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Liberty University

Social Sciences, General (45.0101)
Bachelor's Degree
Enrollment, Awards, Wages, Debt, and Other Outcomes




Social Science and History, Other
Program Status: Active/Approved to Enroll Students and Confer Degrees
Degree Title: BS
2010 CIP Code: 450101

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
2018-19747018
2019-20686317
2020-21545116
2021-22343112
2022-23242117

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
4.21127$ 2,925

Average time-to-completion in years (transfer students)Average credits-to-completion (transfer students)
2.9892




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
2018-1971118
2019-208917
2020-218816
2021-2221012
2022-238917
Five Year Summary334780
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 Years2000800651180



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)11827%$52,709$60,589$89,241
2013-14 (8 years)12640%$43,200$57,075$72,671
2016-17 (5 years)10246%$37,970$49,721$57,011
2018-19 (3 years)8232%$34,140$42,691$53,118
2020-21 (18 months)13629%$30,029$64,982$93,083



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 2017-186372.4%$ 18,750$ 28,750$ 33,615$ 42,700
2014-15 to 2018-195769.5%$ 20,939$ 28,000$ 34,829$ 42,000
2015-16 to 2019-205370.7%$ 20,939$ 27,000$ 32,071$ 36,600
2016-17 to 2020-215471.1%$ 20,500$ 27,000$ 32,641$ 34,840
2017-18 to 2021-224866.7%$ 21,500$ 27,000$ 33,327$ 33,420
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 2017-186372.4%$ 20,500$ 29,750$ 36,949$ 47,500
2014-15 to 2018-195769.5%$ 21,500$ 29,250$ 40,242$ 48,750
2015-16 to 2019-205370.7%$ 21,500$ 29,000$ 39,550$ 48,750
2016-17 to 2020-215471.1%$ 21,500$ 29,125$ 42,221$ 62,508
2017-18 to 2021-224866.7%$ 22,500$ 31,500$ 47,728$ 75,175


More Details on Enrollment History.


More Details on Degree Awards History.


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