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Mountain Empire Community College

Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other (52.0499)
Associate's Degree - Applied
Enrollment, Awards, Wages, Debt, and Other Outcomes




Business Operations Support
Program Status: Active/Approved to Enroll Students and Confer Degrees
Degree Title: AAS
2010 CIP Code: 520499

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

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  Before SCHEV
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2017-18372813
2018-19342613
2019-20353010
2020-2135295
2021-2233139

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
$ 2,526



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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
2017-1810313
2018-1913013
2019-209110
2020-21505
2021-22909
Five Year Summary46450
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 Years000050049050

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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.






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Post-Completion Wage Outcomes
Graduation YearGrads (n)Grads w/Wages (n)25th PercentileMedian Wage75th Percentile
2009-10 (10 years)6055%$18,642$25,341$30,083
2011-12 (8 years)10352%$18,835$24,803$31,762
2014-15 (5 years)7947%$15,778$24,616$31,602
2016-17 (3 years)7064%$18,782$24,321$31,766
2018-19 (18 months)7370%$20,025$24,638$31,915



Student Debt of Graduates

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Number of Borrowers and Known Debt at Graduation
Borrowers (n)Borrowers (%)25th PercentileMedianMean75th Percentile
2012-13 to 2016-17
2013-14 to 2017-18
2014-15 to 2018-19
2015-16 to 2019-20
2016-17 to 2020-21
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
2012-13 to 2016-17
2013-14 to 2017-18
2014-15 to 2018-19
2015-16 to 2019-20
2016-17 to 2020-21


More Details on Enrollment History.


More Details on Degree Awards History.


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