Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University

Enrollment, Retention and Graduation Statistics


  Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012
End-of-Term Enrollment in Major 444 365 333
Departing Seniors 196 146
Others 248 219  
Graduation Rate (with Major) of Departing Seniors in next calendar year 93% 93%  
Retention Rate (in Major) of Others through next End-of-Fall 77% 83%  


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

  2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Enrollment 115 113 143 150 140 152
Graduation Rate 90% 87% 84% 83% n/a 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.

Given the short duration of our program, we do not track retention on shorter time scales.

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