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 Retention Rates

Freshmen

Transfers

First-time Freshmen

Overall

Cohort Total Cohort 2nd Year 3rd 4th 5th 6th
# % # % # % # % # %
Fall 2010 12 10 83% 9 75% 8 67% 8 67% 8 67%
Fall 2011 30 23 77% 22 73% 20 67% 22 73% 21 70%
Fall 2012 61 46 75% 44 72% 39 64% 37 61% 36 59%
Fall 2013 65 44 68% 42 65% 39 60% 39 60% 38 58%
Fall 2014 73 48 66% 48 66% 41 56% 19 26% 19 26%
Fall 2015 86 55 64% 51 59% 1 1% 1 1% 1 1%
Fall 2016 74 47 64% 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

Retention Rates
Female Male
# % # %
Fall 2010
1st Year 6 75% 3 75%
2nd 7 88% 3 75%
3rd 7 88% 2 50%
4th 6 75% 2 50%
5th 6 75% 2 50%
6th 6 75% 2 50%
Fall 2011
1st Year 21 88% 5 83%
2nd 18 75% 5 83%
3rd 17 71% 5 83%
4th 15 62% 5 83%
5th 17 71% 5 83%
6th 16 67% 5 83%
Fall 2012
1st Year 34 83% 17 85%
2nd 30 73% 16 80%
3rd 29 71% 15 75%
4th 28 68% 11 55%
5th 25 61% 12 60%
6th 26 63% 10 50%
Fall 2013
1st Year 50 93% 8 73%
2nd 40 74% 4 36%
3rd 37 69% 5 45%
4th 34 63% 5 45%
5th 34 63% 5 45%
6th 34 63% 4 36%
Fall 2014
1st Year 39 80% 18 75%
2nd 35 71% 13 54%
3rd 34 69% 14 58%
4th 29 59% 12 50%
5th 14 29% 5 21%
Fall 2015
1st Year 47 77% 15 60%
2nd 42 69% 13 52%
3rd 38 62% 13 52%
4th 1 2% 0 0%
Fall 2016
1st Year 39 70% 17 94%
2nd 32 57% 15 83%
3rd 0 0% 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

Retention Rates
Asian Black Hispanic International Pacific Islander Two or More Unknown White
# % # % # % # % # % # % # % # %
Fall 2010
1st Year 1 100% 1 100% 4 100% 0 0% 0 0 1 50% 1 100% 1 50%
2nd 1 100% 1 100% 4 100% 0 0% 0 0 1 50% 1 100% 2 100%
3rd 1 100% 1 100% 4 100% 0 0% 0 0 1 50% 0 0% 2 100%
4th 1 100% 1 100% 3 75% 0 0% 0 0 1 50% 0 0% 2 100%
5th 1 100% 1 100% 3 75% 0 0% 0 0 1 50% 0 0% 2 100%
6th 1 100% 1 100% 3 75% 0 0% 0 0 1 50% 0 0% 2 100%
Fall 2011
1st Year 2 100% 2 100% 9 82% 0 0% 0 0 4 80% 1 100% 8 89%
2nd 2 100% 1 50% 10 91% 0 0% 0 0 3 60% 1 100% 6 67%
3rd 1 50% 1 50% 10 91% 0 0% 0 0 3 60% 1 100% 6 67%
4th 1 50% 1 50% 10 91% 0 0% 0 0 3 60% 0 0% 5 56%
5th 1 50% 1 50% 10 91% 0 0% 0 0 3 60% 1 100% 6 67%
6th 1 50% 1 50% 10 91% 0 0% 0 0 3 60% 1 100% 5 56%
Fall 2012
1st Year 5 62% 4 100% 20 95% 0 0% 1 1 3 100% 0 0% 18 78%
2nd 4 50% 4 100% 19 90% 0 0% 1 1 3 100% 1 100% 14 61%
3rd 3 38% 3 75% 17 81% 0 0% 1 1 3 100% 1 100% 16 70%
4th 3 38% 3 75% 16 76% 0 0% 1 1 3 100% 1 100% 12 52%
5th 3 38% 3 75% 14 67% 0 0% 1 1 3 100% 1 100% 12 52%
6th 3 38% 3 75% 14 67% 0 0% 1 1 3 100% 1 100% 11 48%
Fall 2013
1st Year 6 86% 3 100% 21 84% 1 100% 0 0 2 100% 3 100% 22 92%
2nd 4 57% 3 100% 14 56% 1 100% 0 0 2 100% 2 67% 18 75%
3rd 5 71% 3 100% 12 48% 1 100% 0 0 2 100% 2 67% 17 71%
4th 5 71% 3 100% 10 40% 1 100% 0 0 2 100% 2 67% 16 67%
5th 5 71% 3 100% 11 44% 1 100% 0 0 2 100% 2 67% 15 62%
Fall 2014
1st Year 11 92% 4 100% 20 77% 2 40% 0 0 3 75% 3 100% 14 74%
2nd 10 83% 2 50% 17 65% 3 60% 0 0 2 50% 2 67% 12 63%
3rd 11 92% 2 50% 16 62% 3 60% 0 0 2 50% 2 67% 12 63%
4th 9 75% 2 50% 14 54% 3 60% 0 0 1 25% 2 67% 10 53%
Fall 2015
1st Year 7 100% 4 67% 27 75% 1 50% 0 0 4 80% 1 33% 18 67%
2nd 4 57% 2 33% 26 72% 1 50% 0 0 4 80% 1 33% 17 63%
3rd 4 57% 2 33% 25 69% 1 50% 0 0 3 60% 1 33% 15 56%
Fall 2016
1st Year 6 67% 7 88% 21 68% 1 100% 0 0 7 100% 2 100% 12 75%
2nd 6 67% 6 75% 18 58% 1 100% 0 0 4 57% 1 50% 11 69%

