ERIC Number: ED220018
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Enrollment of Women in Connecticut Institutions of Higher Education. BHE Reports, R-3-81.
Presley, Jennifer B.
Data on the status of women students in Connecticut institutions of higher education are examined. Trends include the following: as of fall 1980, there were 84,838 women enrolled in Connecticut collegiate institutions, representing 53 percent of total enrollment; women were in the majority at the undergraduate and graduate levels and comprised 34 percent of those enrolled in professional programs; enrollment of women grew 20 percent from 1976 to 1980, while enrollment of men declined one percent; increased female enrollment is largely in the part-time undergraduate category; undergraduate women, independent of age, are more likely than men to enroll on a part-time basis (43.8 percent compared to 36.7 percent); at the graduate level, 74.3 percent of women were enrolled part time in fall 1980, compared to 70.8 percent of men; women constitute more than 67 percent of the graduate enrollment at the state colleges and less than 44 percent at independent institutions; women received 59.8 percent of the associate degrees, 50.1 percent of the bachelors degrees, and 52.4 percent of the masters degrees awarded in June 1980; in 1980 they received 29.1 percent of the doctoral degrees and 27.3 percent of the first-professional degrees; in June 1980, 25 percent of the men graduating at the baccalaureate level received degrees in business and management, compared to 12.5 percent of the women; at the graduate level, 33 percent of the men received masters degrees in this field, compared to 10 percent of the women; and women received 75 percent of the bachelors and masters degrees awarded in the field of education in June 1980. (SW)
Descriptors: Degrees (Academic), Enrollment Trends, Females, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Majors (Students), Males, Part Time Students, Private Colleges, Professional Education, School Surveys, State Colleges, State Surveys, Undergraduate Students, Womens Education
Connecticut Board of Higher Education, 61 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT 06105.
Publication Type: Non-Print Media; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Board of Higher Education, Hartford.