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Southern Virginia University

Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies (24.0101)
Bachelor's Degree
Enrollment, Awards, Wages, Debt, and Other Outcomes




Liberal Arts
Program Status: Active/Approved to Enroll Students and Confer Degrees
Degree Title: BA
2010 CIP Code: 240101

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

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  07/1997
Date of Last Council Action (mm/yyyy)  09/1999
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2017-1850846025
2018-19403816
2019-20394116
2020-21717413
2021-22442110

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
$ 1,026

Average time-to-completion in years (transfer students)Average credits-to-completion (transfer students)




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
2017-1891625
2018-1961016
2019-2041216
2020-2131013
2021-223710
Five Year Summary255580
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 Years0301801571680



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)7110%
2011-12 (8 years)9214%
2014-15 (5 years)10310%
2016-17 (3 years)10514%
2018-19 (18 months)10622%$13,473$23,998$34,196



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 2016-176168.5%$ 13,932$ 18,898$ 22,010$ 27,724
2013-14 to 2017-187474.0%$ 13,894$ 21,077$ 23,104$ 31,160
2014-15 to 2018-197376.0%$ 11,878$ 23,009$ 23,843$ 36,225
2015-16 to 2019-206774.4%$ 8,138$ 22,014$ 22,604$ 30,262
2016-17 to 2020-216574.7%$ 11,750$ 22,750$ 24,604$ 31,160
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 2016-176269.7%$ 14,628$ 23,568$ 25,101$ 37,116
2013-14 to 2017-187474.0%$ 14,594$ 26,222$ 27,303$ 38,594
2014-15 to 2018-197376.0%$ 14,100$ 26,840$ 27,978$ 38,787
2015-16 to 2019-206774.4%$ 8,138$ 26,219$ 25,924$ 38,594
2016-17 to 2020-216574.7%$ 11,750$ 26,224$ 28,302$ 38,787


More Details on Enrollment History.


More Details on Degree Awards History.


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