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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
2018-19425712
2019-20536915
2020-21476320
2021-22435216
2022-23344312

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
3.93139$ 2,441

Average time-to-completion in years (transfer students)Average credits-to-completion (transfer students)
4.1482




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
2018-196612
2019-206915
2020-2191120
2021-228816
2022-237512
Five Year Summary363975
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 Years350175260075



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)8820%$60,877$77,832$98,273
2013-14 (8 years)8620%$55,746$69,385$92,980
2016-17 (5 years)7238%$41,000$48,166$62,637
2018-19 (3 years)8226%$39,186$47,563$62,374
2020-21 (18 months)15027%$34,944$76,072$90,339



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 2017-185274.3%$ 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
2017-18 to 2021-225071.4%$ 21,750$ 28,250$ 41,070$ 53,517
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 2017-185274.3%$ 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
2017-18 to 2021-225071.4%$ 25,751$ 33,242$ 45,126$ 57,750


More Details on Enrollment History.


More Details on Degree Awards History.


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