Graduate School

Mass Communication (Twin Cities)

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Fall Term Enrollment

ItemFall 2011Fall 2012Fall 2013Fall 2014Fall 2015Fall 2016Fall 2017Fall 2018Fall 2019Fall 2020

Mass Communication (Twin Cities)

Enrolled 51 48 49 43 38 29 27 28 33 32
  MA 18 35% 15 31% 16 33% 17 40% 15 40% 11 38% 9 33% 10 36% 15 46% 16 50%
  PhD 33 65% 33 69% 33 67% 26 61% 23 61% 18 62% 18 67% 18 64% 18 55% 16 50%
  Female 33 65% 32 67% 31 63% 29 67% 26 68% 20 69% 19 70% 20 71% 21 64% 21 66%
  Male 18 35% 16 33% 18 37% 14 33% 12 32% 8 28% 8 30% 8 29% 12 36% 11 34%
  International 16 31% 17 35% 18 37% 20 47% 19 50% 15 52% 14 52% 14 50% 18 55% 16 50%
  Minority 3 6% 4 8% 6 12% 4 9% 1 3% 0 0% 0 0% 1 4% 1 3% 3 9%
  Parttime(<6cr) 15 29% 10 21% 5 10% 4 9% 6 16% 4 14% 2 7% 3 11% 3 9% 2 6%
  Fulltime 36 71% 38 79% 44 90% 39 91% 32 84% 25 86% 25 93% 25 89% 30 91% 30 94%

College of Liberal Arts

Enrolled 1,780 1,725 1,736 1,690 1,596 1,647 1,670 1,651 1,625 1,543
  Nondegree 51 3% 37 2% 27 2% 14 1% 25 2% 23 1% 18 1% 20 1% 18 1% 17 1%
  Cert/Other 12 1% 8 1% 12 1% 16 1% 10 1% 10 1% 19 1% 19 1% 17 1% 18 1%
  Masters 428 24% 423 25% 473 27% 442 26% 390 24% 403 25% 414 25% 413 25% 384 24% 348 23%
  Doctoral 1,289 72% 1,257 73% 1,224 71% 1,218 72% 1,171 73% 1,211 74% 1,219 73% 1,199 73% 1,206 74% 1,160 75%
  Female 993 56% 933 54% 938 54% 916 54% 872 55% 919 56% 959 57% 952 58% 922 57% 850 55%
  Male 782 44% 787 46% 793 46% 770 46% 719 45% 722 44% 706 42% 691 42% 697 43% 681 44%
  International 385 22% 402 23% 435 25% 450 27% 431 27% 468 28% 479 29% 496 30% 503 31% 468 30%
  Minority 196 11% 193 11% 188 11% 183 11% 199 13% 231 14% 221 13% 237 14% 257 16% 273 18%
  Parttime(<6cr) 366 21% 294 17% 280 16% 296 18% 264 17% 260 16% 277 17% 270 16% 269 17% 241 16%
  Fulltime 1,414 79% 1,431 83% 1,456 84% 1,394 83% 1,332 84% 1,387 84% 1,393 83% 1,381 84% 1,356 83% 1,302 84%
Enrollment by college is derived from the current college of the individual graduate programs. This data will differ from historical college enrollments where graduate programs have changed colleges.

