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Virginia State University

Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies (24.0101)
Bachelor's Degree
Enrollment, Awards, Wages, Debt, and Other Outcomes




Interdisciplinary Studies
Program Status: Active/Approved to Enroll Students and Confer Degrees
Degree Title: BS
2010 CIP Code: 240101

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

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  09/1988
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2018-1911612031
2019-2012812523
2020-21686022
2021-22393418
2022-23262314

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
4.74140$ 4,076

Average time-to-completion in years (transfer students)Average credits-to-completion (transfer students)
3.6499




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
2018-1924731
2019-2017623
2020-2118422
2021-2214418
2022-2311314
Five Year Summary8424108
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 Years065011081734108



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)12460%$44,987$57,288$73,769
2013-14 (8 years)14459%$46,914$56,799$69,048
2016-17 (5 years)17866%$41,268$50,874$57,920
2018-19 (3 years)17770%$40,281$52,923$56,698
2020-21 (18 months)28669%$64,909$99,579$106,232



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 2017-1816593.2%$ 25,736$ 32,162$ 35,951$ 43,268
2014-15 to 2018-1916693.8%$ 24,171$ 30,682$ 34,565$ 43,130
2015-16 to 2019-2015794.0%$ 24,055$ 30,680$ 33,384$ 41,921
2016-17 to 2020-2114392.9%$ 24,390$ 30,680$ 34,743$ 43,130
2017-18 to 2021-2211993.0%$ 24,171$ 30,678$ 34,488$ 43,130
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 2017-1816593.2%$ 27,463$ 40,136$ 44,080$ 56,959
2014-15 to 2018-1916693.8%$ 27,216$ 40,075$ 44,674$ 58,302
2015-16 to 2019-2015794.0%$ 26,722$ 41,146$ 45,698$ 59,583
2016-17 to 2020-2114392.9%$ 27,317$ 43,491$ 49,255$ 65,021
2017-18 to 2021-2211993.0%$ 27,317$ 44,530$ 51,666$ 71,118


More Details on Enrollment History.


More Details on Degree Awards History.


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