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Manship School Facts

Manship School Facts

Student Achievement Data | Updated 8.7.17

Headcount Enrollment Statistics

Students Fall 2016 Fall 2015 Fall 2014 Fall 2013 Fall 2012 Fall 2011 Fall 2010
Journalism 65  81 102 113 133 131 162
Digital Advertising 20  25 35 29 66 43 57
Public Relations 49  70 86 108 99 122 114
Political Communication 80  48 39 45 50 28 47
Undeclared Concentration 8 - - - - -  
Masters  44  44 55 63 51 45 44
Doctoral  18  20 21 23 23 27 26

*Undergraduate enrollment numbers are for first-time freshmen. All numbers include full-time and part-time enrollment. 

Undergraduate Graduation Rates % (Compared to Overall LSU Rates)

Cohort Four-Year Five-Year Six Year
  Manship LSU Manship LSU Manship LSU
2006 45.5% 33.9% 67.3% 59.2%  70%  65% 
2007 62% 37.8% 78.7% 62.4% 79.8% 66.9%
2008 55.4% 37% 77.9% 59.9%  79.6% 65%
2009 57.2% 38.1% 71.27% 60%  75.2% 64.8%
2010 55.7% 39.2% 73.1%  60.5%    
2011 59.1% 38%  77.2%  59.3%    
2012 63.3% 38.8%        

* In 2011, Manship decreased its required hours from 128 to 120 to improve 4-year graduation rates. Additionally, the numbers above represent all freshmen who came in intending on majoring in mass communication, but may have switched majors. 

Percentage of Manship Graduates Who Began As Freshman at LSU

Spring 2012

88.80%

Spring 2013 91.19%
Spring 2014 92.40%
Spring 2015 91.98%
Spring 2016 91.50%
Spring 2017 93.75%

* The Manship School does not directly admit students upon entering LSU. Students must meet Manship academic standards for admission. The above numbers reflect the percentage of students who graduate, after being formally admitted into the Manship School. 

Undergraduate Student Retention Rates % (Compared to Overall LSU Rates)

Cohort First to Second Year Second to Third Year Third to Fourth Year
  Manship LSU Manship LSU Manship LSU
2007 92.2% 85.4% 86.6% 76.5% 82.2% 70.8%
2008 89.3% 83.6% 83% 74.2% 78.5%  68.8% 
2009 86% 84.1% 79.8% 75.3% 75.5%  69% 
2010 88.3% 83.8% 80.7% 75.1%  77.2%  69.8%
2011 91.3% 83% 85.2% 73% 79.2% 68%
2012 86% 82.5% 79.7% 73.2% 76.4% 67.6%
2013 89.3%  84.6% 83.3% 75.5% 78.6%   69.3%
2014 88.7% 84.7% 79.6%  74.3%    
2015 88.8% 82.8%        

 

 

Degrees Granted By Concentration (Fall, Spring, Summer)

BA in Mass Communication 09-10 10-11 11-12 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 7-Year Total
Digital Advertising 61 69 47 47 40  45 52 361
Journalism 64 55 63 54 63  55 53 407
Political Communication 20 25 32 38 22  21 31 189
Public Relations 96 105 82 108 121  119 91 722
TOTALS 241 254 224 247 246  240 227 1,679

 **Numbers not yet available

Master's Level Graduation Rates %

Cohort Two-Year Three-Year Four-Year
2008 41.2% 64.7% 70.6%
2009 55.0% 75.0% 80.0%
2010 50.0% 58.3% 66.7%
2011 55.0% 70.0% 75.0%
2012 54.2% 70.8% 75.0%
2013 60.0% 64.0%  
2014 42.1%    

** Data not yet available

 

Master's Level Student Retention Rates

Cohort First to Second Year Second to Third Year Third to Fourth Year
2008 94.1% 41.2% 17.6%
2009 75.0% 25.0% 5.0%
2010 83.3% 16.7% 8.3%
2011 75.0% 25.0% 10.0%
2012 83.3% 29.2% 4.2%
2013 76.0% 16.0% 12.0%
2014 63.2% 15.8%  
2015 89.5%    

* Master's students are not required to be continuously enrolled and may take up to two semesters off without having to reapply to a program. Also, students enrolled in our dual degree program with the Law Center also take one year off to complete the required first year of law school courses. These leaves are not reflected in retention figures.