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February 11, 2021
For immediate release
RICHMOND — State Council for Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV) released its annual report on the number of degrees and certificates earned by higher education
students. In 2019-20, Virginia’s public and private nonprofit colleges and universities awarded 122,869 degrees and certificates in areas such as health care, business, education, information technology and other demand fields. This is an increase
from last year’s record of 122,168 awards. In addition, institutions support training to complete industry-based certifications and registered apprenticeship programs.
Chart 1: Percentage of Awards by Institution and Award Type
The full report and all SCHEV reports are available at schev.edu/reports.
The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia is the state’s coordinating agency for higher education. With The Virginia Plan for Higher Education, SCHEV is dedicated to making Virginia the best-educated state by 2030. For more on The Virginia Plan: schev.edu/TheVirginiaPlan.
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