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ERIC Number: ED239539
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Postsecondary Certificates and Degrees in the State of Alaska.
Alaska State Commission on Postsecondary Education, Juneau.
The number of certificate and degree programs offered and awarded at public and private nonproprietary, postsecondary institutions in Alaska is listed statewide and by institution. Programs that may be underproductive based on the number of formal awards over a four-year period are also identified. A total of 252 unduplicated certificate and degree programs are offered at 18 institutions. The majority (70) are associate degree programs, followed by 67 bachelor's degree programs, 57 certificate programs, 51 master's degree programs, and 7 doctorate degree programs. During 1978-1979 to 1981-1982, Alaska postsecondary institutions awarded 1,425 certificates and 4,462 degrees. The most popular award is the associate degree, followed closely by the bachelor's degree. Since 1978-1979, certificate awards have slightly declined, while associate degree awards have increased almost 50 percent. At the certificate and associate level, oil/petroleum technology, secretarial technology, and business administration are most popular. At the bachelor's and master's level, business administration and elementary education are the most popular. Information on specific colleges is included, along with recommendations concerning underproductive programs. Definitions of formal awards and program areas are appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Bachelors Degrees, College Programs, Degrees (Academic), Doctoral Degrees, Educational Certificates, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Majors (Students), Masters Degrees, Private Colleges, School Surveys, State Colleges, State Standards, State Surveys
Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education, Pouch FP, 400 Willoughby Avenue, Juneau, AK 99811.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Commission on Postsecondary Education, Juneau.