Graduates earn 319 degrees from Virginia Union University


About 43.9 percent of the 319 degrees and certificates handed out by the Virginia Union University in 2016-17 were to students in Theology and Religious Vocations 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 private not-for-profit institution in Richmond conferred 127 master's degrees and 13 doctor's degrees in Theology and Religious Vocations programs.

But the single most popular program was for a master's degree in Divinity/Ministry. Data shows the school gave out 127 master's degrees in Divinity/Ministry, followed by 40 bachelor's degrees in Criminology and 23 bachelor's degrees in Psychology, General.

The university enrolled 1,815 students for 2016-17, including 1,393 in undergraduate programs and 422 in graduate programs.

Degrees awarded for 2016-17
Program
Bachelor's degrees awarded
Graduate and professional degrees awarded
Total degrees and certificates awarded
Percent of total
Divinity/Ministry
-
127
127
Theology/Theological Studies
-
13
13
Theology and Religious Vocations total
-
140
140
43.9
Criminology
40
-
40
Social Sciences total
40
-
40
12.5
Business Administration and Management, General
15
-
15
General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, Other
9
-
9
Accounting
9
-
9
Finance, General
1
-
1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services total
34
-
34
10.7
Psychology, General
23
-
23
Psychology total
23
-
23
7.2
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
17
2
19
History Teacher Education
-
-
-
Education total
17
2
19
6
Computer and Information Sciences, General
14
-
14
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services total
14
-
14
4.4
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
13
-
13
Biological And Biomedical Sciences total
13
-
13
4.1
Mass Communication/Media Studies
13
-
13
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs total
13
-
13
4.1
Social Work
8
-
8
Public Administration and Social Service Professions total
8
-
8
2.5
History, General
6
-
6
History total
6
-
6
1.9
Mathematics, General
3
-
3
Mathematics and Statistics total
3
-
3
0.9
Religion/Religious Studies
2
-
2
Philosophy and Religious Studies total
2
-
2
0.6
Chemistry, General
2
-
2
Physics, General
-
-
-
Physical Sciences total
2
-
2
0.6
English Language and Literature, General
1
-
1
English Language and Literature/Letters total
1
-
1
0.3
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
1
-
1
Fine/Studio Arts, General
-
-
-
Music Performance, General
-
-
-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
-
-
-
Visual and Performing Arts total
1
-
1
0.3

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