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Washington and Lee University

Political Science and Government, General (45.1001)
Bachelor's Degree
Enrollment, Awards, Wages, Debt, and Other Outcomes




Politics
Program Status: Active/Approved to Enroll Students and Confer Degrees
Degree Title: BAC
2010 CIP Code: 451001

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

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  Before SCHEV
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2017-181019861
2018-1911411155
2019-20959151
2020-2111913259
2021-221345969

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
$ 4,274

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
2017-1885361
2018-1984755
2019-2084351
2020-2155459
2021-22155469
Five Year Summary44251295
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 Years6608295122485295



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)27110%
2011-12 (8 years)2829%
2014-15 (5 years)2368%
2016-17 (3 years)2258%
2018-19 (18 months)24812%



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 2016-175938.1%$ 11,910$ 21,436$ 26,525$ 27,000
2013-14 to 2017-186842.2%$ 10,608$ 19,887$ 26,023$ 27,000
2014-15 to 2018-197544.4%$ 10,250$ 18,500$ 24,671$ 27,000
2015-16 to 2019-207946.7%$ 8,050$ 17,750$ 23,439$ 27,000
2016-17 to 2020-218751.2%$ 6,538$ 15,000$ 19,550$ 27,000
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 2016-176038.7%$ 19,634$ 38,078$ 56,322$ 78,050
2013-14 to 2017-186942.9%$ 19,366$ 39,560$ 58,031$ 80,393
2014-15 to 2018-197645.0%$ 19,333$ 45,030$ 60,953$ 84,964
2015-16 to 2019-207946.7%$ 19,300$ 44,187$ 60,359$ 88,000
2016-17 to 2020-218851.8%$ 13,645$ 44,024$ 54,900$ 76,118


More Details on Enrollment History.


More Details on Degree Awards History.


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