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William & Mary

Public Policy Analysis, General (44.0501)
Master's Degree
Enrollment, Awards, Wages, Debt, and Other Outcomes




Public Policy
Program Status: Active/Approved to Enroll Students and Confer Degrees
Degree Title: MPP
2010 CIP Code: 440501

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

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  09/1992
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2018-19252713
2019-20182013
2020-21453
2021-2210101
2022-23181716

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
$ 4,007




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
2018-194913
2019-207613
2020-21213
2021-22101
2022-2312416
Five Year Summary262046
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 Years331046233246



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)10518%$83,888$104,074$127,846
2013-14 (8 years)10321%$77,783$94,223$107,577
2016-17 (5 years)9520%$60,923$90,480$101,821
2018-19 (3 years)9019%$56,060$68,959$92,229
2020-21 (18 months)6825%$43,324$56,351$63,214



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 2017-184041.7%$ 14,280$ 32,815$ 27,588$ 41,000
2014-15 to 2018-193437.8%$ 20,500$ 41,000$ 31,450$ 41,000
2015-16 to 2019-203136.5%$ 20,500$ 39,600$ 31,628$ 41,000
2016-17 to 2020-212536.8%$ 20,500$ 41,000$ 33,219$ 41,000
2017-18 to 2021-222243.1%$ 20,500$ 37,843$ 31,949$ 41,000
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 2017-184041.7%$ 15,150$ 33,125$ 34,085$ 45,017
2014-15 to 2018-193437.8%$ 20,500$ 41,000$ 45,035$ 67,300
2015-16 to 2019-203136.5%$ 30,800$ 39,600$ 46,344$ 69,800
2016-17 to 2020-212536.8%$ 32,900$ 41,000$ 49,228$ 71,832
2017-18 to 2021-222243.1%$ 32,900$ 40,500$ 49,377$ 71,832


More Details on Enrollment History.


More Details on Degree Awards History.


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