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Blue Ridge Community College

Biological and Physical Sciences (30.0101)
Associate's Degree - Transfer
Enrollment, Awards, Wages, Debt, and Other Outcomes




General Science
Program Status: Active/Approved to Enroll Students and Confer Degrees
Degree Title: AS
2010 CIP Code: 300101

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

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  05/2009
Date of Last Council Action (mm/yyyy)  05/2009
Date Program Placed on Probation:  BCHE
Date Program Closed:  
BCHE - Before Council of Higher Education
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2018-1927421040
2019-2025518840
2020-2121014428
2021-2218213027
2022-2324818524

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
3.4669$ 2,060




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
2018-1940040
2019-2040040
2020-2128028
2021-2227027
2022-2323124
Five Year Summary1581159
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 Years4106159211203159



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.





Post-Completion Wage Outcomes, Earnings in 2022
Graduation YearGrads (n)Grads w/Wages (n)25th PercentileMedian Wage75th Percentile
2011-12 (10 years)NaN
2013-14 (8 years)6362%$43,246$63,534$104,554
2016-17 (5 years)15660%$36,061$60,248$81,132
2018-19 (3 years)17861%$22,553$37,728$58,059
2020-21 (18 months)32659%$18,433$34,905$57,641



Student Debt of Graduates
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Number of Borrowers and Known Debt at Graduation
Borrowers (n)Borrowers (%)25th PercentileMedianMean75th Percentile
2013-14 to 2017-186135.9%$ 5,444$ 8,911$ 12,565$ 17,320
2014-15 to 2018-196335.4%$ 4,950$ 8,414$ 11,872$ 17,082
2015-16 to 2019-205831.9%$ 5,444$ 8,529$ 12,193$ 17,082
2016-17 to 2020-215128.8%$ 4,452$ 8,560$ 11,732$ 17,082
2017-18 to 2021-224325.6%$ 3,464$ 7,922$ 11,702$ 18,528
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
2013-14 to 2017-186135.9%$ 5,500$ 9,123$ 14,793$ 18,345
2014-15 to 2018-196335.4%$ 5,442$ 8,560$ 13,502$ 17,094
2015-16 to 2019-205932.4%$ 5,444$ 9,123$ 13,150$ 17,094
2016-17 to 2020-215229.4%$ 4,476$ 10,386$ 12,719$ 17,207
2017-18 to 2021-224426.2%$ 4,971$ 10,224$ 12,898$ 18,665


More Details on Enrollment History.


More Details on Degree Awards History.


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