Graduates earn 5,293 degrees, certificates from James Madison University


About 18.4 percent of the 5,293 degrees and certificates handed out by James Madison University in 2017-18 were to students in health professions and related programs, making them the most popular programs that year, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

The agency's National Center for Education Statistics shows the public institution in Harrisonburg conferred 838 bachelor's degrees and 123 master's degrees in health professions and related programs.

But the single most popular program was for a bachelor's degree in community health services/liaison/counseling. Data shows the school gave out 446 bachelor's degrees in community health services/liaison/counseling, followed by 371 bachelor's degrees in speech communication and rhetoric and 295 master's degrees in general education.

The university enrolled 21,836 students for 2017-18, including 19,975 in undergraduate programs and 1,861 in graduate programs.

Degrees awarded for 2017-18
Program
Bachelor's degrees awarded
Graduate and professional degrees awarded
Certificates awarded
Total degrees and certificates awarded
Percent of total
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
446
-
-
446
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
240
-
-
240
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
61
42
-
103
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
75
-
-
75
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
-
32
-
32
Physician Assistant
-
29
-
29
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
-
20
-
20
Athletic Training/Trainer
16
-
-
16
Nursing Practice
-
8
-
8
Audiology/Audiologist
-
6
-
6
Health Professions and Related Programs total
838
137
-
975
18.4
Accounting
143
114
-
257
Business Administration and Management, General
128
38
-
166
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
157
-
-
157
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
154
-
-
154
Finance, General
151
-
-
151
International Business/Trade/Commerce
24
-
-
24
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
13
-
-
13
Business/Managerial Economics
11
-
-
11
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services total
781
152
-
933
17.6
Education, General
-
295
-
295
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
-
28
-
28
Special Education and Teaching, General
-
25
-
25
Education, Other
-
-
17
17
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
-
10
-
10
Educational/Instructional Technology
-
-
5
5
Educational Assessment, Testing, and Measurement
-
-
2
2
Mathematics Teacher Education
-
2
-
2
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism
-
-
2
2
Health Teacher Education
-
2
-
2
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
-
-
1
1
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
-
-
1
1
Education total
-
362
28
390
7.4
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
371
11
-
382
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs total
371
11
-
382
7.2
International Relations and Affairs
90
-
-
90
Political Science and Government, General
75
10
-
85
Geography
56
-
-
56
Economics, General
47
-
-
47
Sociology
38
-
-
38
Anthropology
28
-
-
28
Social Sciences total
334
10
-
344
6.5
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
129
16
-
145
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
105
18
-
123
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies total
234
34
-
268
5.1
Psychology, General
230
16
-
246
School Psychology
-
9
-
9
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology, Other
-
3
-
3
Psychometrics and Quantitative Psychology
-
3
-
3
Psychology total
230
31
-
261
4.9
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
250
-
-
250
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities total
250
-
-
250
4.7
Information Science/Studies
133
-
-
133
Computer and Information Sciences, General
96
5
-
101
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services total
229
5
-
234
4.4
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
190
6
-
196
Biotechnology
24
-
-
24
Biological And Biomedical Sciences total
214
6
-
220
4.2
Art/Art Studies, General
86
3
-
89
Music Performance, General
55
6
-
61
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
45
-
-
45
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
7
-
-
7
Music Pedagogy
-
3
-
3
Visual and Performing Arts total
193
12
-
205
3.9
Science, Technology and Society
74
15
-
89
Systems Science and Theory
46
-
-
46
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
-
7
-
7
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies total
120
22
-
142
2.7
Public Administration
53
22
-
75
Social Work
63
-
-
63
Public Administration and Social Service Professions total
116
22
-
138
2.6
English Language and Literature, General
65
2
-
67
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
54
-
-
54
English Language and Literature/Letters total
119
2
-
121
2.3
History, General
73
9
-
82
History total
73
9
-
82
1.6
Geology/Earth Science, General
28
-
-
28
Chemistry, General
27
-
-
27
Physics, General
17
-
-
17
Physical Sciences total
72
-
-
72
1.4
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General
69
-
-
69
Legal Professions and Studies total
69
-
-
69
1.3
Engineering, General
67
-
-
67
Engineering total
67
-
-
67
1.3
Mathematics, General
60
-
-
60
Mathematics and Statistics total
60
-
-
60
1.1
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
35
-
-
35
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics total
35
-
-
35
0.7
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
27
-
-
27
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences total
27
-
-
27
0.5
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
18
-
-
18
Philosophy and Religious Studies total
18
-
-
18
0.3

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