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Virginia Western Community College

Legal Assistant/Paralegal (22.0302)
Associate's Degree - Applied
Enrollment, Awards, Wages, Debt, and Other Outcomes




Legal Assist/Paralegal
Program Status: Active/Approved to Enroll Students and Confer Degrees
Degree Title: AAS
2010 CIP Code: 220302

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

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  Before SCHEV
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2018-19403215
2019-20393112
2020-21382810
2021-2233229
2022-2333206

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
8.2165$ 2,441




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
2018-1915015
2019-2012012
2020-219110
2021-22909
2022-23606
Five Year Summary51152
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 Years180052040052



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)4967%$27,207$46,575$56,962
2013-14 (8 years)4764%$36,494$49,946$59,376
2016-17 (5 years)5267%$29,603$38,915$50,445
2018-19 (3 years)5763%$24,716$37,326$45,044
2020-21 (18 months)9665%$48,416$66,668$89,812



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 2017-182448.0%$ 10,050$ 21,418$ 21,640$ 29,027
2014-15 to 2018-192543.9%$ 8,414$ 21,288$ 21,420$ 28,864
2015-16 to 2019-202745.8%$ 14,750$ 24,500$ 25,937$ 36,100
2016-17 to 2020-212547.2%$ 13,268$ 23,750$ 24,637$ 35,557
2017-18 to 2021-222546.3%$ 12,764$ 22,093$ 24,591$ 36,100
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 2017-182448.0%$ 10,050$ 22,242$ 23,285$ 30,719
2014-15 to 2018-192543.9%$ 8,414$ 21,972$ 23,896$ 32,730
2015-16 to 2019-202745.8%$ 14,750$ 26,469$ 28,148$ 45,131
2016-17 to 2020-212547.2%$ 13,268$ 25,426$ 27,025$ 45,131
2017-18 to 2021-222546.3%$ 12,764$ 25,426$ 25,622$ 39,155


More Details on Enrollment History.


More Details on Degree Awards History.


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