Public Accountability

Scholarships: Journalism and Public Interest Communication

Number and total value of scholarships awarded to majors in Journalism (up until 2019-20) and in Journalism and Public Interest Communication (beginning in 2020-21) in the Department of Communication:

Academic YearNumber of ScholarshipsTotal Value
2019-2033$75,500
2018-1929$66,800
2017-1821$44,500
2016-1721$47,250
2015-1616$33,600
2014-1516$33,750
2013-1419$42,250
2012-1318$34,250
2011-1219$42,250
2010-1119$38,500

Acceptance, Retention and Graduation Data for Communication: Journalism and Public Interest Communication

Please note: The Communication: Journalism major became the Communication: Journalism and Public Interest Communication major in Fall 2020. All students in the Journalism major became Journalism and Public Interest Communication majors.

The table below shows the number of students, by academic year cohort, who were admitted to the Communication: Journalism and Public Interest Communication major in the Department of Communication; the percentage and number (in parentheses) of students in the cohort who have graduated with a bachelor’s degree in this program; the percentage and number of students in the cohort who have graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Communication: General; the percentage and number of students in the cohort who have graduated with a bachelor’s degree in a non-communication major; the percentage and number of students in the cohort who remain enrolled at the University of Washington as of Autumn Quarter 2019; the percentage and number of students in the cohort who were neither graduated nor enrolled at the University of Washington as of Autumn Quarter 2019; the percentage of students in the cohort who continue to be enrolled at the University of Washington in Autumn Quarter 2019, excluding those who have graduated (raw figures shown in parentheses); and the percentage of students in the cohort who continue to be in the Communication: Journalism and Public Interest Communication major in the Autumn Quarter 2019, excluding those who have graduated (raw figures shown in parentheses). A cohort is composed of students who were admitted to the Communication: Journalism and Public Interest Communication major in the Autumn, Winter or Spring terms of an academic year. No students are admitted during the summer term. Percent totals may not add to 100 because of rounding.

Status2011-12 Cohort2012-13 Cohort2013-14 Cohort2014-15 Cohort2015-16 Cohort2016-17 Cohort2017-2018 Cohort2018-2019 Cohort
No. admitted to Comm: Journ6162455539354045
No. admitted (grad) to Comm: Journ (Pathway 30)46
75%
47
76%
27
60%
42
76%
19
49%
9
26%
2
5%
40
89%
Graduated in Comm: General as of Autumn 201910
16%
7
11%
16
36%
6
11%
5
13%
2
6%
1
3%
8
18%
Graduated With Non-Comm Major as of Autumn 201916
26%
23
37%
19
42%
15
27%
7
18%
4
11%
1
3%
3
7%
Enrolled at UW in Autumn 20191
2%
2
3%
2
4%
5
9%
19
49%
30
86%
39
98%
45
100%
Neither Enrolled Nor Graduated as of  Autumn 20193
5%
4
6%
1
2%
2
4%
3
8%
1
3%
1
3%
5
11%
Retained at UW as of Autumn 20190
0%
0
0%
0
0%
2
40%
11
58%
23
77%
36
92%
45
100%
Retained in Comm: Journ as of Autumn 201900028233540

Graduation Rates Over Time for Communication: Journalism and Public Interest Communication

This table shows the percentage of students within a particular cohort graduating within a year or more of admission to the Communication: Journalism and Public Interest Communication major. A cohort is composed of students who were admitted to the Communication: Journalism and Public Interest Communication emphasis in the Autumn, Winter or Spring terms of an academic year. No students are admitted during the summer term.

2011-12 Cohort2012-13 Cohort2013-14 Cohort2014-15 Cohort2015-16 Cohort2016-17 Cohort2017-18 Cohort2018-19 Cohort
% graduating through Summer 2013:
17
28%
% graduating through Summer 2013:
1
2%
% graduating Fall 2013 through Summer 2014:
32
52%
% graduating Fall 2013 through Summer 2014:
19
31%
% graduating through Summer 2014:
0
% graduating through Summer 2014
% graduating Fall 2014 through Summer 2015:
6
10%
% graduating Fall 2014 through Summer 2015:
33
53%
% graduating Fall 2014 through Summer 2015:
17
38%
% graduating through Summer 2015:% graduating through Summer 2015
% graduating Fall 2015 through Summer 2016:
3
5%
% graduating Fall 2015 through Summer 2016:
4
6%
% graduating Fall 2015 through Summer 2016:
24
53%
% graduating Fall 2015 through Summer 2016:
29
53%
% graduating through Summer 2016:% graduating through Summer 2016
% graduating Fall 2016 through Summer 2017
1
2%
% graduating Fall 2016 through Summer 2017
2
3%
% graduating Fall 2016 through Summer 2017:
3
7%
% graduating Fall 2016 through Summer 2017:
16
29%
% graduating Fall 2016 through Summer 2017:
18
46%
% graduating through Summer 2018
25
71%
% graduating through Summer 2018
13
33%
% graduating through Summer 2019
8
18%