Notes

  1. The rates presented here for the Journalism BA program (including all concentrations and the pre-major in Journalism) use the Traditional approach of tracking a cohort of students at entry through retention and graduation.1 These rates may vary from those using the CSU Chancellor’s Office method.
  1. For more information on tracking student progress using the CSU method through the Traditional and the Last Major Tracking approaches, visit the SF State Retention and Graduation Indicators web page.

  2. Use caution when interpreting percentages as disaggregated data contains small Ns.

  3. Graduation rates are cumulative.


Definitions

Cohort: a group of students entering at the same time. (Ex. First-Time Freshmen, Undergraduate Transfers, New Graduates)

First-time freshman: a student who was not formally admitted to nor attended a college or university after graduating from high school.

New undergraduate transfer: a student new to SF State, who is not a first-time freshmen and does not hold a baccalaureate degree from any college.

Retention rate: the percentage of entering students who completed a degree as well as those still retained. It is computed by dividing the number of students who either continued on or graduated by the entire entering cohort.

Graduation rate: the percentage of entering students who completed a degree. It is computed by dividing the number of graduates by their entering cohort.

Overall Graduation Rates

Freshmen

Transfers

First-time Freshmen

Overall

Cohort Total Cohort 3rd Year 4th 5th 6th
# % # % # % # %
Fall 2010 12 0 0% 4 33% 6 50% 7 58%
Fall 2011 30 0 0% 7 23% 19 63% 20 67%
Fall 2012 61 0 0% 14 23% 34 56% 35 57%
Fall 2013 65 1 2% 24 37% 38 58% 38 58%
Fall 2014 73 1 1% 19 26% 19 26% 19 26%
Fall 2015 86 1 1% 1 1% 1 1% 1 1%
Fall 2016 74 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%

Sex

Overall Cohorts
Cohort Female Male
Fall 2010 8 4
Fall 2011 24 6
Fall 2012 41 20
Fall 2013 54 11
Fall 2014 49 24
Fall 2015 61 25
Fall 2016 56 18

Graduation Rates
Female Male
# % # %
Fall 2010
3rd Year 0 0% 0 0%
4th 4 50% 0 0%
5th 5 62% 1 25%
6th 5 62% 2 50%
Fall 2011
3rd Year 0 0% 0 0%
4th 5 21% 2 33%
5th 15 62% 4 67%
6th 16 67% 4 67%
Fall 2012
3rd Year 0 0% 0 0%
4th 12 29% 2 10%
5th 24 59% 10 50%
6th 25 61% 10 50%
Fall 2013
3rd Year 1 2% 0 0%
4th 22 41% 2 18%
5th 34 63% 4 36%
Fall 2014
3rd Year 1 2% 0 0%
4th 14 29% 5 21%
Fall 2015
3rd Year 1 2% 0 0%

Ethnicity

Overall Cohorts
Cohort Asian Black Hispanic International Native American Pacific Islander Two or More Unknown White
Fall 2010 1 1 4 1 0 0 2 1 2
Fall 2011 2 2 11 0 0 0 5 1 9
Fall 2012 8 4 21 0 0 1 3 1 23
Fall 2013 7 3 25 1 0 0 2 3 24
Fall 2014 12 4 26 5 0 0 4 3 19
Fall 2015 7 6 36 2 0 0 5 3 27
Fall 2016 9 8 31 1 0 0 7 2 16

Graduation Rates
Asian Black Hispanic International Pacific Islander Two or More Unknown White
# % # % # % # % # % # % # % # %
Fall 2010
3rd Year 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%
4th 1 100% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0 0 0 1 50% 0 0% 2 100%
5th 1 100% 0 0% 2 50% 0 0 0 0 1 50% 0 0% 2 100%
6th 1 100% 0 0% 3 75% 0 0 0 0 1 50% 0 0% 2 100%
Fall 2011
3rd Year 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%
4th 1 50% 1 50% 2 18% 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0% 3 33%
5th 1 50% 1 50% 8 73% 0 0 0 0 3 60% 1 100% 5 56%
6th 1 50% 1 50% 9 82% 0 0 0 0 3 60% 1 100% 5 56%
Fall 2012
3rd Year 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%
4th 1 12% 0 0% 6 29% 0 0 0 0 3 100% 0 0% 4 17%
5th 3 38% 3 75% 13 62% 0 0 1 1 3 100% 1 100% 10 43%
6th 3 38% 3 75% 14 67% 0 0 1 1 3 100% 1 100% 10 43%
Fall 2013
3rd Year 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0% 1 33% 0 0%
4th 2 29% 2 67% 6 24% 1 1 0 0 1 50% 2 67% 10 42%
5th 4 57% 3 100% 11 44% 1 1 0 0 2 100% 2 67% 15 62%
Fall 2014
3rd Year 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0% 1 5%
4th 5 42% 1 25% 6 23% 0 0 0 0 0 0% 1 33% 6 32%
Fall 2015
3rd Year 0 0% 0 0% 1 3% 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%

Transfers

Overall

Cohort Total Cohort 2nd Year 3rd 4th 5th 6th
# % # % # % # % # %
Fall 2010 28 5 18% 17 61% 21 75% 23 82% 23 82%
Fall 2011 42 10 24% 27 64% 31 74% 31 74% 31 74%
Fall 2012 48 7 15% 25 52% 29 60% 30 62% 30 62%
Fall 2013 63 10 16% 39 62% 43 68% 45 71% 45 71%
Fall 2014 79 13 16% 38 48% 47 59% 47 59% 47 59%
Fall 2015 65 14 22% 32 49% 32 49% 32 49% 32 49%
Fall 2016 56 19 34% 19 34% 19 34% 19 34% 19 34%

