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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
Reed School of Journalism/College of Media Freshman Class Retained at WVU from 2010-2019.
Entering Class Continued to 2nd Year Continued to 3rd Year Continued to 4th Year
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% 77.1%
2016 83.9% 74.5% 70.8%
2017 84.1% 77.9% 69%
2018 88.2% 85.3% To Come
2019 85.8% To Come To Come

Reed School of Journalism/College of Media Freshman Class Retained within School/College
Reed School of Journalism/College of Media Freshman Class Retained within School/College from 2010-2019.
Entering Class Continued to 2nd Year Continued to 3rd Year Continued to 4th Year
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% 59.3%
2016 75.9% 61.3% 56.9%
2017 71.7% 65.5% 60.2%
2018 77.9% 71.3% To Come
2019 77.4% To Come To Come


Graduation Rates


Reed School of Journalism/College of Media Cumulative Graduation Rates
Reed School of Journalism/College of Media Cumulative Graduation Rates from 2010-2016.
Entering Class Four Year Five Year Six Year
2010 55.1% 68.5% 75.3%
2011 59.3% 72.5% 73.6%
2012 56.8% 70.3% 73.0%
2013 61.1% 71.3% 73.1%
2014 56.3% 71.3% 72.5%
2015 66.1% 75.4% To Come
2016 54% To Come To Come

WVU Cumulative Graduation Rates
WVU Cumulative Graduation Rates from 2010-2016
Entering Class Four Year Five Year Six Year
2010 32.3% 51.7% 56.6%
2011 34.8% 53.1% 57.5%
2012 36.2% 54.2% 58.8%
2013 39.3% 56.5% 59.9%
2014 40.8% 57.5% 60.5%
2015 43.6% 58.4% To Come
2016 39.5% To Come To Come