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Washington and Lee University

Journalism (09.0401)
Bachelor's Degree
Enrollment, Awards, Wages, Debt, and Other Outcomes




Journalism/Mass Comm
Program Status: Active/Approved to Enroll Students and Confer Degrees
Degree Title: BA
2010 CIP Code: 090401

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

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  Before SCHEV
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2017-18252612
2018-19242414
2019-2015158
2020-2116187
2021-2221910

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
$ 3,277

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
2017-1821012
2018-1931114
2019-20268
2020-21077
2021-225510
Five Year Summary123951
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 Years110151444051



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)1609%
2011-12 (8 years)13812%
2014-15 (5 years)1338%
2016-17 (3 years)1419%
2018-19 (18 months)10711%



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 2016-173730.1%$ 14,234$ 26,868$ 23,687$ 29,904
2013-14 to 2017-183130.7%$ 6,814$ 26,910$ 23,933$ 29,904
2014-15 to 2018-192931.5%$ 14,234$ 26,910$ 27,131$ 30,500
2015-16 to 2019-203138.3%$ 11,860$ 19,500$ 25,219$ 30,500
2016-17 to 2020-212343.4%$ 7,640$ 17,561$ 21,533$ 27,811
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 2016-173830.9%$ 16,890$ 30,147$ 42,282$ 65,448
2013-14 to 2017-183231.7%$ 15,324$ 32,407$ 44,345$ 65,642
2014-15 to 2018-193032.6%$ 23,366$ 44,196$ 50,908$ 68,632
2015-16 to 2019-203239.5%$ 16,227$ 32,407$ 42,302$ 65,642
2016-17 to 2020-212445.3%$ 16,227$ 29,361$ 40,713$ 64,060


More Details on Enrollment History.


More Details on Degree Awards History.


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