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Virginia Wesleyan University

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:YesNo

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  Before SCHEV
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2017-18606917
2018-19495412
2019-20394317
2020-21403914
2021-2227134

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
$ 2,356

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
2017-1815217
2018-197512
2019-2017017
2020-219514
2021-22314
Five Year Summary511364
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 Years0190264436064



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)11344%$34,207$48,656$62,246
2011-12 (8 years)12047%$32,559$45,030$70,426
2014-15 (5 years)9945%$27,973$40,959$48,185
2016-17 (3 years)8650%$22,418$34,960$43,389
2018-19 (18 months)8651%$18,201$30,441$38,455



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 2016-175674.7%$ 27,000$ 35,657$ 41,159$ 50,583
2013-14 to 2017-185673.7%$ 27,000$ 33,003$ 40,446$ 49,583
2014-15 to 2018-195575.3%$ 27,000$ 34,005$ 40,100$ 47,834
2015-16 to 2019-205878.4%$ 27,000$ 31,000$ 39,006$ 47,834
2016-17 to 2020-215786.4%$ 27,000$ 28,750$ 34,272$ 43,295
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 2016-175674.7%$ 33,253$ 52,000$ 56,735$ 69,401
2013-14 to 2017-185673.7%$ 29,414$ 51,500$ 54,433$ 69,401
2014-15 to 2018-195575.3%$ 30,974$ 51,000$ 54,331$ 68,328
2015-16 to 2019-205878.4%$ 28,750$ 49,000$ 54,159$ 68,328
2016-17 to 2020-215786.4%$ 34,190$ 49,000$ 53,503$ 68,328


More Details on Enrollment History.


More Details on Degree Awards History.


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