JMU Student Population

Total 21,751 students are enrolled in James Madison University (19,923 undergraduate and 1,828 graduate). Among them, 545 students are enrolled in online degree/certificate programs. 1,432 faculties are working for James Madison University and student to faculty ratio is 15.19 to 1.

  • Total Student Population: 21,751
  • Undergraduate: 19,923
  • Graduate: 1,828
  • Online Students: 545

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Population By Gender/Attending Status

For academic year 2019-2020, total 21,751 students enrolled into James Madison University. 19,923 enrolled in undergraduate programs and 1,828 students enrolled in graduate programs. By attending status. there are 19,914 full-time and 1,837 part-time students. By gender, 8,895 male and 12,856 female students are attending at James Madison University. Next table summarizes the student population by gender and attending status for James Madison University.
Student Population By Gender
James Madison University
TotalMaleFemale
Total21,7518,89512,856
Undergraduate19,9238,34711,576
Graduate1,8285481,280
Student Population By Attending Status
James Madison University
TotalFull-timePart-time
Total21,75119,9141,837
Undergraduate19,92318,8811,042
Graduate1,8281,033795

Population by Race/Ethnicity

Next tables summarize the students population by race/ethnicity at James Madison University.
There are 16,296 White (74.92%), 1,053 Black/African American (4.84%), 1,419 Hispanic (6.52%), 947 Asian (4.35%), and 2,036 students with other races.
Student Population By Race/ethnicity at James Madison University
TotalMaleFemale
Total21,7518,89512,856
American Indian/Native American241212
Asian947405542
Black/African American1,053427626
Hispanic1,419589830
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander22139
White16,2966,5519,745
Two More964437527
Un-Known542204338
Undergraduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity at James Madison University
TotalMaleFemale
Total19,9238,34711,576
American Indian/Native American231211
Asian898389509
Black/African American950389561
Hispanic1,342564778
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander22139
White14,8886,1508,738
Two More918418500
Un-Known445180265
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity at James Madison University
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,8285481,280
American Indian/Native American101
Asian491633
Black/African American1033865
Hispanic772552
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander000
White1,4084011,007
Two More461927
Un-Known972473

Online Student Population

James Madison University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. 545 students (2.51% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 1,087 students (5.00% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. Next table summarizes the online student population for James Madison University.
Distance Learning Student Population at James Madison University
TotalEnrolled ExclusivelyEnrolled Some CoursesNot In Online Courses
Total21,7515451,08720,119
Undergraduate19,92323591518,773
Graduate1,8283101721,346

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