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Public Accountability

The WVU Reed College of Media is dedicated to student success. As part of that dedication, the College participates in the international accreditation program of the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC). Per ACEJMC requirements, WVU and College of Media student retention and graduation data are provided annually and 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% 76.5%
2009 85.3% 77.9% 72.6%
2010 87.6% 79.8% 76.4%
2011 83.5% 76.9% 72.5%
2012 87.8% 82.4% 75.7%
2013 85.2% 79.6% 76.9%
2014 86.3% 81.3% 71.3%
2015 90.7% 85.6% To Come
2016 83.9% 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% 56.9%
2009 67.4% 62.1% 57.9%
2010 76.4% 69.7% 62.9%
2011 67.0% 58.2% 52.7%
2012 81.1% 67.6% 59.5%
2013 77.8% 67.6% 66.7%
2014 73.8% 66.3% 55.0%
2015 73.3% 65.3% To Come
2016 75.9% To Come


Graduation Rates


Reed School of Journalism/College of Media Cumulative Graduation Rates
Entering Class Four Year Five Year Six Year
2008 60.8% 68.6% 73.5%
2009 55.8% 70.5% 72.6%
2010 55.7% 69.3% 76.4%
2011 59.3% 69.2% 73.6%
2012 50.0% 70.6% To Come
2013 57.4% 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% 56.1%
2010 32.6% 52.2% 56.6%
2011 31.3% 51.8% 57.0%
2012 32.3% 52.1% To Come
2013 35.8% To Come