All University of Minnesota graduate enrollment

Enrolled 14,850 14,280 13,978 13,744 13,603 13,704 13,559 13,210 12,914 12,687
  Nondegree 523 4% 403 3% 372 3% 318 2% 292 2% 312 2% 276 2% 247 2% 188 2% 190 2%
  Cert/Other 382 3% 364 3% 369 3% 366 3% 294 2% 275 2% 306 2% 313 2% 318 3% 292 2%
  Masters 8,010 54% 7,702 54% 7,579 54% 7,463 54% 7,463 55% 7,631 56% 7,424 55% 7,159 54% 6,860 53% 6,547 52%
  Doctoral 5,935 40% 5,811 41% 5,658 41% 5,597 41% 5,554 41% 5,486 40% 5,553 41% 5,491 42% 5,548 43% 5,658 45%
  Female 7,721 52% 7,302 51% 7,143 51% 7,136 52% 7,150 53% 7,163 52% 7,208 53% 7,110 54% 7,027 54% 6,964 55%
  Male 7,025 47% 6,850 48% 6,741 48% 6,522 48% 6,359 47% 6,417 47% 6,238 46% 6,014 46% 5,807 45% 5,516 44%
  International 3,185 21% 3,109 22% 3,163 23% 3,187 23% 3,225 24% 3,438 25% 3,366 25% 3,255 25% 3,240 25% 2,963 23%
  Minority 1,621 11% 1,625 11% 1,643 12% 1,646 12% 1,780 13% 1,893 14% 1,965 15% 2,068 16% 2,114 16% 2,352 19%
  Parttime(<6cr) 4,270 29% 3,745 26% 3,699 27% 3,430 25% 3,295 24% 3,277 24% 3,052 23% 2,901 22% 2,710 21% 2,756 22%
  Fulltime 10,580 71% 10,535 74% 10,279 74% 10,314 75% 10,308 76% 10,427 76% 10,507 78% 10,309 78% 10,204 79% 9,931 78%
  UM Duluth 738 5% 737 5% 756 5% 706 5% 642 5% 651 5% 648 5% 645 5% 582 5% 572 5%
  UM Rochester 157 1% 155 1% 163 1% 142 1% 138 1% 141 1% 161 1% 175 1% 198 2% 209 2%
  UM Twin Cities 13,955 94% 13,388 94% 13,059 93% 12,896 94% 12,823 94% 12,912 94% 12,750 94% 12,390 94% 12,134 94% 11,906 94%
    Notes:
  • These tables show graduate-level enrollment for the given Fall terms.
  • For each category (e.g. Male), the percentage shown is the percentage of the total enrollment for the group.
  • Gender is self-reported and optional, so males+females may not equal the total.
  • "International" means students who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • "Minority" includes U.S. citizens and permanent residents of African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic/Chicano/Latino, American Indian, and Hawaiian/Pacific Islander ethnicity. Ethnicity is self-reported.
  • The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) broad disciplinary field is based on the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code that has been assigned to the graduate program.
  • Source of the data is the Official 10th Day Fall Registration Statistics (STIX). See http://dw.umn.edu and http://www.oir.umn.edu/student/enrollment. Note that non-degree-seeking graduate students (i.e. enrolled in the GRAD academic career) are counted here, whereas on the OIR website they are counted in a separate academic level with all non-degree students.
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Fall Term Credit Load

ItemFall 2011Fall 2012Fall 2013Fall 2014Fall 2015Fall 2016Fall 2017Fall 2018Fall 2019Fall 2020

Mass Communication (Twin Cities)

Enrlld | AvgCr 51 6.5 48 7.2 49 8.6 43 8.6 38 7.3 29 7.6 27 8.3 28 7.7 33 8.9 32 11.8
  zero credits 11 22% 9 19% 4 8% 2 5% 5 13% 4 14% 1 4% 1 4% 0 0% 2 6%
  0.1 - 2.999 2 4% 0 0% 0 0% 2 5% 0 0% 0 0% 1 4% 1 4% 2 6% 0 0%
  3.0 - 5.999 2 4% 1 2% 1 2% 0 0% 1 3% 0 0% 0 0% 1 4% 1 3% 0 0%
  6.0 - 8.999 12 24% 14 29% 10 20% 13 30% 12 32% 10 35% 8 30% 12 43% 7 21% 2 6%
  9.0 - 11.999 19 37% 18 38% 27 55% 16 37% 16 42% 11 38% 13 48% 11 39% 14 42% 7 22%
  12 or more 5 10% 6 13% 7 14% 10 23% 4 11% 4 14% 4 15% 2 7% 9 27% 21 66%

College of Liberal Arts

Enrlld | AvgCr 1,780 7.7 1,725 8.1 1,736 8.6 1,690 8.3 1,596 8.4 1,647 8.5 1,670 8.4 1,651 8.3 1,625 8.3 1,543 8.4
  zero credits 246 14% 194 11% 198 11% 215 13% 162 10% 179 11% 191 11% 184 11% 185 11% 153 10%
  0.1 - 2.999 37 2% 40 2% 25 1% 39 2% 50 3% 38 2% 48 3% 44 3% 42 3% 49 3%
  3.0 - 5.999 83 5% 60 4% 57 3% 42 3% 52 3% 43 3% 38 2% 42 3% 42 3% 39 3%
  6.0 - 8.999 574 32% 574 33% 487 28% 482 29% 464 29% 493 30% 487 29% 529 32% 531 33% 507 33%
  9.0 - 11.999 378 21% 342 20% 377 22% 383 23% 361 23% 342 21% 372 22% 337 20% 320 20% 275 18%
  12 or more 462 26% 515 30% 592 34% 529 31% 507 32% 552 34% 534 32% 515 31% 505 31% 520 34%

