James Madison University

Acceptance Rate 80 %
SAT Average 1,200
Tuition & Fees $29,564
Student Population 21,594
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $8,202

Academic Overview

James Madison University Campus, Harrisonburg, VA
James Madison University is a public, 4 or more years institute located in Harrisonburg, Virginia. It is a Master's College and University (larger programs) by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2022 tuition & fees are $12,638 for Virginia residents and $29,564 for out-of-state students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 21,594 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 80% and the graduation rate is 82% last year.
The salary after graduation from James Madison University varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $63,300. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2022 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2021-2022, tuition and fees of James Madison University are $12,638 for Virginia residents and $29,564 for non-residents. For graduate schools, its 2022 tuition and fees are $12,514 for in-state students and $29,746 for out-of-state students.
James Madison University 2022 Tuition & Fees
Virginia ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2022 key academic statistics at JMU. The acceptance rate of JMU is 80% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 25%. The average graduation rate is 82% and no students have transferred out from the school. The average received amount of financial aid is $8,202 and 35% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 21,594 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for James Madison University is 80 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for James Madison University is 82 %
Graduation Rate
Retention Rate for James Madison University is 90 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for James Madison University is 21,594
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for James Madison University is 16 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
16 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $8,202 at James Madison University.
Financial Aid Amount

Offered Degrees

JMU offers 92 major programs through online and on-site education where 9 programs are available through distance learning. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Less than one year certificate10
Bachelor's Degree482
Post Bachelor's Degree74
Master's Degree273
Post Master's Degree10
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship40
Doctor's degree - professional practice40

Special Learning Opportunities

James Madison University offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The school provides ROTC, teacher certification and study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate , Graduate
ROTCArmy, Air Force
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:6,338)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $5,292)

Veterans Benefits

James Madison University has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges