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ERIC Number: ED061898
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Associate Degrees and Other Formal Awards Below the Baccalaureate, 1969-70.
Hooper, Mary Evans
This publication reports the results of the annual survey conducted by the U.S. Office of Education on the status of programs that lead to associate degrees, diplomas, and other awards below the baccalaureate. Data for the report were obtained from the questionnaire on Degrees and Other Formal Awards conferred between July 1, 1969 and June 30, 1970. Highlights of the findings are: (1) 206,753 associate degrees were awarded in 1969-70, a 12.3% increase over 1968-69; (2) public 2-year institutions conferred 76% of the associate degrees awarded in 1969-70 as compared to 73% in 1968-69; (3) a total of 134,913 awards were made in the organized occupational curriculums--124,327 at the technical or semiprofessional level and 10,856 below that level; (4) 46,431 awards were in business- and commerce-related fields, 28,959 in engineering-related fields, and 26,778 in health service fields; and (5) women received 43.1% of all associate degrees, 47.1% of all awards based on organized occupational curriculums at the technical or semiprofessional level, and 38.6% of all awards based on organized occupational curriculums below the technical or semiprofessional level. (HS)
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Community Colleges, Degrees (Academic), Higher Education, Two Year Colleges, Undergraduate Study
Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402 (HE 5.254:54045-70; $1.75)
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Authoring Institution: National Center for Educational Statistics (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.