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William & Mary

Biological and Physical Sciences (30.0101)
Master's Degree
Enrollment, Awards, Wages, Debt, and Other Outcomes




Applied Science
Program Status: Active/Approved to Enroll Students and Confer Degrees
Degree Title: MS
2010 CIP Code: 300101

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

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  Before SCHEV
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2018-19027
2019-20211
2020-21211
2021-22000
2022-23122

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
$ 7,575




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
2018-19167
2019-20011
2020-21101
2022-23112
Five Year Summary3811
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 Years20011107111



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)2417%
2013-14 (8 years)2832%
2016-17 (5 years)NaN
2018-19 (3 years)NaN
2020-21 (18 months)NaN



Student Debt of Graduates
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Number of Borrowers and Known Debt at Graduation
Borrowers (n)Borrowers (%)25th PercentileMedianMean75th Percentile
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


More Details on Enrollment History.


More Details on Degree Awards History.


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