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James Madison University

Speech Communication and Rhetoric (09.0101)
Bachelor's Degree
Enrollment, Awards, Wages, Debt, and Other Outcomes




Communication Studies
Program Status: Active/Approved to Enroll Students and Confer Degrees
Degree Title: BA/BS
2010 CIP Code: 090101

Credit HoursProgram Offered
On-Campus:YesYes
Off-Campus:YesNo

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  Before SCHEV
This program can be completed solely via distance education.
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2018-191,5221,605415
2019-201,4821,580451
2020-211,4281,509433
2021-221,3901,464399
2022-231,5161,613413

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
4.10125$ 3,340

Average time-to-completion in years (transfer students)Average credits-to-completion (transfer students)
3.0387




The table to the right provides the degree award history of each the last five years, disaggregated by state residency. This breakout may may help explain why a relatively low percentage of program completers may appear to be working in Virginia.



Program Graduates by Domicile
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateTotal
2018-19296119415
2019-20310141451
2020-21307126433
2021-22287112399
2022-23302111413
Five Year Summary1,5026092,111
Distribution by Gender and Race/Ethnicity within Five-year Totals,


YearForeign/ InternationalAfrican Am. or Black (NH)Am. Indian/ Native Am. (NH)Asian/ Pacific Islander (NH)HispanicWhite, Caucasian Am. (NH)Multi-Race (NH)Unknown/ Unreported (NH)Total
Sum of the Last 5 Years191092782,1111291,628542,111



Wages Earned in 2020

The table below shows the wage data for the select program and places it in the context of all wages at the same degree level of this institution by graduates with at least three (3) quarters of employment.





Post-Completion Wage Outcomes, Earnings in 2022
Graduation YearGrads (n)Grads w/Wages (n)25th PercentileMedian Wage75th Percentile
2011-12 (10 years)1,78832%$57,715$80,793$114,019
2013-14 (8 years)1,84136%$52,613$72,672$99,006
2016-17 (5 years)1,90037%$44,676$62,846$84,965
2018-19 (3 years)1,99841%$39,634$55,148$73,187
2020-21 (18 months)3,71345%$54,328$87,240$111,377



Student Debt of Graduates
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Number of Borrowers and Known Debt at Graduation
Borrowers (n)Borrowers (%)25th PercentileMedianMean75th Percentile
2013-14 to 2017-1895451.8%$ 13,856$ 22,760$ 25,280$ 26,832
2014-15 to 2018-1999552.2%$ 14,841$ 24,245$ 26,305$ 28,704
2015-16 to 2019-201,03351.9%$ 14,876$ 24,744$ 28,419$ 30,021
2016-17 to 2020-211,03051.7%$ 14,876$ 24,742$ 29,266$ 30,672
2017-18 to 2021-221,01250.4%$ 15,336$ 24,744$ 30,318$ 30,675
Note: 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.
Number of Borrowers and Known Debt at Graduation, Including Parent-PLUS and Grad-PLUS
Borrowers (n)Borrowers (%)25th PercentileMedianMean75th Percentile
2013-14 to 2017-1897452.9%$ 17,174$ 28,698$ 40,716$ 58,188
2014-15 to 2018-191,01353.2%$ 17,565$ 29,684$ 42,317$ 60,650
2015-16 to 2019-201,05553.0%$ 18,228$ 30,236$ 45,441$ 68,690
2016-17 to 2020-211,05252.8%$ 18,492$ 31,195$ 46,545$ 70,607
2017-18 to 2021-221,03151.3%$ 18,802$ 33,106$ 49,215$ 75,929


More Details on Enrollment History.


More Details on Degree Awards History.


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