ERIC Number: ED232526
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Trends in Degrees Awarded by Maryland Public & Private Colleges & Universities, 1971-1982. Volume I. Postsecondary Education Data Reports.
Maryland State Board for Higher Education, Annapolis.
Data on degrees awarded by Maryland public and private colleges and universities for fiscal years 1971-1982 are presented. Twelve-year trends are reported by broad academic area within each degree level (lower-division certificate, associate, bachelors, masters, doctoral, first-professional). Trends in degree production by race and sex for 1976-1982 are also covered. The trend data are presented in graphs and statistical tables, as well as an introductory narrative summary. Findings include the following: the number of associate degrees increased between 1971 and 1978 but declined thereafter; 59 percent of associate degrees were awarded in career programs, including business/commerce, natural science, and public service technologies; 24 percent more bachelors degrees were awarded in 1982 than in 1971, with the peak occurring in 1978; education, foreign languages, and letters had the largest loss in the number of bachelors degrees awarded; since 1971 the number of masters degrees has risen 51 percent, with the peak occurring in 1978; since 1971 the number of doctoral degrees has increased 8 percent, and the number of degrees in health and psychology has more than doubled; and degree production in law more than doubled mainly in the 1970s. (SW)
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Bachelors Degrees, Black Students, Degrees (Academic), Doctoral Degrees, Educational Certificates, Females, Majors (Students), Masters Degrees, Postsecondary Education, Private Colleges, Professional Education, State Colleges, State Surveys, Trend Analysis, Womens Education
Maryland State Board for Higher Education, 16 Francis Street, Annapolis, MD 21401.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Board for Higher Education, Annapolis.
Note: For related document, see HE 016 421.