Public Accountability

Student Enrollment

The School of Communications is host to four limited enrollment programs: Advertising, Communications Studies, Journalism, and Public Relations (Communications Studies was discontinued in Fall 2013 and readopted in 2018). The following reflects the total number of students enrolled each fall in the major and those declared as Pre-Comms majors.

BYU Department of Communications Student Enrollment Each Fall

Source: CFAC Academic Advisement

Graduation and Retention Rates

Graduation rates are calculated from the first term a student attends BYU. Only students whose initial college term was at BYU are included. Note that many students take two years off to serve a mission for the LDS Church. Therefore, the six and seven-year graduation rates are the most representative calculations (because most students serve missions, BYU’s seven-year rate is equivalent to five-year-plus rates used by other universities). The retention rate represents those students who are still Communications majors one year after admission to the program.

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Source: BYU Office of Institutional Assessment

Job Placement

Based on graduate surveys taken one year after graduation, the following reflects full-time employment of BYU Communications graduates, both inside and outside of the field.

Communications Department Job Placement in the Year 2021

Source: BYU Institutional Assessment

Strategic Plan

A summary of the School’s current five-year strategic plan, updated in 2021, can be read here.

Faculty Evaluation of Director

The faculty’s 2019 evaluation of the director can be read here.

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