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Piedmont Virginia Community College

Biological and Physical Sciences (30.0101)
Associate's Degree - Transfer
Enrollment, Awards, Wages, Debt, and Other Outcomes




Biological and Physical Sciences
Program Status: Active/Approved to Enroll Students and Confer Degrees
Degree Title: AS
2010 CIP Code: 300101

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

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  Before SCHEV
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2017-1816111721
2018-1916911935
2019-2015410621
2020-2114810216
2021-221705717

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
$ 2,298



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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
2017-1821021
2018-1935035
2019-2021021
2020-2116016
2021-2215217
Five Year Summary1082110
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 Years18061108804110

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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)6655%$42,140$55,804$74,004
2011-12 (8 years)6851%$26,009$43,507$58,738
2014-15 (5 years)9059%$32,116$39,005$56,433
2016-17 (3 years)11750%$16,971$26,820$37,724
2018-19 (18 months)13750%$8,875$15,975$25,938



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 2016-173933.3%$ 4,704$ 9,280$ 12,020$ 15,584
2013-14 to 2017-184235.0%$ 5,442$ 9,649$ 13,406$ 20,475
2014-15 to 2018-195036.5%$ 5,502$ 11,133$ 14,050$ 20,475
2015-16 to 2019-205339.0%$ 5,444$ 10,889$ 14,195$ 19,792
2016-17 to 2020-214434.9%$ 4,454$ 9,918$ 12,099$ 15,667
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 2016-174034.2%$ 4,578$ 8,805$ 12,080$ 15,502
2013-14 to 2017-184235.0%$ 5,442$ 9,649$ 14,204$ 20,475
2014-15 to 2018-195036.5%$ 5,502$ 11,133$ 15,471$ 20,780
2015-16 to 2019-205339.0%$ 5,444$ 10,889$ 15,725$ 20,780
2016-17 to 2020-214434.9%$ 4,454$ 9,918$ 13,702$ 18,685


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