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Christopher Newport University

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




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

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

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  08/2004
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2017-18317299112
2018-19295287103
2019-20319314103
2020-21284276107
2021-2226112589

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
$ 2,794

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
2017-1810111112
2018-19976103
2019-20949103
2020-21998107
2021-2284589
Five Year Summary47539514
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 Years143095142039216514



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)43653%$46,105$59,382$85,451
2011-12 (8 years)55552%$46,343$59,171$80,175
2014-15 (5 years)63457%$40,383$51,471$66,825
2016-17 (3 years)63563%$32,258$45,689$56,624
2018-19 (18 months)61265%$23,441$36,359$45,694



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 2016-1737060.6%$ 19,302$ 26,720$ 29,708$ 31,703
2013-14 to 2017-1836659.2%$ 19,370$ 26,720$ 31,416$ 35,503
2014-15 to 2018-1935960.4%$ 20,284$ 26,720$ 33,015$ 39,812
2015-16 to 2019-2033759.4%$ 21,272$ 26,720$ 34,841$ 42,095
2016-17 to 2020-2130258.3%$ 22,018$ 26,720$ 36,172$ 43,540
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 2016-1737160.7%$ 20,335$ 30,065$ 38,887$ 56,257
2013-14 to 2017-1836659.2%$ 23,006$ 31,285$ 41,555$ 61,286
2014-15 to 2018-1935960.4%$ 23,776$ 32,216$ 43,002$ 62,617
2015-16 to 2019-2033759.4%$ 24,736$ 33,000$ 45,641$ 69,293
2016-17 to 2020-2130358.5%$ 24,740$ 36,729$ 48,431$ 72,938


More Details on Enrollment History.


More Details on Degree Awards History.


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