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Virginia Western Community College

Social Sciences, General (45.0101)
Associate's Degree - Transfer
Enrollment, Awards, Wages, Debt, and Other Outcomes




Social Sciences
Program Status: Active/Approved to Enroll Students and Confer Degrees
Degree Title: AS
2010 CIP Code: 450101

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

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  Before SCHEV
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2018-1932823772
2019-2031722369
2020-2129121064
2021-2231123167
2022-2329923153

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
3.6766$ 1,681




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
2018-1970272
2019-2069069
2020-2163164
2021-2265267
2022-2353053
Five Year Summary3205325
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 Years02905325202574325



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)29460%$34,026$46,777$55,267
2013-14 (8 years)31866%$30,677$43,656$52,386
2016-17 (5 years)36170%$28,996$38,345$48,988
2018-19 (3 years)37968%$21,602$31,703$43,091
2020-21 (18 months)68467%$19,217$33,840$51,812



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 2017-1812935.1%$ 5,500$ 9,898$ 12,931$ 16,467
2014-15 to 2018-1912833.8%$ 5,487$ 9,658$ 12,897$ 16,671
2015-16 to 2019-2013135.0%$ 5,500$ 9,500$ 12,201$ 16,878
2016-17 to 2020-2112934.5%$ 5,500$ 9,987$ 12,336$ 17,162
2017-18 to 2021-2211833.9%$ 5,500$ 9,783$ 12,448$ 16,824
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 2017-1812935.1%$ 6,432$ 11,948$ 15,257$ 22,040
2014-15 to 2018-1912934.0%$ 5,746$ 11,152$ 14,491$ 22,040
2015-16 to 2019-2013235.3%$ 5,623$ 10,545$ 13,849$ 19,497
2016-17 to 2020-2113135.0%$ 5,747$ 10,500$ 13,358$ 19,200
2017-18 to 2021-2212034.5%$ 5,623$ 10,362$ 13,661$ 17,634


More Details on Enrollment History.


More Details on Degree Awards History.


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