Graduates earn 979 degrees, certificates from Blue Ridge Community College


About 56.2 percent of the 979 degrees and certificates handed out by the Blue Ridge Community College in 2016-17 were to students in Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities programs, making them the most popular programs that year, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

The agency's National Center for Education Statistics shows the public institution in Cave conferred 280 associate's degrees and 270 certificates in Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities programs.

But the single most popular program was for a associate's degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. Data shows the school gave out 280 associate's degrees in Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies, followed by 270 certificates in Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other and 67 associate's degrees in Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

The college enrolled 4,131 students for 2016-17, all of whom were enrolled in undergraduate programs.

Degrees awarded for 2016-17
Program
Associates degrees
Certificates awarded
Total degrees and certificates awarded
Percent of total
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
280
-
280
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
-
270
270
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
-
-
-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities total
280
270
550
56.2
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
67
-
67
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant
44
3
47
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
20
-
20
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other
-
19
19
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
-
15
15
Health Professions and Related Programs total
131
37
168
17.2
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
22
42
64
Accounting and Related Services, Other
7
-
7
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other
-
5
5
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services total
29
47
76
7.8
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
9
7
16
Industrial Technology/Technician
9
1
10
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other
7
-
7
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
-
3
3
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
-
1
1
Packaging Science
-
-
-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields total
25
12
37
3.8
Biological and Physical Sciences
36
-
36
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies total
36
-
36
3.7
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician
9
11
20
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician
-
9
9
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
-
3
3
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician
-
1
1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians total
9
24
33
3.4
Electrician
-
29
29
Construction Trades total
-
29
29
3
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
14
4
18
Corrections
-
1
1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services total
14
5
19
1.9
Ground Transportation, Other
-
11
11
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew
-
-
-
Transportation and Materials Moving total
-
11
11
1.1
Computer and Information Sciences, General
2
6
8
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
-
-
-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services total
2
6
8
0.8
Design and Visual Communications, General
-
5
5
Visual and Performing Arts, General
-
3
3
Visual and Performing Arts, Other
-
-
-
Visual and Performing Arts total
-
8
8
0.8
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
-
3
3
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics total
-
3
3
0.3
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
-
1
1
Natural Resources and Conservation total
-
1
1
0.1
Surveying Engineering
-
-
-
Engineering total
-
-
-
-
Child Care Provider/Assistant
-
-
-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences total
-
-
-
-

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