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Longwood University

Speech Communication and Rhetoric (09.0101)
Bachelor's Degree
Enrollment, Awards, Wages, Debt, and Other Outcomes




Communication Studies
Program Status: Active/Approved to Enroll Students and Confer Degrees
Degree Title: BA
2010 CIP Code: 090101

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

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  10/1999
Date of Last Council Action (mm/yyyy)  10/1999
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2018-1920721864
2019-2020321149
2020-2120520654
2021-2217618464
2022-2315716652

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
4.19121$ 2,834

Average time-to-completion in years (transfer students)Average credits-to-completion (transfer students)
2.8183




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
2018-1961364
2019-2046349
2020-2152254
2021-2262264
2022-2348452
Five Year Summary26914283
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 Years233242831620816283



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)21756%$48,001$64,197$84,839
2013-14 (8 years)24757%$44,966$58,430$75,457
2016-17 (5 years)28461%$38,401$54,277$64,658
2018-19 (3 years)28869%$36,984$48,142$60,510
2020-21 (18 months)48467%$49,877$76,260$94,906



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 2017-1816058.0%$ 17,944$ 27,000$ 28,995$ 32,500
2014-15 to 2018-1917159.6%$ 18,750$ 27,000$ 31,015$ 34,228
2015-16 to 2019-2017362.2%$ 22,000$ 27,000$ 33,982$ 40,000
2016-17 to 2020-2117364.3%$ 22,862$ 27,000$ 34,403$ 41,036
2017-18 to 2021-2218467.6%$ 21,500$ 27,000$ 34,692$ 39,250
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 2017-1816058.0%$ 25,000$ 45,284$ 49,838$ 71,563
2014-15 to 2018-1917159.6%$ 25,000$ 47,312$ 51,625$ 72,475
2015-16 to 2019-2017362.2%$ 27,000$ 55,786$ 57,151$ 81,911
2016-17 to 2020-2117565.1%$ 27,000$ 54,775$ 57,538$ 83,637
2017-18 to 2021-2218668.4%$ 27,000$ 54,979$ 58,704$ 84,171


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