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Norfolk State University

Urban Studies/Affairs (45.1201)
Master's Degree
Enrollment, Awards, Wages, Debt, and Other Outcomes




Urban Affairs
Program Status: Active/Approved to Enroll Students and Confer Degrees
Degree Title: MA
2010 CIP Code: 451201

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

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  09/1981
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2018-1914114
2019-2012116
2020-2124195
2021-22241616
2022-2322179

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
$ 4,281




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
2018-19404
2019-20606
2020-21505
2021-2212416
2022-23819
Five Year Summary35540
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 Years134004010140



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)3168%$39,694$57,919$85,103
2013-14 (8 years)3759%$40,116$53,092$89,217
2016-17 (5 years)3355%$55,442$73,256$85,107
2018-19 (3 years)2654%$34,324$49,428$65,421
2020-21 (18 months)2767%$42,899$47,575$62,664



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 2017-182793.1%$ 35,650$ 41,000$ 40,953$ 50,695
2014-15 to 2018-192388.5%$ 39,637$ 41,000$ 44,353$ 50,695
2015-16 to 2019-202284.6%$ 40,782$ 41,000$ 46,724$ 51,032
2016-17 to 2020-212281.5%$ 39,637$ 41,000$ 46,602$ 51,032
2017-18 to 2021-222980.6%$ 32,710$ 41,000$ 41,232$ 48,688
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 2017-182793.1%$ 35,650$ 41,000$ 41,590$ 50,695
2014-15 to 2018-192388.5%$ 39,637$ 41,000$ 45,101$ 50,695
2015-16 to 2019-202284.6%$ 40,782$ 41,000$ 47,506$ 51,032
2016-17 to 2020-212281.5%$ 39,637$ 41,000$ 47,384$ 51,032
2017-18 to 2021-222980.6%$ 37,734$ 41,000$ 41,889$ 48,688


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More Details on Degree Awards History.


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