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Virginia Highlands Community College

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration (43.0103)
Associate's Degree - Applied
Enrollment, Awards, Wages, Debt, and Other Outcomes




Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Program Status: Active/Approved to Enroll Students and Confer Degrees
Degree Title: AAS
2010 CIP Code: 430103

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

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  09/1976
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2017-18493910
2018-1948388
2019-2040377
2020-21433814
2021-2233139

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
$ 3,020




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
2017-189110
2018-19808
2019-20707
2020-2114014
2021-22909
Five Year Summary47148
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 Years000048047048



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)2650%$26,279$33,565$47,676
2011-12 (8 years)4865%$28,446$36,186$40,483
2014-15 (5 years)5459%$20,006$34,462$38,529
2016-17 (3 years)5556%$20,513$31,583$41,016
2018-19 (18 months)5360%$14,387$23,878$30,615



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 2016-17
2013-14 to 2017-18
2014-15 to 2018-19
2015-16 to 2019-20
2016-17 to 2020-21
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 2016-17
2013-14 to 2017-18
2014-15 to 2018-19
2015-16 to 2019-20
2016-17 to 2020-21


More Details on Enrollment History.


More Details on Degree Awards History.


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