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Central Virginia Community College

Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist (51.0908)
Associate's Degree - Applied
Enrollment, Awards, Wages, Debt, and Other Outcomes




Respiratory Care Therapy
Program Status: Active/Approved to Enroll Students and Confer Degrees
Degree Title: AAS
2010 CIP Code: 510908

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

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  08/2000
Program authorized for distance learning
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2017-18201813
2018-1915129
2019-2017124
2020-2121186
2021-2223712

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
$ 4,115



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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
2017-1813013
2018-19909
2019-20404
2020-21606
2021-2211112
Five Year Summary43144
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 Years1120244227044

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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)5068%$34,716$47,172$60,489
2011-12 (8 years)5768%$27,366$39,792$52,284
2014-15 (5 years)5066%$32,168$49,277$58,410
2016-17 (3 years)5575%$31,434$48,746$56,330
2018-19 (18 months)5791%$43,263$48,087$52,298



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 2016-172341.8%$ 5,500$ 12,969$ 18,259$ 26,595
2013-14 to 2017-182647.3%$ 6,681$ 13,761$ 18,458$ 25,000
2014-15 to 2018-192849.1%$ 8,337$ 16,164$ 20,292$ 26,885
2015-16 to 2019-202344.2%$ 7,173$ 16,328$ 19,773$ 28,769
2016-17 to 2020-211943.2%$ 8,414$ 16,328$ 17,792$ 24,624
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 2016-172341.8%$ 6,681$ 13,359$ 22,498$ 31,553
2013-14 to 2017-182647.3%$ 6,928$ 14,382$ 22,787$ 33,372
2014-15 to 2018-192849.1%$ 9,863$ 16,539$ 25,296$ 33,408
2015-16 to 2019-202344.2%$ 10,225$ 16,750$ 24,691$ 33,372
2016-17 to 2020-211943.2%$ 8,414$ 24,624$ 25,522$ 33,372


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