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Virginia Western Community College

General Studies (24.0102)
Associate's Degree - Transfer
Enrollment, Awards, Wages, Debt, and Other Outcomes




General Studies
Program Status: Active/Approved to Enroll Students and Confer Degrees
Degree Title: AS
2010 CIP Code: 240102

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

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  09/1976
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2018-19538363102
2019-20446303100
2020-2140427988
2021-2238526685
2022-2340927677

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
3.6157$ 1,879




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
2018-191011102
2019-20982100
2020-2186288
2021-2285085
2022-2377077
Five Year Summary4475452
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 Years040214452243504452



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)55455%$36,336$48,796$61,507
2013-14 (8 years)62060%$31,881$46,988$59,920
2016-17 (5 years)61864%$26,749$37,542$51,088
2018-19 (3 years)55760%$17,530$29,237$41,877
2020-21 (18 months)94859%$20,727$40,809$61,719



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 2017-1821235.9%$ 6,432$ 10,154$ 14,064$ 18,368
2014-15 to 2018-1920737.2%$ 5,550$ 10,094$ 13,824$ 18,314
2015-16 to 2019-2020136.5%$ 5,875$ 10,503$ 14,192$ 17,810
2016-17 to 2020-2117734.2%$ 6,384$ 10,794$ 14,176$ 17,715
2017-18 to 2021-2215632.9%$ 6,317$ 10,324$ 13,601$ 16,247
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 2017-1821336.1%$ 6,432$ 12,257$ 15,974$ 20,780
2014-15 to 2018-1920837.3%$ 6,313$ 12,313$ 15,592$ 20,773
2015-16 to 2019-2020236.7%$ 6,384$ 11,894$ 15,907$ 21,250
2016-17 to 2020-2117734.2%$ 6,432$ 11,876$ 15,639$ 20,475
2017-18 to 2021-2215733.1%$ 6,432$ 10,888$ 14,877$ 17,791


More Details on Enrollment History.


More Details on Degree Awards History.


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