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James Madison University

Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing (23.1303)
Master'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: MA/MS
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
2018-191589
2019-201278
2020-211074
2021-221076
2022-231294

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
$ 3,252




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
2018-19729
2019-20718
2020-21404
2021-22426
2022-23314
Five Year Summary25631
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 Years210231025131



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)4161%$59,613$83,460$105,742
2013-14 (8 years)4450%$51,521$78,066$92,700
2016-17 (5 years)4360%$42,105$63,952$87,028
2018-19 (3 years)3569%$46,350$57,639$77,095
2020-21 (18 months)6461%$78,516$102,434$127,614



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 2017-181132.4%$ 11,084$ 16,765$ 19,688$ 31,352
2014-15 to 2018-191028.6%$ 4,948$ 13,933$ 16,137$ 19,788
2015-16 to 2019-20
2016-17 to 2020-21
2017-18 to 2021-22
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 2017-181132.4%$ 11,084$ 16,765$ 20,123$ 31,352
2014-15 to 2018-191028.6%$ 9,734$ 13,933$ 16,616$ 19,788
2015-16 to 2019-20
2016-17 to 2020-21
2017-18 to 2021-22


More Details on Enrollment History.


More Details on Degree Awards History.


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