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Public Accountability

The WVU Reed School of Media and Communications is dedicated to student success. As part of that dedication, the School participates in the international accreditation program of the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC). Per ACEJMC requirements, WVU and School of Media and Communications student retention and graduation data are provided annually and appear below:

Student Retention Rates

Reed School of Media and Communications Freshman Class Retained at WVU from 2012-2022.
Entering Class Continued to 2nd Year Continued to 3rd Year Continued to 4th Year
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% 77.2%
2019 85.8% 81.3% 71.0%
2020 85.7% 75.7% 65.7%
2021 76.7% 69.0% To Come
2022 87.6% To Come To Come
Reed School of Media and Communications Freshman Class Retained within School from 2012-2022.
Entering Class Continued to 2nd Year Continued to 3rd Year Continued to 4th Year
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% 64.7%
2019 77.4% 71.0% 60.0%
2020 77.9% 62.1% 52.1%
2021 68.1% 57.8% To Come
2022 79.0% To Come To Come
Reed School of Media and Communications Cumulative Graduation Rates from 2012-2019.
Entering Class Four Year Five Year Six Year
2012 56.8% 70.3% 73.0%
2013 61.1% 71.3% 73.1%
2014 56.3% 71.3% 73.8%
2015 66.1% 76.3% 78.0%
2016 59.9% 67.9% 70.1%
2017 64.6% 69.9% 70.8%
2018 66.9% 71.3% To Come
2019 59.4% To Come To Come
WVU Cumulative Graduation Rates from 2012-2019.
Entering Class Four Year Five Year Six Year
2012 36.2% 54.2% 58.8%
2013 39.3% 56.5% 59.9%
2014 40.8% 57.5% 61.0%
2015 43.6% 59.8% 63.1%
2016 43.5% 58.3% 61.1%
2017 43.3% 57.3% 60.3%
2018 48.4% 61.3% To Come
2019 50.9% To Come To Come