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Shenandoah University
1460 University Dr
Winchester, VA 22601
Gen. Phone:  (540) 665-4500    Fax:  (540) 665-4627

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25 Most Popular Degrees Awarded 2022-23
Acting, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Business Administration and Management, General, Chemistry, General, Computational and Applied Mathematics, Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, Dance, General, Elementary Education and Teaching, English Language and Literature, General, Environmental Studies, Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology., Information Technology, Mathematics, General, Music Performance, General, Music Teacher Education, Music Technology, Music Therapy/Therapist., Musical Theatre, Psychology, General, Public Health, Other, Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, Spanish Language and Literature, Speech Communication and Rhetoric, Sports Studies, Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology

SCHEV Program Inventory


SAT is an imperfect predictor of college readiness and success and it is only one of many factors in admissions.
This report does not assume any particular merit or value in the SAT, it merely highlights institutional differences in distributions and mean averages.
Admission Summary, 2022-23 First-Time in College
DomicileAppliedAcceptedAcceptance RateEnrolledYield RateRejectedRejection Rate

Admission Scores
Submitted Scores
25th Percentile
75th Percentile
High School GPA4943.283.694.20

Admission Summary, 2022-23 Graduate
DomicileAppliedAcceptedAcceptance RateEnrolledYield RateRejectedRejection Rate

Admission Summary, 2022-23 First Professional
DomicileAppliedAcceptedAcceptance RateEnrolledYield RateRejectedRejection Rate

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Fall Headcount Enrollment
Fall TermUndergraduatesGraduate StudentsTotal First ProfessionalsTotal
Fall 2013 1,8771,3205273,724
Fall 2014 1,8921,2655363,693
Fall 2015 2,0101,2445663,820
Fall 2016 2,0991,3105093,918
Fall 2017 2,0631,3224593,844
Fall 2018 2,0341,2864973,817
Fall 2019 2,0401,2385133,791
Fall 2020 2,2671,3185894,174
Fall 2021 2,4161,3565154,287
Fall 2022 2,4611,3344654,260

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See the report E22: Fall Headcount: Trends in Race Ethnicity for definitions and additiional student levels.

Annualized Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) Enrollment
YearUndergraduateGraduateFirst ProfessionalTotal
Degrees Awarded

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STEMH - Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Health Professions
Retention and Graduation

63% of all students entering in 2012-13 either graduated within an Extended Time-to-Completion or were continuing their enrollment in the final year of observation. These Student Success Index results are based on students completing at any Virginia institution.

Graduation Rates within Six Years

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Groups with fewer than 10 students in the starting cohort will not display values. "Normal time" for an associate degree is two years, and four years for bachelor's degree, 150% of Normal time is three years and six years, respectively.

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Student Transfer

Students Transferring into Shenandoah University
in Fall and Spring of the Designated Year to the institutions below.

*Starting cohorts of fewer than 10 will not display a graduation rate.
Transfer Enrollment
Average # New Transfers (2015-16 to 2018-19)Average # NewTransfers (2015-16 to 2018-19) Graduation RateAverage # New Transfers (2018-19 to 2021-22)
Blue Ridge Community College2 1
Brightpoint Community College1 0
Central Virginia Community College0 0
Danville Community College1 0
Eastern Shore Community College0 0
Germanna Community College1 1
J Sargeant Reynolds Community College0 0
Laurel Ridge Community College43 46%41
Mountain Gateway Community College0 0
New River Community College0 0
Northern Virginia Community College35 33%32
Patrick & Henry Community College0 0
Piedmont Virginia Community College1 1
Rappahannock Community College0 0
Richard Bland College1 1
Southside Virginia Community College0 0
Tidewater Community College2 1
Total Public Two-Year Institutions90 40%83
Virginia Community College System89 40%82
Virginia Peninsula Community College1 1
Virginia Western Community College0 0

*Starting cohorts of fewer than 10 will not display a graduation rate.
Student Debt

Debt of 2021-22 Graduates, Total Loans
Total GraduatesTotal BorrowersTotal Borrowing
Degree Level#% of All Graduates#% of All BorrowersAmount% of Total
First Professional14613%9112%$13,152,55024%

  • Associates: Includes graduates who received Bachelor's Credit and Occupational/Techincal Credit Associate degrees.
  • Bachelors: Includes graduates who received Four- and Five-Year Bachelor's degrees.
  • Graduate: Includes graduates who received Graduate Master's and Doctorate degrees.

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Debt of Recent Graduates, Recent Trend
YearBorrowers (n)Borrowers (%)25th PercentileMedianMean75th Percentile
2017-1839380%$ 23,007$ 31,518$ 40,999$ 56,980
2018-1943179%$ 23,009$ 28,328$ 39,482$ 50,334
2019-2037579%$ 24,736$ 28,204$ 41,274$ 53,694
2020-2140276%$ 23,999$ 30,678$ 40,868$ 52,723
2021-2240478%$ 21,886$ 26,722$ 38,840$ 51,803

Student borrowing at graduation, excludes PLUS loans, in five-year rollups. Includes all known institutionally-processed
borrowing occuring at all public and nonprofit institutions in Virginia. Debt accrued outside Virginia in prior postsecondary activity
is not available.

