James Madison University

Facts and Figures 1997-98


 

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
General Education
Graduate School
Continuing Education and External Programs
BUILDINGS Educational & General (Academic/Administrative)

48

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

11

Student Housing

34

Total

93

BUILDINGS UNDER CONSTRUCTION CISAT Student Services Building

$7.8 million

CISAT Residence Hall

$11.8 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 1997
Undergraduate

12,551

Graduate

743

Special

420

Total Enrollment

13,714

Full-Time

12,607

Part-Time

1,107

Male

44%

Female

56%

In-State

69%

Out-of-State

31%

Minority

11%

African American

5%

Resident Population

5,612

Percent of Full-Time Undergraduates

46%

ENTERING
CLASS 1997
Number Enrolled

3,062

Mean SAT Score

1,174

DEGREES
CONFERRED 1996-97
Undergraduate

2,196

Graduate

375

FACULTY &
STAFF FALL 1997
Full-Time Faculty, Adm. & Classified Staff

1,743

Full-Time Classified Staff

954

Full-Time Instructional Faculty

581

Part-Time Instructional Faculty

209

Average Faculty Salary

$52,519

Percent Full-Time Tenured Faculty

62%

Percent Full-Time Female Faculty

35%

TUITION &
FEES 1997-98
In-State

$4,148

Out-of-State

$8,816

ROOM & BOARD
(per year)
Room and Board

$4,846

SCHOLARSHIPS &
GRANTS 1997-98
Students Receiving Aid

45% of undergraduate

Range of Annual Awards

$250-13,810

Total

$10,111,820

LOANS 1997-98 Students Receiving Aid

45% of undergraduate

Range of Annual Awards

$300-15,982

Total

$25,306,415

TOTAL OPERATING
BUDGET 1997-98
Educational & General, Auxiliary Enterprises

$162,735,583

 

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