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Virginia Tech

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




Communication
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:YesYes

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  09/1975
Program authorized for distance learning
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2017-18704726192
2018-19683735227
2019-20757820178
2020-21838864261
2021-22783389219

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
$ 3,022

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
2017-1815735192
2018-1917552227
2019-2014731178
2020-2120457261
2021-2217544219
Five Year Summary8582191,077
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 Years5694591,07764804211,077

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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)1,00934%$45,245$63,242$95,705
2011-12 (8 years)1,10134%$45,663$62,800$90,521
2014-15 (5 years)1,10438%$43,049$54,330$71,574
2016-17 (3 years)1,03541%$36,794$50,052$61,241
2018-19 (18 months)1,02444%$24,470$38,141$48,646



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 2016-1751951.7%$ 16,750$ 26,180$ 26,860$ 30,750
2013-14 to 2017-1849952.1%$ 15,447$ 26,000$ 27,000$ 31,000
2014-15 to 2018-1952352.6%$ 15,500$ 26,000$ 28,169$ 31,376
2015-16 to 2019-2050951.9%$ 15,500$ 25,972$ 28,689$ 31,151
2016-17 to 2020-2154353.4%$ 16,500$ 26,000$ 29,001$ 31,400
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 2016-1752252.0%$ 18,750$ 27,000$ 36,464$ 45,188
2013-14 to 2017-1850352.6%$ 18,000$ 27,000$ 37,885$ 48,322
2014-15 to 2018-1952753.0%$ 18,309$ 27,437$ 39,949$ 53,298
2015-16 to 2019-2051352.3%$ 18,750$ 27,150$ 41,675$ 57,837
2016-17 to 2020-2154653.7%$ 19,000$ 28,150$ 42,729$ 60,502


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