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James Madison University

Music Pedagogy (50.0912)
Doctor's Degree
Enrollment, Awards, Wages, Debt, and Other Outcomes




Music Performance, Pedagogy & Literature
Program Status: Active/Approved to Enroll Students and Confer Degrees
Degree Title: DMA
2010 CIP Code: 500912

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

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  08/2007
Date of Last Council Action (mm/yyyy)  09/2006
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2018-1935256
2019-2038246
2020-2135243
2021-2239249
2022-2346275

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
$ 2,860




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
2018-19246
2019-20156
2020-21123
2021-22279
2022-23055
Five Year Summary62329
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 Years800229215229



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)NaN
2013-14 (8 years)2025%
2016-17 (5 years)3333%$13,606$44,806$65,279
2018-19 (3 years)3225%
2020-21 (18 months)4937%$37,008$44,222$62,238



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 2017-181136.7%$ 28,856$ 42,844$ 46,369$ 57,632
2014-15 to 2018-19
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 2017-181136.7%$ 35,252$ 42,844$ 50,739$ 67,860
2014-15 to 2018-19
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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