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Virginia Wesleyan University

Environmental Studies (03.0103)
Bachelor's Degree
Enrollment, Awards, Wages, Debt, and Other Outcomes




Environmental Studies
Program Status: Active/Approved to Enroll Students and Confer Degrees
Degree Title: BA
2010 CIP Code: 030103

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

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  Before SCHEV
Date of Last Council Action (mm/yyyy)  BCHE
Date Program Placed on Probation:  BCHE
Date Program Closed:  
BCHE - Before Council of Higher Education
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2017-1813140
2018-1920233
2019-2022247
2020-2119208
2021-2210411

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
$ 2,356

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




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
2018-19213
2019-20617
2020-21538
2021-227411
Five Year Summary20929
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 Years020029420229



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
Graduation YearGrads (n)Grads w/Wages (n)25th PercentileMedian Wage75th Percentile
2009-10 (10 years)3100%
2011-12 (8 years)560%
2014-15 (5 years)933%
2016-17 (3 years)1560%
2018-19 (18 months)NaN



Student Debt of Graduates
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Number of Borrowers and Known Debt at Graduation
Borrowers (n)Borrowers (%)25th PercentileMedianMean75th Percentile
2015-16 to 2019-201270.6%$ 26,125$ 32,125$ 37,341$ 46,411
2016-17 to 2020-211473.7%$ 27,000$ 28,820$ 35,843$ 38,648
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
2015-16 to 2019-201270.6%$ 40,786$ 52,195$ 59,879$ 67,722
2016-17 to 2020-211473.7%$ 28,640$ 52,195$ 61,969$ 70,194


More Details on Enrollment History.


More Details on Degree Awards History.


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