Sex

Overall Cohorts
Cohort Female Male
Fall 2010 8 4
Fall 2011 24 6
Fall 2012 41 20
Fall 2013 54 11
Fall 2014 49 24
Fall 2015 61 25
Fall 2016 56 18

Graduation Rates
Female Male
# % # %
Fall 2010
2nd Year 3 20% 2 15%
3rd 11 73% 6 46%
4th 12 80% 9 69%
5th 13 87% 10 77%
6th 13 87% 10 77%
Fall 2011
2nd Year 6 26% 4 21%
3rd 14 61% 13 68%
4th 17 74% 14 74%
5th 17 74% 14 74%
6th 17 74% 14 74%
Fall 2012
2nd Year 2 11% 5 17%
3rd 6 32% 19 66%
4th 8 42% 21 72%
5th 9 47% 21 72%
6th 9 47% 21 72%
Fall 2013
2nd Year 8 25% 2 6%
3rd 21 66% 18 58%
4th 23 72% 20 65%
5th 23 72% 22 71%
Fall 2014
2nd Year 10 21% 3 10%
3rd 28 58% 10 32%
4th 33 69% 14 45%
Fall 2015
2nd Year 9 22% 5 20%
3rd 20 50% 12 48%
Fall 2016
2nd Year 13 42% 6 24%

Ethnicity

Overall Cohorts
Cohort Asian Black Hispanic International Native American Pacific Islander Two or More Unknown White
Fall 2010 3 1 7 2 0 0 0 2 13
Fall 2011 6 2 13 1 0 0 3 2 15
Fall 2012 4 2 15 1 1 0 2 4 19
Fall 2013 8 2 18 2 0 0 5 2 26
Fall 2014 7 1 28 5 1 0 7 4 26
Fall 2015 8 2 26 4 0 0 7 4 14
Fall 2016 4 2 24 4 0 0 5 3 14

Graduation Rates
Native American Asian Black Hispanic International Two or More Unknown White
# % # % # % # % # % # % # % # %
Fall 2010
2nd Year 0 0 0 0% 0 0% 1 14% 1 50% 0 0% 1 50% 2 15%
3rd 0 0 2 67% 0 0% 5 71% 1 50% 0 0% 1 50% 8 62%
4th 0 0 2 67% 1 100% 7 100% 2 100% 0 0% 1 50% 8 62%
5th 0 0 3 100% 1 100% 7 100% 2 100% 0 0% 1 50% 9 69%
6th 0 0 3 100% 1 100% 7 100% 2 100% 0 0% 1 50% 9 69%
Fall 2011
2nd Year 0 0 1 17% 1 50% 3 23% 0 0% 0 0% 2 100% 3 20%
3rd 0 0 5 83% 1 50% 7 54% 0 0% 2 67% 2 100% 10 67%
4th 0 0 5 83% 1 50% 8 62% 0 0% 3 100% 2 100% 12 80%
5th 0 0 5 83% 1 50% 8 62% 0 0% 3 100% 2 100% 12 80%
6th 0 0 5 83% 1 50% 8 62% 0 0% 3 100% 2 100% 12 80%
Fall 2012
2nd Year 0 0 0 0% 0 0% 1 7% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 6 32%
3rd 0 0 3 75% 2 100% 4 27% 0 0% 1 50% 2 50% 13 68%
4th 0 0 3 75% 2 100% 7 47% 0 0% 1 50% 2 50% 14 74%
5th 0 0 3 75% 2 100% 7 47% 0 0% 1 50% 2 50% 15 79%
6th 0 0 3 75% 2 100% 7 47% 0 0% 1 50% 2 50% 15 79%
Fall 2013
2nd Year 0 0 3 38% 0 0% 3 17% 0 0% 1 20% 0 0% 3 12%
3rd 0 0 6 75% 1 50% 9 50% 1 50% 3 60% 2 100% 17 65%
4th 0 0 7 88% 1 50% 11 61% 2 100% 3 60% 2 100% 17 65%
5th 0 0 7 88% 1 50% 12 67% 2 100% 3 60% 2 100% 18 69%
Fall 2014
2nd Year 0 0 2 29% 0 0% 4 14% 2 40% 0 0% 0 0% 5 19%
3rd 0 0 3 43% 0 0% 14 50% 4 80% 2 29% 2 50% 13 50%
4th 0 0 5 71% 1 100% 17 61% 4 80% 4 57% 2 50% 14 54%
Fall 2015
2nd Year 0 0 2 25% 1 50% 3 12% 1 25% 2 29% 1 25% 4 29%
3rd 0 0 3 38% 1 50% 13 50% 1 25% 3 43% 3 75% 8 57%
Fall 2016
2nd Year 0 0 2 50% 1 50% 5 21% 3 75% 2 40% 1 33% 5 36%

  1. The Traditional tracking approach examines students at their first point of entry (initial major at entry) and tracks them as they progress through their last semester or graduation. The Last Major tracking approach: this approach is an alternative way to track student progress using the major in which the student either graduated or dropped out.