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Shenandoah University

Speech Communication and Rhetoric (09.0101)
Bachelor's Degree
Enrollment, Awards, Wages, Debt, and Other Outcomes




Media and Communications
Program Status: Active/Approved to Enroll Students and Confer Degrees
Degree Title: BA
2010 CIP Code: 090101

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

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  Before SCHEV
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2016-17535015
2018-19434316
2019-2035349
2020-21272610
2021-2234159

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
$ 2,305

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
2017-186511
2018-1911516
2019-20549
2020-217310
2021-22729
Five Year Summary361955
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 Years1141055329655



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)3938%$23,193$51,453$67,605
2011-12 (8 years)3529%$31,973$49,275$67,624
2014-15 (5 years)5044%$34,279$45,640$58,546
2016-17 (3 years)5553%$30,020$40,037$48,845
2018-19 (18 months)6152%$20,162$30,717$38,622



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 2016-174074.1%$ 24,384$ 26,792$ 34,135$ 40,681
2013-14 to 2017-184171.9%$ 25,688$ 28,120$ 34,825$ 41,678
2014-15 to 2018-194474.6%$ 26,202$ 27,456$ 33,040$ 41,195
2015-16 to 2019-204171.9%$ 26,718$ 28,703$ 34,780$ 46,240
2016-17 to 2020-213966.1%$ 26,718$ 29,683$ 35,439$ 47,580
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 2016-174074.1%$ 26,203$ 43,537$ 47,513$ 64,963
2013-14 to 2017-184171.9%$ 26,724$ 47,580$ 54,818$ 75,668
2014-15 to 2018-194474.6%$ 26,758$ 52,934$ 62,454$ 93,147
2015-16 to 2019-204273.7%$ 26,792$ 60,331$ 65,845$ 95,346
2016-17 to 2020-214067.8%$ 38,270$ 62,982$ 73,088$ 105,444


More Details on Enrollment History.


More Details on Degree Awards History.


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