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Brightpoint Community College

Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Oth... (15.0899)
Associate's Degree - Applied
Enrollment, Awards, Wages, Debt, and Other Outcomes




Mechanical Engr. Technology
Program Status: Active/Approved to Enroll Students and Confer Degrees
Degree Title: AAS
2010 CIP Code: 150899

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

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  09/1975
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2017-18533411
2018-19624115
2019-20563110
2020-21533017
2021-2242127

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
$ 3,924




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
2017-1811011
2018-1915015
2019-2010010
2020-2116117
2021-22707
Five Year Summary59160
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 Years070360346060



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)2273%$65,936$93,914$120,336
2011-12 (8 years)4065%$50,141$77,820$103,035
2014-15 (5 years)5768%$40,270$51,950$63,599
2016-17 (3 years)5279%$36,420$46,337$60,286
2018-19 (18 months)5273%$32,912$46,606$63,409



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 2016-171630.8%$ 9,587$ 14,360$ 16,019$ 22,594
2013-14 to 2017-181734.7%$ 8,410$ 14,348$ 14,932$ 19,104
2014-15 to 2018-191630.8%$ 7,323$ 13,508$ 14,222$ 18,174
2015-16 to 2019-201528.8%$ 5,442$ 10,884$ 13,049$ 18,306
2016-17 to 2020-211625.8%$ 6,680$ 11,887$ 15,440$ 19,665
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 2016-171630.8%$ 9,587$ 14,360$ 16,113$ 23,344
2013-14 to 2017-181734.7%$ 8,410$ 14,348$ 15,020$ 19,104
2014-15 to 2018-191630.8%$ 7,323$ 13,508$ 14,316$ 18,174
2015-16 to 2019-201528.8%$ 5,442$ 10,884$ 13,149$ 18,306
2016-17 to 2020-211727.4%$ 5,442$ 11,105$ 16,219$ 22,524


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