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Bridgewater College

Mass Communication/Media Studies (09.0102)
Bachelor's Degree
Enrollment, Awards, Wages, Debt, and Other Outcomes




Communications, Technology and Culture
Program Status: Active/Approved to Enroll Students and Confer Degrees
Degree Title: BS
2010 CIP Code: 

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

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  Before SCHEV
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2017-18757516
2018-19889020
2019-20737624
2020-21626114
2021-22452216

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
$ 2,313

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




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
2017-1814216
2018-1914620
2019-20121224
2020-2111314
2021-229716
Five Year Summary603090
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 Years1100090469190



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
Graduation YearGrads (n)Grads w/Wages (n)25th PercentileMedian Wage75th Percentile
2009-10 (10 years)12449%$36,202$45,191$64,852
2011-12 (8 years)12849%$35,761$47,091$64,000
2014-15 (5 years)10259%$35,448$42,991$52,667
2016-17 (3 years)10356%$26,946$36,435$45,450
2018-19 (18 months)10658%$23,509$28,405$34,554



Student Debt of Graduates
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Number of Borrowers and Known Debt at Graduation
Borrowers (n)Borrowers (%)25th PercentileMedianMean75th Percentile
2012-13 to 2016-177376.8%$ 21,500$ 29,000$ 33,693$ 35,750
2013-14 to 2017-188077.7%$ 23,315$ 29,500$ 34,583$ 39,250
2014-15 to 2018-198482.4%$ 24,315$ 29,500$ 34,679$ 39,250
2015-16 to 2019-209184.3%$ 23,630$ 27,000$ 32,810$ 35,500
2016-17 to 2020-218386.5%$ 25,000$ 27,000$ 32,385$ 35,500
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
2012-13 to 2016-177376.8%$ 25,000$ 34,500$ 48,318$ 78,156
2013-14 to 2017-188077.7%$ 27,000$ 37,781$ 50,347$ 78,853
2014-15 to 2018-198482.4%$ 27,000$ 39,425$ 51,408$ 79,821
2015-16 to 2019-209184.3%$ 27,000$ 38,500$ 50,399$ 78,769
2016-17 to 2020-218386.5%$ 27,000$ 42,760$ 51,594$ 78,936


More Details on Enrollment History.


More Details on Degree Awards History.


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