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Roanoke College

Communication, General (09.0100)
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: XXXXXX

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

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  08/2011
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2017-18708940
2018-19648728
2019-20647828
2020-21598022
2021-22593133

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
$ 3,203

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
2017-18142640
2018-19171128
2019-20121628
2020-2181422
2021-22151833
Five Year Summary6685151
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 Years481315181230151



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)NaN
2011-12 (8 years)580%
2014-15 (5 years)9331%$34,946$48,250$57,127
2016-17 (3 years)15031%$31,281$39,767$48,202
2018-19 (18 months)16531%$24,196$36,872$42,957



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 2016-1710170.6%$ 26,138$ 27,000$ 37,260$ 44,000
2013-14 to 2017-1811872.4%$ 26,688$ 28,000$ 38,409$ 48,000
2014-15 to 2018-1911272.3%$ 24,125$ 27,000$ 38,947$ 49,781
2015-16 to 2019-2010571.4%$ 23,250$ 28,500$ 40,203$ 48,000
2016-17 to 2020-2110272.9%$ 23,000$ 28,500$ 39,489$ 48,000
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 2016-1710170.6%$ 27,000$ 34,456$ 49,222$ 65,600
2013-14 to 2017-1811872.4%$ 27,000$ 38,035$ 48,473$ 68,411
2014-15 to 2018-1911272.3%$ 27,000$ 40,000$ 48,582$ 65,350
2015-16 to 2019-2010571.4%$ 27,000$ 39,497$ 48,463$ 73,262
2016-17 to 2020-2110272.9%$ 26,000$ 39,749$ 47,027$ 63,514


More Details on Enrollment History.


More Details on Degree Awards History.


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