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James Madison University

Physician Assistant (51.0912)
Master's Degree
Enrollment, Awards, Wages, Debt, and Other Outcomes




Physician Assistant Studies
Program Status: Active/Approved to Enroll Students and Confer Degrees
Degree Title: MPAS
2010 CIP Code: 510912

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

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  08/2003
Date of Last Council Action (mm/yyyy)  01/2003
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2018-199012630
2019-209113127
2020-219613432
2021-229513632
2022-239613831

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
$ 9,366




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
2018-1921930
2019-2018927
2020-21191332
2021-22201232
2022-23171431
Five Year Summary9557152
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 Years04110152311910152



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)9151%$112,483$135,828$154,976
2013-14 (8 years)10147%$109,606$128,261$163,275
2016-17 (5 years)12446%$118,777$128,864$152,627
2018-19 (3 years)13652%$107,059$124,263$148,267
2020-21 (18 months)26653%$203,994$234,947$275,039



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 2017-1811084.6%$ 50,821$ 60,846$ 54,443$ 60,848
2014-15 to 2018-1911786.0%$ 52,381$ 60,846$ 55,285$ 60,848
2015-16 to 2019-2011883.7%$ 48,976$ 60,698$ 54,056$ 60,848
2016-17 to 2020-2112382.6%$ 48,976$ 59,379$ 53,355$ 60,848
2017-18 to 2021-2212382.0%$ 43,793$ 57,613$ 51,093$ 60,848
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 2017-1811084.6%$ 52,617$ 75,817$ 77,491$ 96,438
2014-15 to 2018-1911786.0%$ 56,402$ 76,833$ 79,839$ 98,630
2015-16 to 2019-2011883.7%$ 57,241$ 81,691$ 81,916$ 101,191
2016-17 to 2020-2112382.6%$ 56,633$ 87,867$ 85,181$ 117,425
2017-18 to 2021-2212382.0%$ 53,764$ 82,237$ 80,814$ 111,532


More Details on Enrollment History.


More Details on Degree Awards History.


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