ERIC Number: ED202392
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Degrees Granted and Program Production by Arkansas Institutions of Higher Education.
Types of degrees offered by Arkansas colleges and universities are described, and information on degrees conferred and output trends are examined. Data are presented from 1972-73 through 1979-80. In this time period, public institutions had overall increases of 15.3 percent in the number of degrees awarded, with the greater percentage of increase occurring for associate degrees. For public institutions, the number of bachelor's and doctoral degrees declined between 1972-73 and 1979-80. For the 1972-73 to 1979-80 time period, private institutions experienced an overall increase of 6 percent in numbers of degrees granted with increases in certificates, bachelor's, and master's degrees, while the numbers of associate degrees awarded decreased. Information on degrees granted by subject field for 1973-74 through 1979-80 indicates the following: at the undergraduate level, the increases for all institutions combined were greatest in the fields of business and management, education, and health sciences, while the decreases were greatest in letters, communication, and social sciences. At the graduate level, the increases were greatest in business and management, education, engineering, health professions, and psychology, while the decreases were greatest in biological sciences and social sciences. Information on enrollment by major area of study is presented for fall 1980, when it was first reported. (SW)
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Bachelors Degrees, Degrees (Academic), Doctoral Degrees, Educational Certificates, Enrollment Trends, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Majors (Students), Masters Degrees, Private Colleges, State Colleges, State Surveys, Trend Analysis, Undergraduate Study
Arkansas State Department of Higher Education, 1301 West Seventh Street, Little Rock, AR 72201.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arkansas State Dept. of Higher Education, Little Rock.
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