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James Madison University

Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies (24.0101)
Bachelor's Degree
Enrollment, Awards, Wages, Debt, and Other Outcomes




Individualized Study
Program Status: Active/Approved to Enroll Students and Confer Degrees
Degree Title: BA/BS/BIS
2010 CIP Code: 240101

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

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  09/1977
Date of Last Council Action (mm/yyyy)  10/1996
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2017-18945963252
2018-19945952237
2019-20789748290
2020-21604580263
2021-22469170243

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
$ 1,776

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



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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
2017-1819953252
2018-1917859237
2019-2023357290
2020-2122241263
2021-2219647243
Five Year Summary1,0282571,285
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 Years4471401,285681,051331,285

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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.






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Post-Completion Wage Outcomes
Graduation YearGrads (n)Grads w/Wages (n)25th PercentileMedian Wage75th Percentile
2009-10 (10 years)1,04752%$46,194$52,187$65,242
2011-12 (8 years)1,17059%$45,270$51,946$62,686
2014-15 (5 years)1,29568%$47,347$52,229$61,060
2016-17 (3 years)1,31672%$47,113$51,441$58,803
2018-19 (18 months)1,26262%$20,235$24,634$30,736



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 2016-1773055.5%$ 14,312$ 22,821$ 24,684$ 27,800
2013-14 to 2017-1870855.4%$ 13,925$ 23,340$ 25,758$ 28,813
2014-15 to 2018-1971756.9%$ 14,486$ 23,842$ 26,770$ 29,812
2015-16 to 2019-2070155.0%$ 14,840$ 24,603$ 27,087$ 29,936
2016-17 to 2020-2170654.4%$ 14,312$ 24,246$ 27,068$ 30,029
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 2016-1774556.7%$ 14,903$ 26,792$ 36,680$ 51,220
2013-14 to 2017-1872156.5%$ 14,895$ 28,410$ 38,275$ 55,255
2014-15 to 2018-1972757.7%$ 16,326$ 29,267$ 39,994$ 57,180
2015-16 to 2019-2071055.7%$ 16,332$ 30,196$ 41,828$ 63,018
2016-17 to 2020-2171755.2%$ 16,575$ 28,500$ 40,936$ 60,912


More Details on Enrollment History.


More Details on Degree Awards History.


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