Transfers

Overall

Cohort Total Cohort 2nd Year 3rd 4th 5th 6th
# % # % # % # % # %
Fall 2010 28 23 82% 22 79% 22 79% 23 82% 23 82%
Fall 2011 42 36 86% 30 71% 31 74% 31 74% 31 74%
Fall 2012 48 34 71% 30 62% 29 60% 30 62% 31 65%
Fall 2013 63 48 76% 44 70% 46 73% 48 76% 45 71%
Fall 2014 79 55 70% 50 63% 48 61% 47 59% 47 59%
Fall 2015 65 47 72% 40 62% 32 49% 32 49% 32 49%
Fall 2016 56 47 84% 19 34% 19 34% 19 34% 19 34%

Sex

Overall Cohorts
Cohort Female Male
Fall 2010 15 13
Fall 2011 23 19
Fall 2012 19 29
Fall 2013 32 31
Fall 2014 48 31
Fall 2015 40 25
Fall 2016 31 25

Retention Rates
Female Male
# % # %
Fall 2010
1st Year 15 100% 8 62%
2nd 13 87% 10 77%
3rd 12 80% 10 77%
4th 12 80% 10 77%
5th 13 87% 10 77%
6th 13 87% 10 77%
Fall 2011
1st Year 19 83% 17 89%
2nd 19 83% 17 89%
3rd 17 74% 13 68%
4th 17 74% 14 74%
5th 17 74% 14 74%
6th 17 74% 14 74%
Fall 2012
1st Year 13 68% 26 90%
2nd 13 68% 21 72%
3rd 8 42% 22 76%
4th 8 42% 21 72%
5th 9 47% 21 72%
6th 10 53% 21 72%
Fall 2013
1st Year 27 84% 26 84%
2nd 24 75% 24 77%
3rd 23 72% 21 68%
4th 24 75% 22 71%
5th 24 75% 24 77%
6th 23 72% 22 71%
Fall 2014
1st Year 34 71% 24 77%
2nd 34 71% 21 68%
3rd 34 71% 16 52%
4th 33 69% 15 48%
5th 33 69% 14 45%
Fall 2015
1st Year 33 82% 21 84%
2nd 29 72% 18 72%
3rd 25 62% 15 60%
4th 20 50% 12 48%
Fall 2016
1st Year 29 94% 23 92%
2nd 28 90% 19 76%
3rd 13 42% 6 24%

Ethnicity

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

Retention Rates
Native American Asian Black Hispanic International Two or More Unknown White
# % # % # % # % # % # % # % # %
Fall 2010
1st Year 0 0 3 100% 0 0% 6 86% 2 100% 0 0% 1 50% 11 85%
2nd 0 0 3 100% 1 100% 7 100% 2 100% 0 0% 1 50% 9 69%
3rd 0 0 3 100% 1 100% 6 86% 2 100% 0 0% 1 50% 9 69%
4th 0 0 3 100% 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
1st Year 0 0 5 83% 2 100% 12 92% 0 0% 1 33% 2 100% 14 93%
2nd 0 0 5 83% 2 100% 11 85% 0 0% 3 100% 2 100% 13 87%
3rd 0 0 5 83% 1 50% 7 54% 0 0% 3 100% 2 100% 12 80%
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
1st Year 1 1 3 75% 2 100% 12 80% 0 0% 1 50% 2 50% 18 95%
2nd 1 1 3 75% 2 100% 10 67% 0 0% 1 50% 2 50% 15 79%
3rd 0 0 3 75% 2 100% 7 47% 0 0% 1 50% 2 50% 15 79%
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% 8 53% 0 0% 1 50% 2 50% 15 79%
Fall 2013
1st Year 0 0 6 75% 2 100% 15 83% 2 100% 5 100% 2 100% 21 81%
2nd 0 0 7 88% 2 100% 14 78% 2 100% 3 60% 2 100% 18 69%
3rd 0 0 7 88% 2 100% 10 56% 2 100% 3 60% 2 100% 18 69%
4th 0 0 8 100% 1 50% 13 72% 2 100% 3 60% 2 100% 17 65%
5th 0 0 8 100% 1 50% 13 72% 2 100% 3 60% 2 100% 19 73%
Fall 2014
1st Year 0 0 6 86% 1 100% 21 75% 4 80% 6 86% 2 50% 18 69%
2nd 0 0 5 71% 1 100% 19 68% 4 80% 6 86% 2 50% 18 69%
3rd 0 0 4 57% 1 100% 19 68% 4 80% 4 57% 2 50% 16 62%
4th 0 0 5 71% 1 100% 17 61% 4 80% 5 71% 2 50% 14 54%
Fall 2015
1st Year 0 0 7 88% 2 100% 22 85% 3 75% 5 71% 4 100% 11 79%
2nd 0 0 7 88% 2 100% 16 62% 4 100% 4 57% 4 100% 10 71%
3rd 0 0 3 38% 2 100% 15 58% 4 100% 4 57% 3 75% 9 64%
Fall 2016
1st Year 0 0 4 100% 2 100% 21 88% 4 100% 5 100% 3 100% 13 93%
2nd 0 0 4 100% 2 100% 20 83% 4 100% 4 80% 2 67% 11 79%

  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.