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Liberty University

Religious/Sacred Music (39.0501)
Master's Degree
Enrollment, Awards, Wages, Debt, and Other Outcomes




Worship Studies
Program Status: Active/Approved to Enroll Students and Confer Degrees
Degree Title: MA
2010 CIP Code: 390501

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

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  Before SCHEV
Date of Last Council Action (mm/yyyy)  BCHE
Date Program Placed on Probation:  BCHE
Date Program Closed:  
Program authorized for distance learning
BCHE - Before Council of Higher Education
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2018-19997722
2019-201138934
2020-211027335
2021-22917431
2022-23987035

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
$ 11,652




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
2018-1961622
2019-2003434
2020-2143135
2021-2262531
2022-2353035
Five Year Summary21136157
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 Years61915157147535157



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)903%
2013-14 (8 years)1594%
2016-17 (5 years)2104%
2018-19 (3 years)1783%
2020-21 (18 months)3073%



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 2017-1811661.4%$ 30,372$ 40,999$ 40,091$ 50,879
2014-15 to 2018-1911162.4%$ 32,195$ 41,000$ 41,557$ 51,050
2015-16 to 2019-2010863.5%$ 31,496$ 41,000$ 41,429$ 50,139
2016-17 to 2020-2110863.2%$ 30,857$ 40,999$ 39,911$ 48,675
2017-18 to 2021-229362.8%$ 31,398$ 40,999$ 40,066$ 47,832
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 2017-1811661.4%$ 30,743$ 41,000$ 41,550$ 52,916
2014-15 to 2018-1911162.4%$ 32,443$ 41,000$ 43,143$ 52,462
2015-16 to 2019-2010863.5%$ 32,113$ 41,289$ 44,302$ 52,956
2016-17 to 2020-2110863.2%$ 31,275$ 41,000$ 42,752$ 50,526
2017-18 to 2021-229362.8%$ 31,782$ 41,000$ 43,688$ 47,833


More Details on Enrollment History.


More Details on Degree Awards History.


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