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Virginia Commonwealth University

Forensic Science and Technology. (43.0406)
Bachelor's Degree
Enrollment, Awards, Wages, Debt, and Other Outcomes




Forensic Science
Program Status: Active/Approved to Enroll Students and Confer Degrees
Degree Title: BS
2010 CIP Code: 430106

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

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  Before SCHEV
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2018-1936934055
2019-2035933059
2020-2136134055
2021-2235533065
2022-2337434550

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
4.26129$ 2,648

Average time-to-completion in years (transfer students)Average credits-to-completion (transfer students)
3.6888




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
2018-1947855
2019-2051859
2020-2149655
2021-2259665
2022-2341950
Five Year Summary24737284
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 Years245133284301461284



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)30444%$55,764$66,787$87,352
2013-14 (8 years)33049%$47,898$64,531$80,635
2016-17 (5 years)34353%$43,224$55,649$67,354
2018-19 (3 years)30255%$33,430$48,105$58,428
2020-21 (18 months)51363%$52,884$76,971$92,266



Student Debt of Graduates
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Number of Borrowers and Known Debt at Graduation
Borrowers (n)Borrowers (%)25th PercentileMedianMean75th Percentile
2014-15 to 2018-1917772.5%$ 23,508$ 29,250$ 32,949$ 40,831
2015-16 to 2019-2017170.4%$ 23,374$ 29,000$ 34,287$ 43,400
2016-17 to 2020-2116171.6%$ 22,500$ 29,000$ 34,373$ 43,574
2017-18 to 2021-2215772.4%$ 20,500$ 27,625$ 33,817$ 43,574
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
2014-15 to 2018-1917873.0%$ 25,619$ 31,000$ 39,126$ 48,245
2015-16 to 2019-2017270.8%$ 25,310$ 31,000$ 43,837$ 53,714
2016-17 to 2020-2116272.0%$ 24,000$ 31,000$ 44,196$ 54,400
2017-18 to 2021-2215772.4%$ 23,577$ 31,468$ 44,922$ 58,750


More Details on Enrollment History.


More Details on Degree Awards History.


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