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Bluefield University

Biomedical Sciences, General (26.0102)
Master's Degree
Enrollment, Awards, Wages, Debt, and Other Outcomes




Biomedical Sciences
Program Status: Active/Approved to Enroll Students and Confer Degrees
Degree Title: MA
2010 CIP Code: 

Credit HoursProgram Offered
On-Campus:
Off-Campus:NoYes

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  Before SCHEV
Date of Last Council Action (mm/yyyy)  
Date Program Placed on Probation:  
Date Program Closed:  
BCHE - Before Council of Higher Education
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2018-19125151108
2019-20122147107
2020-21102103106
2021-2211422983
2022-23133293103

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
$ 2,635




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
2018-194662108
2019-204562107
2020-213274106
2021-22265783
2022-233568103
Five Year Summary184323507
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 Years045111150731164146507



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)NaN
2016-17 (5 years)NaN
2018-19 (3 years)1082%
2020-21 (18 months)5367%



Student Debt of Graduates
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Number of Borrowers and Known Debt at Graduation
Borrowers (n)Borrowers (%)25th PercentileMedianMean75th Percentile
2014-15 to 2018-198982.4%$ 20,282$ 20,282$ 19,696$ 20,282
2015-16 to 2019-2017380.5%$ 20,282$ 20,282$ 19,980$ 20,284
2016-17 to 2020-2125378.8%$ 20,282$ 20,284$ 20,400$ 20,284
2017-18 to 2021-2231177.0%$ 20,282$ 20,284$ 20,303$ 20,284
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
2014-15 to 2018-198982.4%$ 27,464$ 45,214$ 36,247$ 45,214
2015-16 to 2019-2017380.5%$ 27,466$ 41,160$ 36,654$ 45,214
2016-17 to 2020-2125378.8%$ 27,464$ 39,438$ 36,821$ 46,482
2017-18 to 2021-2231177.0%$ 27,464$ 39,918$ 37,007$ 47,098


More Details on Enrollment History.


More Details on Degree Awards History.


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