 83.3% 60.8%
2009 84.2% 77.9% 55.8%
2010 87.5% 79.5% 55.7%
2011 83.5% 76.9% To Come
2012 87.8% 82.4% To Come
2013 85.2% To Come

Reed School of Journalism/College of Media Freshman Class Retained within School/College
Entering Class Continued to 2nd Year Continued to 3rd Year Continued to 4th Year
2008 76.5% 67.6% 52.9%
2009 67.4% 62.1% 48.4%
2010 77.3% 70.5% 50.0%
2011 67.0% 58.2% To Come
2012 81.1% 67.6% To Come
2013 77.8% To Come


Graduation Rates


Reed School of Journalism/College of Media Cumulative Graduation Rates
Entering Class Four Year Five Year Six Year
2008 52.9% 56.9% 57.8%
2009 48.4% 55.8% To Come
2010 50.0% To Come
2011 To Come
2012 To Come
2013 To Come

WVU Cumulative Graduation Rates
Entering Class Four Year Five Year Six Year
2008 33.0% 52.5% 56.7%
2009 33.3% 51.9% To Come
2010 32.6% To Come
2011 To Come
2012 To Come
2013 To Come