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Virginia Commonwealth University

Information Science/Studies (11.0401)
Bachelor's Degree
Enrollment, Awards, Wages, Debt, and Other Outcomes




Information Systems
Program Status: Active/Approved to Enroll Students and Confer Degrees
Degree Title: BS
2010 CIP Code: 110401

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

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  09/1976
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2017-18323314155
2018-19360343166
2019-20331324186
2020-21318338171
2021-22341148169

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
$ 4,816

Average time-to-completion in years (transfer students)Average credits-to-completion (transfer students)



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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
2017-1813718155
2018-191579166
2019-201815186
2020-211638171
2021-221645169
Five Year Summary80245847
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 Years4617602458476925512847

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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.






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Post-Completion Wage Outcomes
Graduation YearGrads (n)Grads w/Wages (n)25th PercentileMedian Wage75th Percentile
2009-10 (10 years)22265%$83,775$103,373$124,723
2011-12 (8 years)33156%$72,347$91,207$122,385
2014-15 (5 years)50766%$57,613$75,314$96,046
2016-17 (3 years)58770%$51,505$66,296$83,786
2018-19 (18 months)70170%$41,793$55,548$69,437



Student Debt of Graduates

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Number of Borrowers and Known Debt at Graduation
Borrowers (n)Borrowers (%)25th PercentileMedianMean75th Percentile
2012-13 to 2016-1741570.8%$ 19,250$ 28,250$ 29,602$ 37,000
2013-14 to 2017-1845071.0%$ 19,890$ 28,750$ 30,243$ 36,800
2014-15 to 2018-1948369.0%$ 19,000$ 27,074$ 30,120$ 36,510
2015-16 to 2019-2054169.4%$ 18,750$ 27,000$ 31,049$ 37,500
2016-17 to 2020-2158171.0%$ 18,750$ 27,000$ 31,139$ 37,320
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
2012-13 to 2016-1741570.8%$ 19,992$ 29,801$ 34,342$ 43,158
2013-14 to 2017-1845071.0%$ 20,500$ 30,339$ 34,451$ 43,750
2014-15 to 2018-1948369.0%$ 19,500$ 30,000$ 34,966$ 45,896
2015-16 to 2019-2054169.4%$ 19,500$ 29,815$ 36,040$ 47,502
2016-17 to 2020-2158171.0%$ 19,085$ 29,600$ 36,507$ 49,731


More Details on Enrollment History.


More Details on Degree Awards History.


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