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 James Madison University

James Madison University - Harrisonburg, VA

800 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807

General information:(540)568-6211
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:City: Small
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:19,722(17,900 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:16 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $7,244 $7,860 $8,448 -7%
Out-of-state $19,376 $20,624 $21,738 -5%
Books and supplies $876 $900 $916 -2%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $7,386 $7,700 $8,008 -4%
Other $3,796 $3,942 $3,842 3%
Off Campus
Room and board $7,386 $7,700 $8,008 -4%
Other $4,672 $4,842 $4,785 1%
Off Campus with Family
Other $4,672 $4,842 $4,785 1%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $19,302 $20,402 $21,214 -5%
Off Campus $20,178 $21,302 $22,157 -5%
Off Campus with Family $12,792 $13,602 $14,149 -7%
Out-of-state
On Campus $31,434 $33,166 $34,504 -3%
Off Campus $32,310 $34,066 $35,447 -3%
Off Campus with Family $24,924 $26,366 $27,439 -4%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $4,642
In-state fees $3,806
Out-of-state tuition $17,422
Out-of-state fees $4,316
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan X
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $8,016
In-state fee $960
Out-of-state tuition $22,656
Out-of-state fees $1,416
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 2,378 59% --
Grant or scholarship aid 1,017 25% $7,399,467 $7,276
Federal grants 545 14% $2,419,888 $4,440
Pell grants 540 14% $2,000,127 $3,704
Other federal grants 484 12% $419,761 $867
State/local government grant or scholarships 303 8% $1,617,321 $5,338
Institutional grants or scholarships 646 16% $3,362,258 $5,205
Student loan aid 1,715 43% $10,670,115 $6,222
Federal student loans 1,690 42% $8,766,452 $5,187
Other student loans 147 4% $1,903,663 $12,950
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 5,057 29% $34,238,540 $6,771
Pell grants 2,441 14% $9,475,908 $3,882
Federal student loans 6,827 39% $42,517,630 $6,228

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $11,853 $12,095 $12,875
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $7,287 $8,161 $9,213
$30,001 - $48,000 $9,626 $9,756 $10,161
$48,001 - $75,000 $14,860 $14,171 $14,603
$75,001 - $110,000 $17,945 $18,256 $18,998
$110,001 and more $18,362 $19,059 $20,109

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 19,722
Undergraduate enrollment 17,900
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 733
Graduate enrollment 1,822
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$50

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$55

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 22,221 9,147 13,074
Percent admitted 60% 55% 64%
Percent admitted who enrolled 55% 17% 19%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 3829 96%
ACT 1323 33%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 540 640
SAT Math 550 650
SAT Writing 540 640
ACT Composite 23 27
ACT English . .
ACT Math . .
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 84 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division I-AAMenWomen
All Track Combined -108
Baseball 35-
Basketball 1422
Field Hockey -24
Football 111-
Golf 108
Lacrosse -30
Soccer 3736
Softball -22
Swimming and Diving -27
Tennis 88
Volleyball -18

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1927 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Didactic Program in Dietetics

01/01/1977 Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs

04/01/2001 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

Professional/Scientific Psychology (PSPSYD) - PsyD Doctoral programs

10/29/1996 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs

10/01/1980 - 07/01/2002Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Clinical doctoral program in Audiology

07/01/2002 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs

11/01/1980 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

04/12/1999 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

04/08/2006 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1981 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation

Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1999 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1968 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation

Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1984 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

01/01/1954 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations4143 50
Liquor law violations939888
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 383942
Liquor law violations 272639
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 452
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 001
Aggravated assault 030
Burglary 232116
Motor vehicle theft 011
Arson 010
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 432
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 161816
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate2.6%
Number in default64
Number in repayment2,425

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00372100

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Post-master's certificate Doctor's degree - professional practice Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General27---
Biotechnology0----
Category total1667---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting461---
Business Administration and Management, General418---
Business/Managerial Economics9----
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other0----
Finance, General19----
Hospitality Administration/Management, General2----
International Business/Trade/Commerce2----
Marketing/Marketing Management, General4----
Category total65479---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Speech Communication and Rhetoric8----
Category total395----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General220---
Information Science/Studies4----
Category total14220---
Education Colleges
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching-12---
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-30---
Education, General-251---
Education, Other--17--
Health Teacher Education-4---
Mathematics Teacher Education-2---
Special Education and Teaching, General-27---
Category total-32617--
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General27---
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing910---
Writing, General00---
Category total17917---
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General0----
Category total37----
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General59----
Category total103----
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing-15---
Athletic Training/Trainer0----
Audiology/Audiologist-0-3-
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling1----
Health/Health Care Administration/Management0----
Occupational Therapy/Therapist-20---
Physician Assistant-25---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse142----
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist032--0
Category total52692-30
History Colleges
History, General415---
Category total11915---
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General2----
Category total91----
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies0----
Category total237----
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General10----
Category total49----
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Science, Technology and Society026---
Systems Science and Theory18----
Category total10526---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General242---
Category total23342---
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other8----
Category total32----
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General0----
Geology/Earth Science, General0----
Physics, General0----
Category total66----
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General211-7-
Psychometrics and Quantitative Psychology----2
School Psychology-6---
Category total21317-72
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration325---
Social Work49----
Category total8825---
Social Sciences Colleges
Anthropology7----
Economics, General21----
Geography1----
International Relations and Affairs4----
Political Science and Government, General1116---
Social Sciences, General0----
Sociology3----
Category total40416---
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art History, Criticism and Conservation2----
Art/Art Studies, General53---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General2----
Music Pedagogy---6-
Music Performance, General011---
Category total24714-6-
Grand total20969617162