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Virginia Students Take Next Steps Toward College Enrollment: College Application Week, Nov. 12-16
For thousands of Virginia high school seniors, November 12-16, 2018, is an important week. For the past five years, the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) has coordinated Virginia College Application Week with support from the Virginia Secretary’s Office of Education, the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia and national education non-profit Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC).
Virginia colleges issued more degrees than ever last year
Recent SCHEV research shows the "state’s colleges awarded a total of 119,980 undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees and undergraduate certificates in 2017-18, an increase of 1,053 awards compared with last year. Virginia also saw an increase in the number of bachelor’s degrees issued, climbing from 54,508 in 2016-17 to 54,947 this year," reports the Richmond Times-Dispatch
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2017-18 marks a record for bachelor’s degrees and STEM-H credentials in Virginia
More people earned bachelor’s degrees in Virginia in 2017-18 than ever before, including a record number of degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Health (STEM-H) fields, according to recent research by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).
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