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James Madison University

Foreign Languages and Literatures, General (16.0101)
Bachelor's Degree
Enrollment, Awards, Wages, Debt, and Other Outcomes




Modern Foreign Languages
Program Status: Active/Approved to Enroll Students and Confer Degrees
Degree Title: BA
2010 CIP Code: 160101

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

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  09/1989
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2018-1916218758
2019-2013415960
2020-2113214557
2021-2210610944
2022-23758934

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
4.33136$ 2,830

Average time-to-completion in years (transfer students)Average credits-to-completion (transfer students)
3.1192




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
2018-19461258
2019-20451560
2020-21471057
2021-2235944
2022-2326834
Five Year Summary19954253
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 Years51508253411639253



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)47334%$55,166$73,854$97,565
2013-14 (8 years)45736%$47,950$62,258$92,473
2016-17 (5 years)39939%$38,681$54,729$74,623
2018-19 (3 years)36242%$37,809$53,159$66,341
2020-21 (18 months)58146%$46,457$82,557$108,153



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 2017-1810152.1%$ 12,896$ 23,850$ 30,718$ 34,637
2014-15 to 2018-199250.0%$ 12,880$ 22,030$ 30,912$ 35,374
2015-16 to 2019-207746.1%$ 14,804$ 25,766$ 33,699$ 39,006
2016-17 to 2020-217652.8%$ 12,864$ 24,544$ 32,282$ 36,723
2017-18 to 2021-226950.4%$ 14,844$ 25,732$ 31,177$ 31,718
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 2017-1810353.1%$ 16,952$ 31,794$ 46,299$ 73,640
2014-15 to 2018-199451.1%$ 14,804$ 30,327$ 43,104$ 60,558
2015-16 to 2019-207947.3%$ 18,853$ 34,498$ 47,437$ 61,996
2016-17 to 2020-217753.5%$ 15,338$ 30,248$ 44,801$ 60,558
2017-18 to 2021-227051.1%$ 17,252$ 31,198$ 48,303$ 60,759


More Details on Enrollment History.


More Details on Degree Awards History.


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