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Virginia Wesleyan University

Social Sciences, General (45.0101)
Bachelor's Degree
Enrollment, Awards, Wages, Debt, and Other Outcomes




Social Science
Program Status: Active/Approved to Enroll Students and Confer Degrees
Degree Title: BA
2010 CIP Code: 450101

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

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  Before SCHEV
This program can be completed solely via distance education.
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2017-18332711
2018-1937306
2019-2046417
2020-21403513
2021-222597

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
$ 2,119

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
2017-1810111
2018-19516
2019-20617
2020-2113013
2021-22707
Five Year Summary41344
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 Years1210044314344

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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)11950%$35,226$50,522$60,766
2011-12 (8 years)10553%$34,144$48,162$60,212
2014-15 (5 years)8464%$31,908$41,595$49,169
2016-17 (3 years)4770%$32,449$40,298$52,139
2018-19 (18 months)3566%$27,238$32,772$42,252



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 2016-173882.6%$ 18,416$ 32,345$ 31,388$ 43,177
2013-14 to 2017-183687.8%$ 22,103$ 35,176$ 32,039$ 43,464
2014-15 to 2018-192985.3%$ 24,250$ 35,959$ 33,558$ 44,058
2015-16 to 2019-202678.8%$ 18,750$ 36,486$ 33,737$ 45,834
2016-17 to 2020-213284.2%$ 25,236$ 34,791$ 34,939$ 46,264
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 2016-173882.6%$ 21,000$ 36,476$ 34,998$ 44,947
2013-14 to 2017-183687.8%$ 22,103$ 37,323$ 35,425$ 44,750
2014-15 to 2018-192985.3%$ 24,250$ 37,013$ 34,808$ 44,500
2015-16 to 2019-202678.8%$ 24,250$ 40,663$ 36,540$ 50,625
2016-17 to 2020-213284.2%$ 26,652$ 38,295$ 37,216$ 47,052


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More Details on Degree Awards History.


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