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James Madison University

Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing (23.1303)
Bachelor's Degree
Enrollment, Awards, Wages, Debt, and Other Outcomes




Writing, Rhetoric & Technical Communication
Program Status: Active/Approved to Enroll Students and Confer Degrees
Degree Title: BA/BS
2010 CIP Code: 231101

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

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  09/1997
Program authorized for distance learning
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2018-1912012741
2019-2012413736
2020-2113914850
2021-2213213346
2022-2313213137

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
4.02128$ 2,667

Average time-to-completion in years (transfer students)Average credits-to-completion (transfer students)
3.1680




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
2018-1933841
2019-20251136
2020-21361450
2021-22351146
2022-2332537
Five Year Summary16149210
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 Years11018210111608210



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)22840%$57,339$88,500$129,999
2013-14 (8 years)31341%$56,020$92,524$118,745
2016-17 (5 years)32147%$42,812$59,675$81,106
2018-19 (3 years)27250%$37,170$52,795$68,694
2020-21 (18 months)43252%$43,546$74,872$109,473



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 2017-1815154.1%$ 11,914$ 22,390$ 26,546$ 29,687
2014-15 to 2018-1913053.3%$ 13,641$ 23,547$ 28,797$ 31,704
2015-16 to 2019-2011753.4%$ 12,864$ 23,750$ 28,968$ 33,650
2016-17 to 2020-2111553.0%$ 12,065$ 24,246$ 30,037$ 33,650
2017-18 to 2021-2210952.2%$ 12,065$ 23,354$ 30,207$ 29,687
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 2017-1815354.8%$ 16,361$ 31,518$ 41,270$ 56,509
2014-15 to 2018-1913254.1%$ 15,706$ 32,333$ 44,337$ 60,703
2015-16 to 2019-2011954.3%$ 16,371$ 35,000$ 45,158$ 58,676
2016-17 to 2020-2111653.5%$ 18,900$ 38,322$ 49,831$ 70,965
2017-18 to 2021-2211052.6%$ 17,568$ 33,251$ 50,445$ 78,896


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