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ERIC Number: ED240964
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Degrees Awarded in the Nation and the South, by Race, 1980-81.
Myers, Michael M.
Information on U.S. degrees awarded nationwide and in the South in 1980-1981 and data on degree completions and fields of study for black students are presented, based on results of the Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS). Data are provided on the number of degrees awarded in 1980-1981 in the major HEGIS fields, at each level of degree, by race, for public and private institutions in the United States, the Southern Regional Education Board region (SREB), and each of the 14 SREB states. Tables show data for first professional and associate degrees in a similar format. A narrative description of trends is included. Highlights include the following: the number of students receiving degrees in higher education is increasing at a higher pace in the South than in the rest of the country, at both the baccalaureate and master's levels; there have been significant increases over the last 10 years in the number of degrees students are earning in the fields they perceive as offering the best job opportunities, specifically business and management and the health professions; and the number of black students receiving degrees reflects uneven progress of blacks in higher education, with only slight increases at the associate, baccalaureate, and doctoral levels, and a decline at the master's level. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Associate Degrees, Bachelors Degrees, Black Students, Comparative Analysis, Degrees (Academic), Doctoral Degrees, Education Work Relationship, Geographic Regions, Higher Education, Majors (Students), Masters Degrees, National Surveys, Private Colleges, Race, State Colleges, Trend Analysis, White Students
Southern Regional Education Board, 1340 Spring Street, N.W., Atlanta, GA 30309 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
Identifiers: United States; United States (South)