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Virginia Western Community College

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




Criminal Justice
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:  Before SCHEV
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2018-19895711
2019-20785515
2020-21513911
2021-22503210
2022-23493310

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
4.5565$ 2,232




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
2018-1911011
2019-2015015
2020-2111011
2021-2210010
2022-2310010
Five Year Summary57057
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 Years060257442157



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)13067%$36,165$47,989$64,092
2013-14 (8 years)14770%$37,596$45,914$62,454
2016-17 (5 years)13970%$34,716$44,631$58,162
2018-19 (3 years)10371%$32,481$40,931$51,817
2020-21 (18 months)15986%$30,521$67,235$91,575



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 2017-185441.9%$ 5,500$ 12,396$ 16,440$ 24,491
2014-15 to 2018-193534.0%$ 11,066$ 17,187$ 21,234$ 29,190
2015-16 to 2019-203232.3%$ 11,789$ 17,433$ 22,523$ 29,260
2016-17 to 2020-212630.6%$ 8,908$ 14,406$ 20,089$ 25,741
2017-18 to 2021-222128.4%$ 6,500$ 12,864$ 17,531$ 28,433
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 2017-185441.9%$ 6,434$ 12,516$ 17,164$ 25,462
2014-15 to 2018-193534.0%$ 11,155$ 17,547$ 22,228$ 29,190
2015-16 to 2019-203232.3%$ 11,789$ 18,668$ 23,089$ 29,260
2016-17 to 2020-212630.6%$ 8,908$ 15,175$ 20,786$ 28,079
2017-18 to 2021-222128.4%$ 6,500$ 12,864$ 17,531$ 28,433


More Details on Enrollment History.


More Details on Degree Awards History.


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