RICHMOND, Va. — A record number of students received bachelor’s degrees in Virginia last year.
Data from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia shows that during the 2018-19 school year, public and private nonprofit colleges and universities awarded about 122,170 degrees and certificates.
That’s an increase of nearly 50% from a decade ago.
The three most popular bachelor’s degree programs remained unchanged from previous years: Business Administration and Management; Psychology; and Biology/Biological Sciences.
Those three majors accounted for 19% of all bachelor’s degrees.