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Shenandoah 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
2010 CIP Code: 440401

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

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  05/2015
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2018-1912135
2019-2021184
2020-2118183
2021-22182010
2022-2314143

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
3.7498$ 1,461

Average time-to-completion in years (transfer students)Average credits-to-completion (transfer students)
2.9281




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
2018-19325
2019-20134
2020-21123
2021-226410
2022-23213
Five Year Summary131225
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 Years410025315125



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)NaN
2013-14 (8 years)NaN
2016-17 (5 years)3345%$41,203$58,555$84,985
2018-19 (3 years)3342%$40,359$49,166$63,077
2020-21 (18 months)4536%



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 2017-181280.0%$ 22,822$ 27,782$ 36,486$ 42,738
2014-15 to 2018-191164.7%$ 16,819$ 25,764$ 25,387$ 30,782
2017-18 to 2021-22
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 2017-181280.0%$ 28,703$ 52,716$ 57,157$ 66,366
2014-15 to 2018-191164.7%$ 24,368$ 45,152$ 52,785$ 66,754
2017-18 to 2021-22


More Details on Enrollment History.


More Details on Degree Awards History.


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