ERIC Number: ED175316
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr-15
Reference Count: 0
Degrees Awarded by Canadian Universities by Level and Discipline, During the Sixties and Early Seventies. Part I.
von Zur-Muehlen, Max
Data are provided on degrees awarded by Canadian universities by level (bachelor's and first professional, master's, and doctoral) and discipline (education, fine and applied arts, humanities and related, social science and related, agricultural and biological sciences, engineering and applied sciences, health professions and occupations, and mathematics and physical sciences). The number of bachelor's and first professional degrees has more than tripled between 1961-62 and 1972-73, with a gradual increase in graduates from the sciences and professional fields (from 53.6 percent in 1968-69 to 60.6 percent in l973-74). Other findings show the number of theology graduates declined slightly, education graduates have risen, as have law graduates. Women accounted for 41.6 percent of all graduates in 1973-74. Master's degrees have more than quadrupled in the 14-year period. The largest growth was in the social sciences, with education and the social sciences accounting for 59.7 percent of all master's graduates in 1973-74. During the period a rise, then decline, was noted in engineering, agriculture and biological sciences, and mathematics. The most spectacular growth was in the number of doctoral degrees where most Ph.D's were in the field of mathematics and physical sciences, even though the field declined. Increases were noted for the social sciences and engineering. Over half the document consists of tables detailing the trends. (PHR)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Bachelors Degrees, Biological Sciences, College Graduates, Degrees (Academic), Doctoral Degrees, Educational Trends, Engineering, Females, Fine Arts, Foreign Countries, Health Occupations, Higher Education, Majors (Students), Masters Degrees, Mathematics, National Surveys, Social Sciences, Statistical Data, Surveys, Teacher Education, Theological Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Statistics Canada, Ottawa (Ontario). Education, Science, and Culture Div.