All University of Minnesota graduate enrollment

Enrlld | AvgCr 14,850 7.7 14,280 8.0 13,978 8.1 13,744 8.2 13,603 8.3 13,704 8.3 13,559 8.5 13,210 8.5 12,914 8.5 12,687 8.4
  zero credits 1,480 10% 1,270 9% 1,289 9% 1,101 8% 1,048 8% 1,090 8% 1,045 8% 992 8% 921 7% 934 7%
  0.1 - 2.999 609 4% 587 4% 514 4% 608 4% 570 4% 580 4% 551 4% 533 4% 420 3% 510 4%
  3.0 - 5.999 2,181 15% 1,888 13% 1,896 14% 1,721 13% 1,677 12% 1,607 12% 1,456 11% 1,376 10% 1,369 11% 1,312 10%
  6.0 - 8.999 4,434 30% 4,180 29% 3,951 28% 3,985 29% 3,913 29% 4,031 29% 3,940 29% 3,971 30% 3,971 31% 4,092 32%
  9.0 - 11.999 2,399 16% 2,251 16% 2,233 16% 2,327 17% 2,375 18% 2,361 17% 2,341 17% 2,246 17% 2,199 17% 2,067 16%
  12 or more 3,747 25% 4,104 29% 4,095 29% 4,002 29% 4,020 30% 4,035 29% 4,226 31% 4,092 31% 4,034 31% 3,772 30%
    Notes:
  • These tables show the average credit load and distribution for students enrolled at the graduate level for the given Fall terms.
  • The full-time equivalency courses (i.e. 8333 and 8444) count as 6 credits.
  • Source of the data is the Official 10th Day Fall Registration Statistics (STIX). See http://dw.umn.edu and http://www.oir.umn.edu/student/enrollment. Note that non-degree-seeking graduate students (i.e. enrolled in the GRAD academic career) are counted here, whereas on the OIR website they are counted in a separate academic level with all non-degree students.
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    Home Location, Enrolled Students

    ItemFall 2011Fall 2012Fall 2013Fall 2014Fall 2015Fall 2016Fall 2017Fall 2018Fall 2019Fall 2020

    Mass Communication (Twin Cities)

    Enrolled 51 48 49 43 38 29 27 28 33 32
      7 County Metro 16 31% 14 29% 11 22% 5 12% 4 11% 3 10% 5 19% 4 14% 4 12% 4 13%
      Other MN location 5 10% 3 6% 5 10% 3 7% 1 3% 1 3% 1 4% 1 4% 1 3% 0 0%
      WI,ND,SD,IA,NE 10 20% 9 19% 7 14% 6 14% 4 11% 5 17% 2 7% 3 11% 3 9% 2 6%
      Other US location 5 10% 6 13% 8 16% 10 23% 8 21% 4 14% 4 15% 5 18% 7 21% 9 28%
      Foreign country 15 29% 16 33% 18 37% 19 44% 21 55% 16 55% 15 56% 15 54% 18 55% 17 53%
      no data 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%

    College of Liberal Arts

    Enrolled 1,780 1,725 1,736 1,690 1,596 1,647 1,670 1,651 1,625 1,543
      7 County Metro 438 25% 393 23% 378 22% 349 21% 314 20% 311 19% 308 18% 306 19% 295 18% 277 18%
      Other MN location 119 7% 116 7% 108 6% 109 6% 111 7% 109 7% 129 8% 119 7% 108 7% 102 7%
      WI,ND,SD,IA,NE 215 12% 209 12% 216 12% 209 12% 178 11% 175 11% 169 10% 157 10% 134 8% 123 8%
      Other US location 662 37% 639 37% 618 36% 588 35% 559 35% 581 35% 556 33% 548 33% 559 34% 545 35%
      Foreign country 321 18% 349 20% 401 23% 426 25% 424 27% 463 28% 508 30% 521 32% 529 33% 496 32%
      no data 25 1% 19 1% 15 1% 9 1% 10 1% 8 1% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%

    All University of Minnesota graduate enrollment

    Enrolled 14,850 14,280 13,978 13,744 13,603 13,704 13,559 13,210 12,914 12,687
      7 County Metro 5,870 40% 5,531 39% 5,288 38% 5,074 37% 4,959 37% 4,853 35% 4,686 35% 4,548 34% 4,421 34% 4,456 35%
      Other MN location 2,205 15% 2,030 14% 1,905 14% 1,812 13% 1,732 13% 1,633 12% 1,596 12% 1,569 12% 1,478 11% 1,469 12%
      WI,ND,SD,IA,NE 1,690 11% 1,643 12% 1,595 11% 1,519 11% 1,408 10% 1,389 10% 1,362 10% 1,277 10% 1,203 9% 1,213 10%
      Other US location 2,414 16% 2,355 17% 2,387 17% 2,421 18% 2,502 18% 2,518 18% 2,556 19% 2,534 19% 2,511 19% 2,545 20%
      Foreign country 2,407 16% 2,493 18% 2,615 19% 2,752 20% 2,864 21% 3,164 23% 3,359 25% 3,282 25% 3,301 26% 3,004 24%
      no data 264 2% 228 2% 188 1% 166 1% 138 1% 147 1% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%
      Notes:
    • The above tables show the home location for students enrolled at the graduate level for the given Fall terms, based on their address at time of application.
    • The "7 County Metro" area is Hennepin, Ramsey, Washington, Anoka, Dakota, Carver, and Scott counties in Minnesota.
    • Source of the data is the Official 10th Day Fall Registration Statistics (STIX). See http://dw.umn.edu and http://www.oir.umn.edu/student/enrollment. Note that non-degree-seeking graduate students (i.e. enrolled in the GRAD academic career) are counted here, whereas on the OIR website they are counted in a separate academic level with all non-degree students.
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    Age Distribution, Enrolled Students

