JMU Overview


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Located in Harrisonburg, Virginia, James Madison University is a large four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.

In the most recent statistical year 21,439 prospective students applied, and 15,559 were granted admission. Of those admitted 4,408 enrolled in the school. 19,546 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,681 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2015/2016, excluding room and board, is $5,724 plus fees of $4,294.

JMU is ranked 260 nationally in the tonbori.info 2016 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Graduation Rate

A college's graduation rate is a strong indication of its effectiveness and your potential to find success at a school. The following statistics measure the percentage of first-time, full-time students who earned a bachelor degree within four, five or six years from James Madison University. For comparison, approximately 58% of starting students nationally earn a bachelor's degree within six years. James Madison University is more effective than average at successfully graduating students.

4 Years

65% Received a Bachelor Degree in 4 years

5 Years

80% Received a Bachelor Degree in 5 years

6 Years

81% Received a Bachelor Degree in 6 years

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=232423 IPEDS survey data for James Madison University.

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