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Virginia Western Community College

Design and Visual Communications, General (50.0401)
Associate's Degree - Applied
Enrollment, Awards, Wages, Debt, and Other Outcomes




Visual Design
Program Status: Active/Approved to Enroll Students and Confer Degrees
Degree Title: AAS
2010 CIP Code: 500401

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

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  Before SCHEV
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2018-19755414
2019-20885613
2020-21724515
2021-22815515
2022-23765011

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
5.1161$ 2,493




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
2018-1914014
2019-2013013
2020-2115015
2021-2215015
2022-2311011
Five Year Summary68068
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 Years050268158068



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)7646%$39,261$52,003$69,966
2013-14 (8 years)10947%$26,357$40,404$53,947
2016-17 (5 years)10961%$24,101$34,568$47,384
2018-19 (3 years)8469%$17,817$32,838$40,444
2020-21 (18 months)12981%$31,867$58,569$70,834



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 2017-183637.9%$ 5,791$ 12,433$ 18,334$ 28,569
2014-15 to 2018-193339.3%$ 4,452$ 10,920$ 15,588$ 23,287
2015-16 to 2019-202736.0%$ 3,466$ 12,865$ 15,265$ 23,386
2016-17 to 2020-212027.8%$ 4,208$ 11,627$ 13,141$ 20,833
2017-18 to 2021-221926.8%$ 4,950$ 13,364$ 14,229$ 23,287
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 2017-183637.9%$ 5,791$ 13,568$ 20,325$ 29,746
2014-15 to 2018-193339.3%$ 4,452$ 12,000$ 16,793$ 23,386
2015-16 to 2019-202736.0%$ 3,466$ 13,364$ 17,773$ 29,196
2016-17 to 2020-212027.8%$ 4,208$ 13,115$ 16,526$ 25,144
2017-18 to 2021-221926.8%$ 4,950$ 16,396$ 17,793$ 27,000


More Details on Enrollment History.


More Details on Degree Awards History.


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