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James Madison University

Political Science and Government, General (45.1001)
Bachelor's Degree
Enrollment, Awards, Wages, Debt, and Other Outcomes




Political Science
Program Status: Active/Approved to Enroll Students and Confer Degrees
Degree Title: BA
2010 CIP Code: 451001

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

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  Before SCHEV
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2017-1838040785
2018-1942644093
2019-2043545796
2020-21469492119
2021-22476230117

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
$ 2,691

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
2017-18671885
2018-19761793
2019-20841296
2020-218831119
2021-228928117
Five Year Summary404106510
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 Years5231125103739712510

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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)52136%$55,186$72,806$102,991
2011-12 (8 years)52539%$50,387$69,507$97,594
2014-15 (5 years)48736%$43,116$58,606$78,454
2016-17 (3 years)42936%$31,868$47,468$60,089
2018-19 (18 months)43241%$22,443$35,121$47,623



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 2016-1718551.4%$ 13,858$ 22,513$ 25,313$ 28,730
2013-14 to 2017-1818150.3%$ 14,840$ 23,822$ 26,226$ 29,208
2014-15 to 2018-1918049.0%$ 14,844$ 23,607$ 26,361$ 27,251
2015-16 to 2019-2017245.4%$ 14,841$ 22,901$ 26,999$ 29,246
2016-17 to 2020-2119646.3%$ 13,856$ 23,006$ 25,980$ 27,844
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 2016-1719052.8%$ 16,341$ 27,865$ 42,548$ 62,694
2013-14 to 2017-1818551.4%$ 17,316$ 31,568$ 44,612$ 68,730
2014-15 to 2018-1918249.6%$ 17,418$ 31,188$ 46,527$ 72,566
2015-16 to 2019-2017445.9%$ 17,810$ 30,664$ 44,201$ 70,112
2016-17 to 2020-2120147.5%$ 17,810$ 29,208$ 43,543$ 65,943


More Details on Enrollment History.


More Details on Degree Awards History.


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