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Liberty University

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




Doctor of Worship Studies
Program Status: Active/Approved to Enroll Students and Confer Degrees
Degree Title: DWS
2010 CIP Code: XXXXXX

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

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  01/2014
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2018-19774711
2019-20904924
2020-21724520
2021-22875116
2022-23915521

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
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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
2018-1901111
2019-2071724
2020-2121820
2021-2241216
2022-2361521
Five Year Summary197392
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 Years11706921422592



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)200%
2020-21 (18 months)1060%



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 2018-191050.0%$ 54,666$ 94,690$ 87,677$ 115,544
2015-16 to 2019-202454.5%$ 50,112$ 69,864$ 71,936$ 98,956
2016-17 to 2020-213860.3%$ 50,421$ 67,104$ 69,368$ 94,894
2017-18 to 2021-224761.0%$ 45,558$ 65,308$ 67,469$ 94,894
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 2018-191050.0%$ 54,666$ 94,690$ 87,971$ 115,544
2015-16 to 2019-202454.5%$ 54,666$ 78,777$ 86,956$ 113,643
2016-17 to 2020-213860.3%$ 54,666$ 70,308$ 79,297$ 107,379
2017-18 to 2021-224761.0%$ 52,845$ 69,005$ 77,049$ 100,589


More Details on Enrollment History.


More Details on Degree Awards History.


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