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Tidewater Community College

Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other (52.0499)
Associate's Degree - Applied
Enrollment, Awards, Wages, Debt, and Other Outcomes




Business Operations Support
Program Status: Active/Approved to Enroll Students and Confer Degrees
Degree Title: AAS
2010 CIP Code: 520499

Credit HoursProgram Offered
On-Campus:YesYes
Off-Campus:YesNo

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  Before SCHEV
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2017-1827418255
2018-1919913137
2019-2016111237
2020-211177723
2021-221187728

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
$ 1,910



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The table to the right provides the degree award history of each the last five years, disaggregated by state residency. This breakout may may help explain why a relatively low percentage of program completers may appear to be working in Virginia.



Program Graduates by Domicile
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateTotal
2017-1854155
2018-1934337
2019-2037037
2020-2122123
2021-2228028
Five Year Summary1755180
Distribution by Gender and Race/Ethnicity within Five-year Totals,


YearForeign/ InternationalAfrican Am. or Black (NH)Am. Indian/ Native Am. (NH)Asian/ Pacific Islander (NH)HispanicWhite, Caucasian Am. (NH)Multi-Race (NH)Unknown/ Unreported (NH)Total
Sum of the Last 5 Years0102241806584180

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Wages Earned in 2020

The table below shows the wage data for the select program and places it in the context of all wages at the same degree level of this institution by graduates with at least three (3) quarters of employment.






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Post-Completion Wage Outcomes
Graduation YearGrads (n)Grads w/Wages (n)25th PercentileMedian Wage75th Percentile
2009-10 (10 years)9258%$24,124$34,934$48,111
2011-12 (8 years)17559%$25,079$33,064$44,546
2014-15 (5 years)29561%$21,064$30,591$38,026
2016-17 (3 years)37265%$19,943$28,083$35,912
2018-19 (18 months)33164%$17,159$24,067$33,091



Student Debt of Graduates

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Number of Borrowers and Known Debt at Graduation
Borrowers (n)Borrowers (%)25th PercentileMedianMean75th Percentile
2012-13 to 2016-1720555.1%$ 5,445$ 12,790$ 16,378$ 23,049
2013-14 to 2017-1820154.2%$ 5,742$ 15,378$ 17,576$ 25,958
2014-15 to 2018-1917552.9%$ 5,445$ 15,474$ 18,330$ 29,541
2015-16 to 2019-2014048.4%$ 5,906$ 17,066$ 19,765$ 31,949
2016-17 to 2020-2110848.9%$ 6,928$ 18,976$ 20,049$ 31,795
Note: Student borrowing at graduation, excludes PLUS loans, in five-year rollups. Includes all known institutionally-processed borrowing occuring at all public and nonprofit institutions in Virginia. Debt accrued outside Virginia in prior postsecondary activity is not available.
Number of Borrowers and Known Debt at Graduation, Including Parent-PLUS and Grad-PLUS
Borrowers (n)Borrowers (%)25th PercentileMedianMean75th Percentile
2012-13 to 2016-1720555.1%$ 5,622$ 13,083$ 16,593$ 23,286
2013-14 to 2017-1820154.2%$ 6,092$ 15,461$ 17,723$ 25,977
2014-15 to 2018-1917552.9%$ 5,445$ 15,836$ 18,499$ 29,541
2015-16 to 2019-2014048.4%$ 5,906$ 17,066$ 19,784$ 31,949
2016-17 to 2020-2110848.9%$ 6,928$ 18,976$ 20,049$ 31,795


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