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Tidewater 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
2017-182,1901,543312
2018-192,0351,510255
2019-201,9351,400237
2020-211,389957241
2021-221,237388181

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
$ 2,005



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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
2017-183039312
2018-192505255
2019-2022611237
2020-2122912241
2021-221783181
Five Year Summary1,186401,226
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 Years1320051111,22610966591,226

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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)93350%$38,078$53,291$76,196
2011-12 (8 years)1,26153%$28,850$46,218$65,454
2014-15 (5 years)1,64857%$22,505$35,419$52,555
2016-17 (3 years)1,72855%$15,899$27,214$40,944
2018-19 (18 months)1,62156%$10,226$16,667$28,537



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 2016-1776744.4%$ 5,929$ 10,890$ 13,607$ 18,386
2013-14 to 2017-1875444.6%$ 6,474$ 11,194$ 13,766$ 18,384
2014-15 to 2018-1970743.6%$ 6,432$ 11,000$ 13,623$ 17,812
2015-16 to 2019-2064242.6%$ 6,186$ 11,194$ 13,583$ 17,422
2016-17 to 2020-2157542.0%$ 6,234$ 10,943$ 13,669$ 17,384
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 2016-1776944.5%$ 6,236$ 11,138$ 14,275$ 19,299
2013-14 to 2017-1875744.7%$ 6,500$ 11,629$ 14,416$ 19,070
2014-15 to 2018-1971043.8%$ 6,500$ 11,481$ 14,271$ 18,681
2015-16 to 2019-2064742.9%$ 6,432$ 11,783$ 14,425$ 18,632
2016-17 to 2020-2157942.3%$ 6,432$ 11,384$ 14,608$ 18,360


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