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James Madison University

Biotechnology (26.1201)
Bachelor's Degree
Enrollment, Awards, Wages, Debt, and Other Outcomes




Biotechnology
Program Status: Active/Approved to Enroll Students and Confer Degrees
Degree Title: BS
2010 CIP Code: 261201

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

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  08/2005
Date of Last Council Action (mm/yyyy)  03/2005
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2018-1913813929
2019-2013113320
2020-2114615234
2021-2214114335
2022-2312612732

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
4.09128$ 3,768

Average time-to-completion in years (transfer students)Average credits-to-completion (transfer students)
2.9783




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
2018-1923629
2019-2017320
2020-2125934
2021-2233235
2022-2329332
Five Year Summary12723150
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 Years61008150111054150



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)8340%$54,575$85,672$114,400
2013-14 (8 years)9940%$43,708$76,231$91,045
2016-17 (5 years)11530%$35,770$54,974$75,837
2018-19 (3 years)12730%$34,534$50,970$69,915
2020-21 (18 months)24038%$53,845$80,408$110,755



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 2017-186453.8%$ 13,497$ 21,317$ 25,312$ 27,435
2014-15 to 2018-196752.8%$ 11,876$ 21,237$ 25,316$ 26,754
2015-16 to 2019-207155.5%$ 11,876$ 21,028$ 23,771$ 26,718
2016-17 to 2020-217555.1%$ 11,876$ 21,028$ 23,273$ 26,720
2017-18 to 2021-227755.0%$ 15,542$ 21,275$ 24,297$ 26,722
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 2017-186453.8%$ 17,625$ 34,208$ 43,909$ 69,291
2014-15 to 2018-196752.8%$ 16,398$ 34,100$ 42,919$ 60,499
2015-16 to 2019-207155.5%$ 15,542$ 26,716$ 40,578$ 57,049
2016-17 to 2020-217555.1%$ 15,873$ 26,720$ 41,861$ 60,425
2017-18 to 2021-227855.7%$ 17,568$ 26,721$ 41,136$ 56,224


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