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Virginia Western Community College

Welding Technology/Welder (48.0508)
Short-Term Undergraduate Certificate
Enrollment, Awards, Wages, Debt, and Other Outcomes




Welding
Program Status: Active/Approved to Enroll Students and Confer Degrees
Degree Title: CSC
2010 CIP Code: XXXXXX

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

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  Before SCHEV
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2018-19503140
2019-20573514
2020-21341941
2021-22392233
2022-23362125

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
1.7319$ 3,487




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
2018-1940040
2019-2014014
2020-2141041
2021-2233033
2022-2323225
Five Year Summary1512153
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 Years0131115381164153



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)2458%$41,295$52,377$60,000
2013-14 (8 years)5256%$33,597$51,493$57,871
2016-17 (5 years)9166%$29,859$44,240$61,394
2018-19 (3 years)13566%$28,300$42,634$53,561
2020-21 (18 months)27374%$45,215$69,041$92,564



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 2017-183631.0%$ 3,475$ 7,461$ 9,570$ 12,947
2014-15 to 2018-193525.9%$ 3,464$ 7,916$ 10,401$ 14,214
2015-16 to 2019-202821.2%$ 3,492$ 7,917$ 10,726$ 15,522
2016-17 to 2020-213321.0%$ 3,519$ 7,916$ 13,036$ 19,449
2017-18 to 2021-223320.6%$ 4,256$ 7,916$ 12,614$ 16,829
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 2017-183731.9%$ 3,484$ 7,422$ 9,411$ 12,055
2014-15 to 2018-193727.4%$ 3,464$ 7,500$ 10,373$ 14,002
2015-16 to 2019-202922.0%$ 3,519$ 7,916$ 10,909$ 16,829
2016-17 to 2020-213421.7%$ 3,519$ 7,708$ 13,124$ 19,500
2017-18 to 2021-223421.2%$ 4,256$ 7,708$ 12,715$ 19,449


More Details on Enrollment History.


More Details on Degree Awards History.


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