    ItemFall 2011Fall 2012Fall 2013Fall 2014Fall 2015Fall 2016Fall 2017Fall 2018Fall 2019Fall 2020

    Mass Communication (Twin Cities)

    Enrlld | AvgAge 51 33 48 32 49 32 43 30 38 30 29 29 27 31 28 31 33 30 32 29
      less than 21 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%
      21 - 25 8 16% 7 15% 9 18% 11 26% 8 21% 7 24% 8 30% 8 29% 12 36% 11 34%
      26 - 30 20 39% 21 44% 18 37% 18 42% 16 42% 11 38% 8 30% 11 39% 11 33% 10 31%
      31 - 35 10 20% 9 19% 11 22% 9 21% 7 18% 8 28% 8 30% 6 21% 4 12% 7 22%
      36 - 45 6 12% 6 13% 7 14% 3 7% 6 16% 3 10% 1 4% 1 4% 5 15% 4 13%
      over 45 7 14% 5 10% 4 8% 2 5% 1 3% 0 0% 2 7% 2 7% 1 3% 0 0%
      no data 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%

    College of Liberal Arts

    Enrlld | AvgAge 1,780 30 1,725 30 1,736 30 1,690 29 1,596 29 1,647 29 1,670 29 1,651 29 1,625 30 1,543 30
      less than 21 0 0% 2 0% 2 0% 0 0% 1 0% 3 0% 0 0% 3 0% 1 0% 0 0%
      21 - 25 438 25% 458 27% 467 27% 479 28% 427 27% 442 27% 467 28% 471 29% 479 30% 428 28%
      26 - 30 723 41% 688 40% 683 39% 673 40% 660 41% 681 41% 680 41% 624 38% 620 38% 587 38%
      31 - 35 381 21% 338 20% 345 20% 324 19% 315 20% 328 20% 319 19% 343 21% 308 19% 294 19%
      36 - 45 174 10% 176 10% 173 10% 163 10% 155 10% 163 10% 172 10% 169 10% 169 10% 181 12%
      over 45 64 4% 63 4% 66 4% 51 3% 38 2% 30 2% 30 2% 41 3% 48 3% 53 3%
      no data 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 2 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%

    All University of Minnesota graduate enrollment

    Enrlld | AvgAge 14,850 31 14,280 31 13,978 30 13,744 30 13,603 30 13,704 30 13,559 30 13,210 30 12,914 30 12,687 30
      less than 21 12 0% 11 0% 14 0% 8 0% 12 0% 19 0% 10 0% 13 0% 19 0% 23 0%
      21 - 25 3,987 27% 4,096 29% 4,218 30% 4,383 32% 4,415 33% 4,497 33% 4,550 34% 4,508 34% 4,446 34% 4,252 34%
      26 - 30 5,247 35% 4,977 35% 4,762 34% 4,678 34% 4,667 34% 4,672 34% 4,669 34% 4,547 34% 4,444 34% 4,250 34%
      31 - 35 2,592 18% 2,400 17% 2,342 17% 2,210 16% 2,175 16% 2,164 16% 2,053 15% 1,959 15% 1,899 15% 1,921 15%
      36 - 45 1,924 13% 1,800 13% 1,707 12% 1,595 12% 1,538 11% 1,584 12% 1,562 12% 1,489 11% 1,455 11% 1,527 12%
      over 45 1,078 7% 990 7% 927 7% 861 6% 785 6% 763 6% 707 5% 685 5% 646 5% 712 6%
      no data 10 0% 6 0% 8 0% 9 0% 11 0% 5 0% 8 0% 9 0% 5 0% 2 0%
      Notes:
    • The above tables show the age distribution for students enrolled at the graduate level for the given Fall terms.
    • Source of the data is the Official 10th Day Fall Registration Statistics (STIX). See http://dw.umn.edu and http://www.oir.umn.edu/student/enrollment. Note that non-degree-seeking graduate students (i.e. enrolled in the GRAD academic career) are counted here, whereas on the OIR website they are counted in a separate academic level with all non-degree students.
    • Age, in years, is as of the date the STIX file was created (generally the 10th day of the term).

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