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Undergraduate Enrollment as of the 2013-14 academic year

News & Information track: 597
Strategic Communication track: 247
Other*: 60
Total: 904

*This includes Honors Tutorial College journalism majors as well as a few seniors still in the previous "sequences" curriculum

Student Retention Rates

Entering 2008-09: 81.5% (OU) / 91% (JOUR)
Entering 2009-10: 81.4% (OU) / 93% (JOUR)
Entering 2010-11: 80.0% (OU) / 90% (JOUR)

Graduation Rates for Ohio University

Freshman class 2005: 4 years 44%, 5 years 62%
Freshman class 2006: 4 years 44%, 5 years 60%
Freshman class 2007: 4 years 48%, 5 years **%

Graduation Rates for Journalism

Freshman class 2005: 4 years 76%, 5 years 82%
Freshman class 2006: 4 years 74%, 5 years 81%
Freshman class 2007: 4 years 76%, 5 years **%

**Not yet reported

Placement

The Office of Institutional Research conducts an annual survey of alumni designed to collect information on Ohio University bachelor's degree graduates about a year after graduation. It is one of Ohio University's university-wide assessment studies. The most recent results available are provided below from the 2008, 2009 and 2010 graduation classes.

Current Employment Status

Employed:
2008 84%
2009 86%
2010 90%

Full-time (% of employed)
2008 (87%)
2009 (84%)
2010 (82%)

Part-time (% of employed)
2008 (13%)
2009 (16%)
2010 (18%)

Not employed but in school
2008 10%
2009 4%
2010 9%

Not employed and not in school
2008 6%
2009 10%
2010 1%

Average salary
2008 $31,784
2009 $33,743
2010 $40,710

Type of occupational area

Government
2008 5%
2009 0%
2010 2%

Education
2008 14%
2009 12%
2010 12%

Health Care/Social Welfare
2008 0%
2009 4%
2010 4%

Business
2008 31%
2009 37%
2010 43%

Non-Profit
2008 6%
2009 7%
2010 6%

Communication
2008 41%
2009 39%
2010 33%

Self-Employed
2008 3%
2009 1%
2010 0%

Length of Time to First Job

Job continued from before graduation
2008 4%
2009 4%
2010 6%

Obtained job prior to graduation
2008 31%
2009 18%
2010 32%

Within two months of graduation
2008 20%
2009 18%
2010 12%

2-3 months
2008 15%
2009 8%
2010 13%

4-8 months
2008 9%
2009 16%
2010 21%

Not seeking employment
2008 6%
2009 4%
2010 9%

Seeking employment
2008 8%
2009 10%
2010 0%

Satisfaction with present position:

Extremely satisfied
2008 39%
2009 35%
2010 28%

Very satisfied
2008 35%
2009 42%
2010 45%

Somewhat satisfied
2008 17%
2009 19%
2010 27%

Not at all satisfied
2008 9%
2009 5%
2010 0%

Response rate
2008 36%
2009 42%
2010 33%