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Old Dominion University

Political Science and Government, General (45.1001)
Bachelor's Degree
Enrollment, Awards, Wages, Debt, and Other Outcomes




Political Science
Program Status: Active/Approved to Enroll Students and Confer Degrees
Degree Title: BA/BS
2010 CIP Code: 451001

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

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  Before SCHEV
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2017-1820319646
2018-1915515953
2019-2017116660
2020-2116716344
2021-2216314554

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
$ 2,811

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




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
2017-1841546
2018-1948553
2019-2051960
2020-2140444
2021-22441054
Five Year Summary22433257
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 Years862362572213314257



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
Graduation YearGrads (n)Grads w/Wages (n)25th PercentileMedian Wage75th Percentile
2009-10 (10 years)26538%$42,176$53,330$75,303
2011-12 (8 years)30138%$37,221$49,263$66,419
2014-15 (5 years)38547%$32,063$47,310$66,903
2016-17 (3 years)37150%$27,747$40,611$53,614
2018-19 (18 months)29949%$18,791$32,943$45,113



Student Debt of Graduates
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Number of Borrowers and Known Debt at Graduation
Borrowers (n)Borrowers (%)25th PercentileMedianMean75th Percentile
2012-13 to 2016-1725472.4%$ 18,000$ 27,000$ 28,989$ 37,355
2013-14 to 2017-1822672.9%$ 17,288$ 27,000$ 28,600$ 37,811
2014-15 to 2018-1920271.6%$ 16,750$ 25,210$ 28,158$ 37,500
2015-16 to 2019-2019973.7%$ 15,687$ 24,031$ 27,709$ 36,625
2016-17 to 2020-2118574.6%$ 15,750$ 23,797$ 26,915$ 34,370
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
2012-13 to 2016-1725472.4%$ 18,500$ 30,951$ 33,311$ 42,946
2013-14 to 2017-1822672.9%$ 18,000$ 31,000$ 32,289$ 42,946
2014-15 to 2018-1920271.6%$ 17,291$ 29,475$ 32,607$ 43,750
2015-16 to 2019-2019973.7%$ 16,750$ 28,000$ 33,287$ 45,539
2016-17 to 2020-2118574.6%$ 17,000$ 27,800$ 33,438$ 46,188


More Details on Enrollment History.


More Details on Degree Awards History.


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