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Facts and Figures 1996-97


 

HISTORY

1908 Established by the Virginia General Assembly as the State Normal and Industrial School for Women at Harrisonburg.

1914 Name changed to The State Normal School for Women at Harrisonburg.

1924 Name changed to the State Teachers College at Harrisonburg.

1938 Name changed to Madison College in honor of the fourth President of the United States.

1966 By action of the Virginia General Assembly, became a coeducational institution.

1977 Name changed to James Madison University.

CAMPUS SIZE

472 acres, including 31 acres at the University Farm.

ACADEMIC
DIVISIONS

College of Arts and Letters

College of Business

College of Education and Psychology

College of Science and Mathematics

College of Integrated Science and Technology

Graduate School

Continuing Education and External Programs

BUILDINGS

Educational & General (Academic/Administrative)

49

Auxiliary (Campus Center, Recreation, Dining, Cultural, etc.)

11

Student Housing

34

Total

94

BUILDINGS UNDER CONSTRUCTION

CISAT Academic Building

$15.3 million

Facilities Management Building

$7.9 million

CONVOCATION
CENTER

A 7,600 seat, $10.8 million sports and entertainment arena designed for basketball, concerts, and other sports and entertainment events.

ATHLETIC
PROGRAM

More than 500 student athletes compete in 13 men's and 14 women's sports, including archery, baseball, basketball, cheerleading, fencing, field hockey, football, golf, gymnastics, lacrosse, soccer, swimming/diving, tennis, track/cross-country, volleyball, and wrestling

STUDENT
ENROLLMENT
FALL 1996

Undergraduate

11,643

Graduate

759

Special

561

Total Enrollment

12,963

Full-Time

11,737

Part-Time

1,226

Male

44%

Female

56%

In-State

70%

Out-of-State

30%

Minority

11%

African American

5%

Resident Population

5,519

Percent of Full-Time Undergraduates

49%

ENTERING
CLASS 1996

Number Enrolled

3,258

Mean SAT Score

1,172

DEGREES
CONFERRED 1995-96

Undergraduate

2,302

Graduate

364

FACULTY &
STAFF FALL 1996

Full-Time Faculty, Adm. & Classified Staff

1,608

Full-Time Classified Staff

863

Full-Time Instructional Faculty

559

Part-Time Instructional Faculty

207

Average Faculty Salary

$49,979

Percent Full-Time Tenured Faculty

67%

Percent Full-Time Female Faculty

34%

TUITION &
FEES 1996-97

In-State

$4,104

Out-of-State

$8,580

ROOM & BOARD
(per year)

Room and Board

$4,666

SCHOLARSHIPS &
GRANTS 1996-97

Students Receiving Aid

59% of undergraduate

Range of Annual Awards

$250-13,246

Total

$8,866,445

LOANS 1996-97

Students Receiving Aid

43% of undergraduate

Range of Annual Awards

$300-15,316

Total

$23,496,381

TOTAL OPERATING
BUDGET 1996-97

Educational & General, Auxiliary Enterprises

$146,693,735

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