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New River Community College

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, O... (24.0199)
Longer-Term Undergraduate Certificate
Enrollment, Awards, Wages, Debt, and Other Outcomes




Uniform Certificate of General Studies
Program Status: Active/Approved to Enroll Students and Confer Degrees
Degree Title: CERT
2010 CIP Code: 240199

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

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  08/2007
Date of Last Council Action (mm/yyyy)  01/2007
Date Program Placed on Probation:  BCHE
Date Program Closed:  
BCHE - Before Council of Higher Education
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2018-19221368
2019-205248
2020-21261549
2021-22291352
2022-231141

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
3.03$ 1,363




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
2018-1968068
2019-2046248
2020-2149049
2021-2251152
2022-2341041
Five Year Summary2553258
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 Years460525852206258



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)19754%$38,298$50,465$65,726
2013-14 (8 years)30360%$31,778$44,626$56,114
2016-17 (5 years)24465%$24,109$36,205$47,678
2018-19 (3 years)25965%$16,162$24,576$32,758
2020-21 (18 months)45163%$18,377$27,391$42,126



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 2017-186927.3%$ 5,196$ 8,196$ 10,749$ 14,969
2014-15 to 2018-196123.6%$ 5,196$ 7,916$ 9,733$ 13,454
2015-16 to 2019-205521.2%$ 3,960$ 7,422$ 9,126$ 11,878
2016-17 to 2020-214116.4%$ 3,958$ 6,368$ 8,516$ 11,878
2017-18 to 2021-223412.6%$ 3,500$ 5,472$ 7,409$ 10,888
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 2017-187027.7%$ 5,196$ 8,550$ 11,270$ 15,339
2014-15 to 2018-196223.9%$ 5,196$ 7,917$ 10,221$ 13,854
2015-16 to 2019-205621.6%$ 3,965$ 7,669$ 9,494$ 12,001
2016-17 to 2020-214216.8%$ 3,958$ 6,628$ 9,640$ 12,124
2017-18 to 2021-223513.0%$ 3,500$ 5,552$ 8,350$ 11,344


More Details on Enrollment History.


More Details on Degree Awards History.


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