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Ferrum College

Social Work (44.0701)
Bachelor's Degree
Enrollment, Awards, Wages, Debt, and Other Outcomes




Social Work
Program Status: Active/Approved to Enroll Students and Confer Degrees
Degree Title: BSW
2010 CIP Code: 440701

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

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  Before SCHEV
Date of Last Council Action (mm/yyyy)  07/1975
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2017-18383910
2018-19383710
2019-20262810
2020-2120196
2021-2220107

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)



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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
2017-189110
2018-198210
2019-209110
2020-21426
2021-22617
Five Year Summary36743
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 Years0190043021143

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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)3664%$36,807$42,851$53,668
2011-12 (8 years)5366%$38,907$45,536$50,879
2014-15 (5 years)6574%$31,868$38,944$46,114
2016-17 (3 years)5476%$30,828$36,664$40,711
2018-19 (18 months)5782%$22,883$29,500$34,230



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 2016-174890.6%$ 26,910$ 40,637$ 37,467$ 44,906
2013-14 to 2017-185090.9%$ 26,213$ 38,380$ 35,984$ 44,906
2014-15 to 2018-195089.3%$ 26,213$ 34,223$ 34,880$ 44,868
2015-16 to 2019-204289.4%$ 26,181$ 30,407$ 33,357$ 44,868
2016-17 to 2020-213890.5%$ 26,213$ 29,797$ 31,891$ 42,868
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 2016-174890.6%$ 44,778$ 49,170$ 51,876$ 62,563
2013-14 to 2017-185090.9%$ 44,778$ 50,316$ 54,144$ 65,833
2014-15 to 2018-195089.3%$ 43,850$ 50,453$ 55,084$ 72,465
2015-16 to 2019-204289.4%$ 44,868$ 57,766$ 59,232$ 73,422
2016-17 to 2020-213890.5%$ 44,702$ 57,898$ 59,859$ 80,928


More Details on Enrollment History.


More Details on Degree Awards History.


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