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Southwest Virginia Community College

Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) (51.0904)
Associate's Degree - Applied
Enrollment, Awards, Wages, Debt, and Other Outcomes




Emergency Medical Services
Program Status: Active/Approved to Enroll Students and Confer Degrees
Degree Title: AAS
2010 CIP Code: 510904

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

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  08/2002
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2018-19322512
2019-2031255
2020-2144421
2021-22322612
2022-23444612

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
8.3453$ 3,732




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
2018-1912012
2019-20415
2020-21101
2021-2212012
2022-2312012
Five Year Summary41142
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 Years000042040142



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)4661%$53,084$63,037$74,205
2013-14 (8 years)5661%$48,562$61,749$68,989
2016-17 (5 years)5271%$43,244$54,745$67,166
2018-19 (3 years)4670%$40,514$55,469$66,746
2020-21 (18 months)2882%$39,541$50,369$53,682



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 2017-181327.7%$ 3,263$ 5,834$ 13,862$ 18,250
2014-15 to 2018-191328.3%$ 3,263$ 5,474$ 15,575$ 18,250
2015-16 to 2019-201022.7%$ 3,263$ 5,459$ 11,927$ 17,065
2016-17 to 2020-21
2017-18 to 2021-22
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 2017-181327.7%$ 3,263$ 8,814$ 14,582$ 18,250
2014-15 to 2018-191328.3%$ 3,263$ 5,834$ 15,834$ 18,250
2015-16 to 2019-201022.7%$ 3,263$ 5,654$ 12,264$ 17,065
2016-17 to 2020-21
2017-18 to 2021-22


More Details on Enrollment History.


More Details on Degree Awards History.


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