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Washington and Lee University
204 West Washington Street
Lexington, VA 24450
Gen. Phone:  (540) 458-8400    Fax:  (540) 458-8945

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WLU had 22 Post-911 GI Bill recipents enrolled in 2012, at all sites.

25 Most Popular Degrees Awarded 2020-21
Accounting, Art History, Criticism and Conservation, Biochemistry, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Business Administration and Management, General, Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General, Computer Science, East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General, Economics, General, English Language and Literature, General, Environmental Studies, Geology/Earth Science, General, German Language and Literature, History, General, Journalism, Mathematics, General, Music, General, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Physics, General, Political Science and Government, General, Public Relations/Image Management, Research and Experimental Psychology, Other, Sociology and Anthropology, Spanish Language and Literature


SCHEV Program Inventory

Admissions

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, 2020-21 First-Time in College
DomicileAppliedAcceptedAcceptance RateEnrolledYield RateRejectedRejection Rate
In-State70720829%5828%49971%
Out-of-State4,2811,00724%40140%3,27476%


Admission Scores
TEST
Submitted Scores
25th Percentile
Median
75th Percentile
SAT-Verbal129700730750
SAT-Quantitative129710740780
High School GPANANANANA
ACT_Composite153710740780






Admission Summary, 2020-21 First Professional
DomicileAppliedAcceptedAcceptance RateEnrolledYield RateRejectedRejection Rate
In-State27110539%2928%16661%
Out-of-State1,72663337%9114%1,09363%
Enrollment

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Fall Headcount Enrollment
Fall TermUndergraduatesGraduate StudentsTotal First ProfessionalsTotal
Fall 2012 1,78204632,245
Fall 2013 1,79214192,212
Fall 2014 1,89103742,265
Fall 2015 1,85803182,176
Fall 2016 1,82503302,155
Fall 2017 1,83603912,227
Fall 2018 1,82603942,220
Fall 2019 1,85904042,263
Fall 2020 1,81803602,178
Fall 2021 1,85703812,238



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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
16171,67903232,003
17181,73803832,123
18191,75303852,138
19201,76603842,151
20211,79903472,146
Degrees Awarded

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


96% 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 Washington and Lee 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 (2014-15 to 2017-18)Average # NewTransfers (2014-15 to 2017-18) Graduation RateAverage # New Transfers (2017-18 to 2020-21)
Richard Bland College0 0
Total Public Two-Year Institutions0 0

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




Debt of 2020-21 Graduates, Total Loans
Total GraduatesTotal BorrowersTotal Borrowing
Degree Level#% of All Graduates#% of All BorrowersAmount% of Total
Bachelors44440%24538%$11,337,59430%
First Professional11810%7612%$7,477,92120%
Total56250%32150%$18,815,51550%



Note:
  • 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
2016-1721045%$ 7,060$ 7,500$ 17,184$ 26,200
2017-1822548%$ 7,500$ 15,000$ 18,685$ 26,575
2018-1921750%$ 12,200$ 17,436$ 19,621$ 27,000
2019-2025858%$ 6,500$ 12,516$ 21,259$ 27,000
2020-2124355%$ 5,500$ 8,499$ 16,848$ 25,000


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



Graduates' Wages in 2020, 18 Months after Graduation
DegreeGraduates (n)Grads. w/FT Wages (%)AverageMedian
Note: All wage and enrollment data are limited to those graduates working and attending school in Virginia.
There were no disclosable data for this institution, degree level, and/or program. Please review the Limits on Disclosure at the bottom of the page as to why this might be so.


Graduates' Wages in 2020, Five Years after Graduation
DegreeGraduates (n)Grads. w/FT Wages (%)AverageMedian
Note: All wage and enrollment data are limited to those graduates working and attending school in Virginia.
There were no disclosable data for this institution, degree level, and/or program. Please review the Limits on Disclosure at the bottom of the page as to why this might be so.


Tuition and Fees


Virgina Resident Tuition and Fees, General, 2021-22
Student LevelTuition & Mandatory E&G FeesMandatory Non-E&GAverage Room & Board (1)Total
General Undergraduate$58,260$800$16,270$75,330


Non-Resident Tuition and Fees, General, 2021-22
Student LevelTuition & Mandatory E&G FeesMandatory Non-E&GAverage Room & Board (1)Total
General Undergraduate$58,260$800$16,270$75,330




    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


    Notes/Definitions

    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

    Source
    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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