Awards and Accomplishments
Enrollment, retention and graduation rates
According to Ohio University's Office of Institutional Research, the most recent findings (2005-2006 academic year) report that the Scripps College's yield rate or percentage of those admitted who choose to attend is 58%, with the national average being 47%. In addition, the Scripps College's first-year student retention rate is 90%, and 86% of students graduate in 4.19 years. These rates are among the best of all units at Ohio University.
In addition, the average ACT score for first-year Scripps College of Communication students in Fall 2006 was 24.66, three and a half percentage points higher than the national average of 21.1
The School of Visual Communication was recently named one of the top three photography programs in the country by pdnedu, the magazine for emerging photographers and photo educators.
The E.W. Scripps School of Journalism is ranked among the top 5 nationally by Writer's Digest and among the top 10 nationally by the Associated Press Managing Editors Association.
The bachelor's degree program in the J. Warren McClure School of Information and Telecommunication Systems is the first and only of its kind in the state and the second in the nation. It received the 2010 Program of Excellence Award from the International Telecommunications Education and Research Association (ITERA).The school's Master of Communication Technology and Policy Graduate Program won the award in 2007.
The organizational and health communication doctoral programs in the School of Communication Studies are rated in the top ten in the country by the National Communication Association.
The School of Media Arts and Studies is one of the largest schools of its kind in the United States. The school's newest major—Digital Media: Special Effects and Game Animation—allows students to work with the college's Game Research and Immersive Design Lab to use video game technology for serious purposes. The school's faculty and students helped to develop Tabula Digita's educational math game Dimenxian, which won the prestigious Macworld 2006 Editors' Choice award.
Additional Points of Pride
- The J. Warren McClure School of Information and Telecommunication Systems is the only non-NASA site in the world hosting two NASA ACTS Satellite Earth Stations.
- The Institute for International Journalism hosts internationally known speakers and oversees foreign correspondence internships with the Associated Press in Rome, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Caracas and Jerusalem.
- With the help of 200 student workers, the WOUB Center for Public Media operates five public radio stations, two public television stations and one cable television station, serving more than 60 counties in Southeastern Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky.
- The Scripps College offers nearly 3000 internship opportunities at companies such as Procter & Gamble, National Geographic, NBC, CNN, The Wall Street Journal and WSJ.com, The Ohio News Network, The Cincinnati Post, Scripps Howard, The Columbus Dispatch, The Cleveland Clinic and The Cincinnati Enquirer.
- The Forensics Team affiliated with the School of Communication Studies has won three team championships and 16 top-ten finishes in National Forensics Association tournaments.
- Support from the Scripps Howard Foundation creates exclusive opportunities in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, including internships with the Scripps Howard News Bureau in Washington, D.C.