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Liberty University

Biology/Biological Sciences, General (26.0101)
Bachelor's Degree
Enrollment, Awards, Wages, Debt, and Other Outcomes




Biology, General
Program Status: Active/Approved to Enroll Students and Confer Degrees
Degree Title: BS
2010 CIP Code: 260101

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

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  Before SCHEV
Program authorized for distance learning
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2018-19101938
2019-20978514
2020-2166619
2021-2282727
2022-23706611

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
5.00133$ 2,283

Average time-to-completion in years (transfer students)Average credits-to-completion (transfer students)
3.30104




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
2018-19358
2019-2041014
2020-21279
2021-22347
2022-234711
Five Year Summary163349
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 Years200149333849



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)25417%$47,947$88,140$137,813
2013-14 (8 years)31118%$40,376$62,572$102,290
2016-17 (5 years)22415%
2018-19 (3 years)11214%
2020-21 (18 months)8728%$67,819$80,399$96,321



Student Debt of Graduates
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Number of Borrowers and Known Debt at Graduation
Borrowers (n)Borrowers (%)25th PercentileMedianMean75th Percentile
2013-14 to 2017-1810865.1%$ 15,500$ 27,000$ 29,286$ 33,250
2014-15 to 2018-197264.3%$ 15,250$ 27,000$ 30,672$ 38,625
2015-16 to 2019-203856.7%$ 15,000$ 26,859$ 31,729$ 36,886
2016-17 to 2020-212858.3%$ 15,000$ 26,859$ 33,627$ 39,693
2017-18 to 2021-222757.4%$ 19,508$ 27,000$ 33,180$ 36,886
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
2013-14 to 2017-1810865.1%$ 16,276$ 27,000$ 34,579$ 44,336
2014-15 to 2018-197264.3%$ 16,875$ 27,250$ 35,776$ 50,045
2015-16 to 2019-203856.7%$ 15,000$ 26,859$ 37,585$ 51,484
2016-17 to 2020-212858.3%$ 15,000$ 26,859$ 42,097$ 62,053
2017-18 to 2021-222757.4%$ 19,508$ 30,000$ 45,540$ 68,470


More Details on Enrollment History.


More Details on Degree Awards History.


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