Post-Completion Wages of Graduates

Shenandoah University,
Earnings in Median WagePercentage of Graduates w/ Reported Wage
20 Years (1999-00 graduates)$57,78430%
15 Years (2004-05 graduates)$67,47832%
10 Years (2009-10 graduates)$61,06938%
8 Years (2011-12 graduates)$62,04841%
5 Years (2014-15 graduates)$55,10540%
3 Years (2016-17 graduates)$47,97648%
18 Months (2018-19 graduates)$41,97648%
Only years/programs meeting disclosure rules will be displayed to protect individual confidentiality.

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Wages in
Years Post-Completion10th Percentile25th PercentileMedian75th Percentile90th Percentile
80% of graduates with full-time wages fall within this range
20 Years (1999-00 graduates)$23,821$41,091$57,784$77,896$130,135
15 Years (2004-05 graduates)$27,840$49,399$67,478$92,007$117,905
10 Years (2009-10 graduates)$23,569$45,371$61,069$85,728$117,298
8 Years (2011-12 graduates)$26,564$45,858$62,048$86,399$114,909
5 Years (2014-15 graduates)$20,128$33,914$55,105$75,788$95,345
3 Years (2016-17 graduates)$15,862$32,508$47,976$66,137$79,345
18 Months (2018-19 graduates)$9,548$20,638$41,976$59,524$70,271
As reminder, the median value represents the very middle value of the sample of values (wage or debt) sorted from low to high. This value is found in the middle line of the barcharts.
The remaining values in the chart are constructed similarly, to display how wages and earnings are distributed. Thus, while the median tells us the middle wage, the values for the 25th and 75th percentiles tell us that half of the graduates with wages fall between those two values. Likewise, 80% of reported wages fall between the 10th and 90th percentiles. The length of each bar section clue to the dispersion in the data - that is, how much earnings can vary within a range a group of individuals.

Tuition and Fees

Virgina Resident Tuition and Fees, General, 2023-24
Student LevelTuition & Mandatory E&G FeesMandatory Non-E&GAverage Room & Board (1)Total
General Undergraduate$35,372$$11,800$47,172

Non-Resident Tuition and Fees, General, 2023-24
Student LevelTuition & Mandatory E&G FeesMandatory Non-E&GAverage Room & Board (1)Total
General Undergraduate$35,372$$11,800$47,172

    These tabs represent a concise overview of the data available at this site.
    Additional detailed information may be found through the links below:

    Trends in First-year Retention
    Trends in Graduation Rates (Federal Equivalent)

    Graduation Rate Profile - Student Subcohorts

    Student Debt Profile

    Post-Completion Wages of Graduates


    Debt: All debt figures refer to education-related debt processed through institutions. i.e. student loans. Unless specified as PLUS loans for undergraduates, the student debt refers to loans taken out by the student, not by parents or relatives. Further, reported student debt calculations are based on graduates who borrowed only. This is why we report the percentage of students/graduates wth debt.


    Sample Budgets: These estimates are from the Living Wage project at MIT and are based on the estimated cost of a single adult living in Virginia. Tax and FICA withholding estimates based on a single, unmarried filer.

    Limits on the Display of Data

    The most important limit to understand is that these short-term measures of outcomes are not meaningful for evaluating the effectiveness of institutions or programs. These are not measures of employment rates, nor they comparable to the so-called Gainful Employment metrics produced by the US Department of Education. These measure are meant to inform readers of the outcomes of graduates in the near-term following degree completion and represent individual behavior and local economies more than any other factor.

    In order to protect confidentiality and to accommodate both the many small programs in the Commonwealth and the limits of the available data, these reports will display program-level data only under the following conditions:

    1. Single-year data will not be reported at the level of institution, degree, and program, only rolling five-year aggregates. For example, graduates of 2005-06 will be reported with those of 2004-05, 2003-04, 2002-03, and 2001-02.

    2. The number of wage-reported graduates must be equal to or greater than 15 with full-time wage equivalent (FTWE) reported wages.

    3. At least 30% of the cohort of graduates must have been matched and reported with full-time wage equivalent (FTWE) reported wages, or 20% with a minimum of 200 graduates.

    4. The current definition of FTWE is at least three quarters of wages must be reported for each year.

    5. Wages and earnings are not adjusted for inflation.

    The wage data included in these reports represent only the following individuals:
    1. Graduates successfully matched to the Unemployment Insurance Wage records collected by the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC).
    2. Graduates employed in Virginia by an entity that reports to the VEC. This excludes federal employees, including those within the Department of Defense.

    What employers are subject to the Unemployment Tax and must be registered and file with the Virginia Employment Commission? They must have met one of the following criteria:

    • One or more employees (ten employees if your operation is agricultural) for some portion of a day during any 20 different weeks in a calendar year
    • A $1,500 or more total gross quarterly payroll ($20,000 if your business is agricultural; $1,000 if domestic labor)
    • Acquired a business subject to this tax
    • Been subject to the Federal Unemployment Tax
    • A governmental operation or political subdivision
    • A nonprofit organization under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and had four or more employees for some portion of a day during any 20 different weeks in a calendar year

    These criteria mean that individuals working as consultants, independent contractors (including many psychologists, counselors, barbers, cosmetologists, IT workers, and P-14 wage employees of the Commonwealth) may be excluded, as are a list of others that may be found here.

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