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James Madison University

Computer and Information Sciences, General (11.0101)
Master's Degree
Enrollment, Awards, Wages, Debt, and Other Outcomes




Computer Science
Program Status: Active/Approved to Enroll Students and Confer Degrees
Degree Title: MS
2010 CIP Code: 110101

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

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  09/1986
Program authorized for distance learning
This program can be completed solely via distance education.
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2018-1953242
2019-20552611
2020-21421911
2021-22402113
2022-2329165

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
$ 6,749




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
2018-19202
2019-2011011
2020-219211
2021-2211213
2022-23505
Five Year Summary38442
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 Years010142336142



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)10034%$116,076$173,660$250,821
2013-14 (8 years)8937%$116,264$165,068$218,292
2016-17 (5 years)6635%$117,576$155,068$192,639
2018-19 (3 years)4340%$105,173$132,766$158,182
2020-21 (18 months)6551%$168,336$209,652$341,246



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 2017-181018.5%$ 32,161$ 35,897$ 50,089$ 75,095
2014-15 to 2018-19
2015-16 to 2019-201126.2%$ 20,284$ 32,800$ 44,421$ 60,851
2016-17 to 2020-211026.3%$ 20,284$ 29,292$ 41,559$ 60,851
2017-18 to 2021-221331.0%$ 20,284$ 23,481$ 31,399$ 43,736
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 2017-181018.5%$ 32,161$ 35,897$ 50,089$ 75,095
2014-15 to 2018-19
2015-16 to 2019-201126.2%$ 20,284$ 32,800$ 46,835$ 74,172
2016-17 to 2020-211026.3%$ 20,284$ 29,292$ 44,215$ 65,160
2017-18 to 2021-221331.0%$ 20,284$ 23,481$ 33,442$ 43,736


More Details on Enrollment History.


More Details on Degree Awards History.


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