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Information is updated as it becomes available through Cal Poly Institutional Research. Requests have been made for missing data, please revisit soon for more information.

2020 College of Liberal Arts (CLA) Degrees Awarded Profile

  • A college year consists of all four academic quarters, with the summer quarter as a lead quarter (e.g., summer 2014 is part of college year 2014-15).
  • Institutional Research now reports degrees awarded based on the students’ actual term of completion rather than the date the degree was posted, as was done in earlier publications. While this allows for more accurate reporting of actual completion as well as more appropriate graduation rate reporting, these figures may change in future publications because degrees can be posted for students retroactively.
  • Degrees awarded is not an unduplicated headcount. Students who receive more than one degree are counted for each degree they receive.

 

Journalism Bachelor's Degrees Awarded

 

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19 2019-20  2020-21 

Total Awarded

62

57

72

86

91 81 74

Gender

 

 

 

 

     

Men

9.7%

26.3%

12.5%

17.4%

24.4% 22.2% 25.7%

Women

90.3%

73.7%

87.5%

82.6%

75.6% 77.8% 74.3%

Ethnic Grouping

 

 

 

 

     

Under Represented Minorities

30.6%

28.1%

13.9%

18.6%

20.0% 27.2% 25.7%

Non-Under Represented Minorities

69.4%

71.9%

86.1%

81.4%

80.0% 72.8% 74.3%

Ethnic Origin

 

 

 

 

     

Hispanic/Latino

21.0%

21.1%

13.9%

15.1%

14.4% 22.2% 18.9%

African American

1.8%

1.2%

1.2%

Native American

1.6%

Asian American

4.8%

3.5%

6.9%

5.8%

3.3% 6.2% 8.1%

Multi-Racial

8.1%

5.3%

5.6%

2.3%

8.9% 9.9% 13.5%

White

59.7%

63.2%

69.4%

72.1%

68.9% 54.3% 58.1%

Source: Institutional Research
Note: Institutional Research now reports degrees awarded based on the students’ actual term of completion rather than the date the degree was posted, as was done in earlier publications. While this allows for more accurate reporting of actual completion as well as more appropriate graduation rate reporting, these figures may change in future publications because degrees can be posted for students retroactively. Degrees awarded is not an unduplicated headcount. Students who receive more than one degree are counted for each degree they receive. (
https://ir.calpoly.edu/2019-cla-degrees-awarded)

First-Time Freshman Selection and Yield Rates

 

Fall 2014

Fall 2015

Fall 2016

Fall 2017

Fall 2018

FALL 2019 FALL 2020

Total Applications

419

399

427

462

401

396 361

Total Selected

206

195

208

199

195

184 225

Selection Rate

49.2%

48.9%

48.7%

43.1%

48.6%

46.5% 62.3%

Total Enrolled

68

58

58

57

52

51 70

Yield

33.0%

29.7%

27.9%

28.6%

26.7%

27.7% 31.1%

Official Enrollment Projections

Admissions Targets and Projections by Major (Program Level Target Worksheet Fall 2021)

 

Fall 2014

Fall 2015

Fall 2016

Fall 2017

Fall 2018

Fall 2019

Fall 2020 Fall 2021

# UGRD Last Fall

250

261

253

274

283

264

250 241

# UGRD This Fall

259

262

256

251

272

241

257 264

# Continuing

184

192

184

193

204

182

183 180

# New Students

75

70

72

58

68

59

74 84

# First-Time Fresh

60

60

60

45

55

50

63 75

# Transfers

15

10

12

13

13

9

11 9

*NOTE: Admissions targets were last modified on 9/28/2021.

First-time Freshman Graduation and Retention

*Updated September 2021

Fall Cohort

Original cohort

No Major Change

Transfers Out of Major

Transfers Into Major

Adjusted Cohort

Still Enrolled After 1 Year

Four-Year Grad

Five-Year Grad

Six-Year Grad

Dismissed or No Longer Enrolled

2011

48

37

11

15

52

86.0%

60.8%

78.4%

78.4%

15

2012

29

19

10

17

36

91.4%

75.7%

83.8%

89.2%

4

2013

87

62

25

19

81

96.5%

74.4%

89.0%

92.7%

8

2014

68

56

12

30

86

94.0%

75.6%

87.2%

86.0%

10

2015

58

53

5

10

63

93.7%

64.9%

86.5%

89.2%

4

2016

58

54

4

4

58

94.8%

74.6%

80.6%

 

3

2017

57

51

6

8

59

93.2%

67.5%

   

4

2018

58

42

16

39

81

94.8%

 

 

 

3

2019 51 46 5 12 58 91.5%       4
2020 70 64 6 12 76          
2021 86                  

New Transfer Graduation and Retention

Fall Cohort

Original cohort

No Major Change

Total Exports (ICMA out)

Total Imports (ICMA in)

Adjusted Cohort

Two-Year Grad

Four-Year Grad

Dismissed or No Longer Enrolled

2013

24

23

1

0

23

56.5%

78.3%

3

2014

10

9

1

0

9

77.8%

88.9%

2

2015

7

7

0

1

8

62.5%

100%

1

2016

10

10

0

0

10

70.0%

90%

1

2017 22 22 1 0 21 71.4% 100% 1
2018 6 6 0 1 7 57.1%   0
2019 7 7 0 0 7 42.9%   2
2020 10 10 0 0 10      
2021 9              

For more detailed reports, please review the following documents provided by Cal Poly Office of Institutional Research:

Census Fall 2020: Journalism First-Time Freshman Persistence Rates – full report

Census Fall 2020: Journalism New Transfers Persistence Rates – full report

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