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Roanoke College

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
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
2017-18466424
2018-19425712
2019-20536915
2020-21476320
2021-22432416

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
$ 2,259

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



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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
2017-18111324
2018-196612
2019-206915
2020-2191120
2021-228816
Five Year Summary404787
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 Years350087272087

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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.






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Post-Completion Wage Outcomes
Graduation YearGrads (n)Grads w/Wages (n)25th PercentileMedian Wage75th Percentile
2009-10 (10 years)7525%$44,774$53,935$86,514
2011-12 (8 years)8816%$53,125$62,450$74,124
2014-15 (5 years)8227%$33,687$41,695$58,765
2016-17 (3 years)7231%$31,358$39,945$52,467
2018-19 (18 months)8226%$21,557$38,309$40,950



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 2016-174774.6%$ 22,500$ 27,000$ 34,090$ 36,500
2013-14 to 2017-185274.3%$ 25,125$ 27,000$ 40,742$ 52,000
2014-15 to 2018-195177.3%$ 26,860$ 29,063$ 43,867$ 58,890
2015-16 to 2019-205177.3%$ 27,000$ 29,500$ 43,282$ 56,000
2016-17 to 2020-214770.1%$ 25,751$ 33,000$ 44,697$ 58,890
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 2016-174774.6%$ 22,500$ 27,000$ 40,170$ 58,890
2013-14 to 2017-185274.3%$ 25,625$ 28,250$ 45,823$ 63,500
2014-15 to 2018-195177.3%$ 27,000$ 37,500$ 50,713$ 78,971
2015-16 to 2019-205177.3%$ 27,000$ 37,500$ 49,080$ 68,500
2016-17 to 2020-214770.1%$ 27,000$ 44,526$ 51,448$ 78,950


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More Details on Degree Awards History.


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