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Sweet Briar College

Creative Writing (23.1302)
Bachelor's Degree
Enrollment, Awards, Wages, Debt, and Other Outcomes




English and Creative Writing
Program Status: Active/Approved to Enroll Students and Confer Degrees
Degree Title: BA
2010 CIP Code: 230501

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

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  Before SCHEV
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2017-1812103
2018-1914173
2019-20161810
2020-2113169
2021-221254

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
$ 2,050

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
2017-18123
2018-19213
2019-208210
2020-21909
2021-22314
Five Year Summary23629
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 Years000029122629



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)2921%
2011-12 (8 years)3816%
2014-15 (5 years)2928%
2016-17 (3 years)1932%
2018-19 (18 months)1729%



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 2016-171164.7%$ 25,000$ 34,500$ 39,544$ 61,446
2013-14 to 2017-181280.0%$ 25,250$ 30,750$ 36,869$ 52,766
2014-15 to 2018-191386.7%$ 27,000$ 35,000$ 40,561$ 48,000
2015-16 to 2019-201588.2%$ 23,500$ 32,000$ 34,534$ 35,000
2016-17 to 2020-212083.3%$ 22,250$ 27,266$ 32,077$ 34,750
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 2016-171164.7%$ 41,214$ 61,446$ 68,907$ 118,661
2013-14 to 2017-181280.0%$ 40,295$ 57,045$ 58,991$ 76,000
2014-15 to 2018-191386.7%$ 41,214$ 56,935$ 57,963$ 66,000
2015-16 to 2019-201588.2%$ 30,695$ 43,000$ 46,820$ 66,000
2016-17 to 2020-212083.3%$ 27,266$ 38,472$ 41,842$ 61,043


More Details on Enrollment History.


More Details on Degree Awards History.


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