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
2020-2117$44,500
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 Journalism and Public Interest Communication major in the Department of Communication; the number of students in the cohort who have graduated with a bachelor’s degree in this program; the number of students in the cohort who have graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Communication: General; the number of students in the cohort who have graduated with a bachelor’s degree in a non-communication major; the number of students in the cohort who remain enrolled at the University of Washington as of Spring Quarter 2021; the number of students in the cohort who were neither graduated nor enrolled at the University of Washington as of Spring Quarter 2021; the number of students in the cohort who continue to be enrolled at the University of Washington in Spring Quarter 2021, excluding those who have graduated; and the number of students in the cohort who continue to be in the Communication: Journalism and Public Interest Communication major in the Spring Quarter 2021, excluding those who have graduated. A cohort is composed of students who were admitted to the 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.

Academic YearNo. admitted to JPICNo. graduated JPICNo. graduate COM generalNo. graduate w non-comm majorStill enrolledNeither enrolled nor graduated
2014-15463011500
2015-1644376001
2016-1749378202
2017-1837286102
2018-1957426333
2019-20482341182
2020-2154121500

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

This table shows the percentage of students within a cohort to graduate in two and four years, respectively. A cohort is composed of students who were admitted to the 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.

2014-152015-162016-172017-182018-192019-202020-21
% graduating within two years86.768.471.883.367.353.5n/a
% graduating within four years10097.494.993.385.7n/an/a