Loan Default Rates & Consumer Information

Annual Reporting Measure Eight

Student loan default rates and other consumer information (initial & advanced levels)

W&M master's and doctoral degree recipients  FY 2017 FY 2016 FY 2015
Default rate 1 1.4 1.3
No. in default 11 16 16
No. in repay 1,063 1,072 1,186
Enrollment figures 9,735 9,531 9,478
Percentage calculation 10.9 11.2 12.5

There have been no student loan defaults in the most recent federal report from 2017 for the School of Education as a whole.  The reporting by the federal government regarding student loan default is done on a per school, not a per program basis.

Additional information regarding student loan amounts can be found at the US Department of Education College Scorecard. This website also provides information on median salaries and median student debt load.

Below is a chart detailing the median wages and known employment figures for alumni of initial and advanced licensure programs.  These data are provided by SCHEV, the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia.  These data represent a rolling average of graduates from 2012-2013 academic year to the 2016-2017 academic year.

See further information on how these data were collected, and limits to the available data.

Program Degree Graduates Full Time Wages Enrolled at higher level Part-time wages No information Median Wages
Counseling Master's Degree 142 65% 4% 17% 41% $37,279
Curriculum & Instruction (Initial Teacher Licensure) Master's Degree 374 70% 5% 13% 39% $46,763
Educational Leadership and Administration, General (K12 Administration) Master's Degree 131 63% 6% 18% 35% $50,883
Educational Psychology (School Psychology) Post-Master's Certificate 48 54% 2% 29% 33% $53,810

 The William & Mary School of Education has been named the 59th best graduate school of education by the U.S. News & World Report in their 2022 Best Graduate Schools.

Applications for the 2020-2021 academic year for the School of Education (all programs combined)

  • Applied: 706
  • Admitted: 493
  • Yield: 331

Students matriculating during the 2020-2021 academic year (all programs combined)

Mean Age and Gender:

  • Age: 32
  • Male: 21% Female: 79%

Multicultural Student Profile

  • African American: 8%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Hispanic: 8%
  • American Indian/Native Alaskan: <1%
  • Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander: <1%
  • Multi-Ethnic (Non-Hispanic): 3%

Programs

  • Pursuing Doctorate programs: 9%
  • Pursuing Master's degree programs: 78%
  • Pursuing Educational Specialist program: 4%

GPA

  • Mean Undergraduate GPA: 3.4
  • Mean Graduate GPA: 3.8

Test Scores

  • Mean GRE-Verbal: 68th percentile
  • Mean GRE-Quantitative: 37th percentile
  • Mean MAT: 66th percentile