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Ferrum College

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




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

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

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  08/2013
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2017-1827263
2018-1927277
2019-2019163
2020-2114144
2021-221360

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
$ 2,376

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
2017-18303
2018-19527
2019-20213
2020-21314
Five Year Summary13417
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 Years110001713017



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)NaN
2011-12 (8 years)NaN
2014-15 (5 years)NaN
2016-17 (3 years)667%
2018-19 (18 months)1650%



Student Debt of Graduates
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Number of Borrowers and Known Debt at Graduation
Borrowers (n)Borrowers (%)25th PercentileMedianMean75th Percentile
2014-15 to 2018-1916100.0%$ 25,422$ 27,000$ 32,185$ 45,907
2015-16 to 2019-2019100.0%$ 24,922$ 27,000$ 32,230$ 44,946
2016-17 to 2020-212195.5%$ 26,922$ 37,052$ 34,437$ 41,950
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
2014-15 to 2018-1916100.0%$ 32,646$ 53,177$ 55,296$ 77,977
2015-16 to 2019-2019100.0%$ 35,368$ 51,447$ 56,684$ 78,847
2016-17 to 2020-212195.5%$ 40,050$ 54,906$ 58,509$ 77,107


More Details on Enrollment History.


More Details on Degree Awards History.


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