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Ferrum College

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies (43.0104)
Bachelor's Degree
Enrollment, Awards, Wages, Debt, and Other Outcomes




Criminal Justice: Criminology
Program Status: Active/Approved to Enroll Students and Confer Degrees
Degree Title: BS
2010 CIP Code: 430104

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

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  Before SCHEV
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2016-1715514724
2018-1994936
2019-20837823
2020-2160615
2021-2248246

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
$ 2,376

Average time-to-completion in years (transfer students)Average credits-to-completion (transfer students)




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
2017-1814115
2018-19426
2019-2015823
2020-21325
2021-22516
Five Year Summary411455
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 Years0151055233155



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
Graduation YearGrads (n)Grads w/Wages (n)25th PercentileMedian Wage75th Percentile
2009-10 (10 years)7972%$37,441$50,233$58,024
2011-12 (8 years)8172%$36,244$44,445$53,865
2014-15 (5 years)11470%$36,406$46,949$54,267
2016-17 (3 years)13863%$34,118$41,213$51,681
2018-19 (18 months)10663%$28,850$35,998$42,383



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 2016-1712591.2%$ 26,868$ 34,870$ 36,493$ 45,000
2013-14 to 2017-1811989.5%$ 26,910$ 34,696$ 36,588$ 45,000
2014-15 to 2018-199488.7%$ 27,000$ 36,565$ 37,700$ 45,787
2015-16 to 2019-208888.0%$ 26,883$ 32,795$ 36,639$ 45,704
2016-17 to 2020-216386.3%$ 26,844$ 32,446$ 35,828$ 45,000
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 2016-1712591.2%$ 43,170$ 53,465$ 54,517$ 68,451
2013-14 to 2017-1811989.5%$ 43,170$ 54,401$ 54,885$ 68,636
2014-15 to 2018-199488.7%$ 44,850$ 55,797$ 57,040$ 69,814
2015-16 to 2019-208888.0%$ 45,440$ 56,742$ 59,662$ 69,922
2016-17 to 2020-216386.3%$ 48,906$ 57,058$ 62,023$ 73,860


More Details on Enrollment History.


More Details on Degree Awards History.


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