Enrollment, Retention and Graduation Statistics


  Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013
End-of-Term Enrollment in Major 444 365 333 259
Departing Seniors 196 146 171 n/a
Others 248 219 162 n/a
Graduation Rate (with Major) of Departing Seniors in next calendar year 93% 93% 86% n/a
Retention Rate (in Major) of Others through next End-of-Fall 77% 83% 95% n/a


NYU undergraduates are not required to declare a major until second semester of their sophomore year, and are allowed to shift majors in subsequent years. As such we do not have a distinct cohort to track from the freshman year.

Departing Seniors are defined as all seniors in an end-of-fall count of majors who do not appear in the next year’s end-of-fall count.

Students are required to complete a second major in addition to Journalism, chosen from the other academic programs in the College of Arts and Science.


Master’s outcomes by starting cohorts

  2010 2011 2012 2013
Enrollment 149 133 147 129
Graduation Rates, on-time (eventual*)
73% (83%) 78% (89%)
88% (91%)
n/a (n/a)
Retention Rate** 84% 89% 98% n/a


At the Master’s level the Institute offers ten areas of study. Most M.A.s can be completed in three semesters (Fall, Spring, Fall) with the exception of the Global and Joint programs which typically require two years to complete.

*Eventual graduation includes all degrees granted by the second summer after a cohort's expected graduation. For 18-month programs this counts degrees received up to 3 semesters beyond the expected graduation date. For 24-month programs, this reflects degrees granted up to 2 semesters beyond expected graduation date.

**Retention rate is calculated in the second summer after a cohort's expected graduation and considers anyone who has not been enrolled for two consecutive semesters to be attrited.

Data source: Institutional Research, Office of the Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science.