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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
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% 77.1%
2016 83.9% 74.5% 70.8%
2017 84.1% 77.9% To Come
2018 88.2% To Come 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
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% 59.3%
2016 75.9% 61.3% 56.9%
2017 71.7% 65.5% To Come
2018 77.9% To Come To Come


Graduation Rates


Reed School of Journalism/College of Media Cumulative Graduation Rates
Entering Class Four Year Five Year Six Year
2009 55.8% 70.5% 72.6%
2010 55% 68.5% 75.3%
2011 59.3% 72.5% 73.6%
2012 56.8% 70.3% 73.0%
2013 61.1% 69.4% 70.4%
2014 53.8% 58.8% To Come

WVU Cumulative Graduation Rates
Entering Class Four Year Five Year Six Year
2009 33.3% 51.7% 56.8%
2010 32.6% 52.0% 56.6%
2011 35.2% 53.6% 56.7%
2012 32.2% 54.5% 59.2%
2013 35.3% 57.0% To Come
2014 41.2% To Come To Come