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Piedmont Virginia Community College

General Studies (24.0102)
Associate's Degree - Transfer
Enrollment, Awards, Wages, Debt, and Other Outcomes




General Studies
Program Status: Active/Approved to Enroll Students and Confer Degrees
Degree Title: AS
2010 CIP Code: 240102

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

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  09/1974
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2017-181,650980184
2018-191,6991,006234
2019-201,6731,028219
2020-211,520938170
2021-221,452859214

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
$ 1,583




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
2017-181822184
2018-192331234
2019-202154219
2020-211682170
2021-222104214
Five Year Summary1,008131,021
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 Years131206461,02171703111,021



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
Graduation YearGrads (n)Grads w/Wages (n)25th PercentileMedian Wage75th Percentile
2009-10 (10 years)19658%$29,003$40,836$59,335
2011-12 (8 years)27661%$28,336$40,295$57,196
2014-15 (5 years)52065%$23,137$35,860$48,607
2016-17 (3 years)72261%$15,246$25,544$38,998
2018-19 (18 months)91058%$9,289$17,781$29,536



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 2016-1725535.3%$ 5,442$ 9,171$ 11,996$ 16,430
2013-14 to 2017-1827033.8%$ 5,442$ 9,414$ 12,120$ 16,397
2014-15 to 2018-1929732.6%$ 5,443$ 9,610$ 12,502$ 17,151
2015-16 to 2019-2030230.3%$ 5,500$ 9,832$ 13,210$ 18,092
2016-17 to 2020-2128728.7%$ 5,444$ 9,940$ 12,995$ 17,334
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 2016-1725835.7%$ 5,442$ 9,901$ 13,662$ 20,225
2013-14 to 2017-1827334.2%$ 5,442$ 10,140$ 14,159$ 20,126
2014-15 to 2018-1930033.0%$ 5,444$ 10,168$ 14,937$ 20,112
2015-16 to 2019-2030430.5%$ 5,500$ 10,862$ 15,655$ 20,985
2016-17 to 2020-2128928.9%$ 5,500$ 10,884$ 15,094$ 18,908


More Details on Enrollment History.


More Details on Degree Awards History.


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