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Liberty University

Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling (51.1501)
Master's Degree
Enrollment, Awards, Wages, Debt, and Other Outcomes




Addiction Counseling
Program Status: Active/Approved to Enroll Students and Confer Degrees
Degree Title: MA
2010 CIP Code: 

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

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  Before SCHEV
Date of Last Council Action (mm/yyyy)  
Date Program Placed on Probation:  
Date Program Closed:  
This program can be completed solely via distance education.
BCHE - Before Council of Higher Education
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2018-1936528725
2019-2038629533
2020-2139132539
2021-2238228247
2022-2330520644

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
$ 3,411




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
2018-1922325
2019-2052833
2020-2183139
2021-2254247
2022-2383644
Five Year Summary28160188
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 Years1300118847473188



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)NaN
2013-14 (8 years)NaN
2016-17 (5 years)NaN
2018-19 (3 years)378%
2020-21 (18 months)17912%



Student Debt of Graduates
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Number of Borrowers and Known Debt at Graduation
Borrowers (n)Borrowers (%)25th PercentileMedianMean75th Percentile
2014-15 to 2018-193491.9%$ 41,000$ 49,458$ 51,917$ 58,649
2015-16 to 2019-206390.0%$ 41,000$ 47,832$ 50,461$ 57,153
2016-17 to 2020-219688.1%$ 40,342$ 47,783$ 49,642$ 58,195
2017-18 to 2021-2212681.8%$ 40,070$ 47,055$ 48,611$ 57,153
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
2014-15 to 2018-193491.9%$ 41,000$ 49,458$ 53,242$ 58,649
2015-16 to 2019-206390.0%$ 41,000$ 47,833$ 51,977$ 57,647
2016-17 to 2020-219688.1%$ 40,342$ 47,833$ 51,197$ 58,425
2017-18 to 2021-2212681.8%$ 40,070$ 47,473$ 50,058$ 58,095


More Details on Enrollment History.


More Details on Degree Awards History.


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