ERIC Number: ED368235
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Annual Summary Report of Degrees Granted by Arkansas Institutions of Higher Education, 1989-90.
Arkansas State Dept. of Higher Education, Little Rock.
This document offers a summary report of degrees granted at Arkansas state and independent higher education institutions for 1989-90 and highlights trends over a 5-year period. A summary section notes that 12,188 degrees were conferred, an increase of 419 from the previous year. Associate degrees rose sharply by 17 percent from the previous year. Bachelors degrees increased by 9.9 percent over the previous year. Masters degrees declined by 4.1 percent, the lowest levels since 1984-85. After a 4 year decline, 135 doctoral degrees were awarded, the most in the state's history. Of first professional degrees, 324 were conferred, a decrease of 5.5 percent from the previous year due in part to a continued decline in law school graduates. A special section reports on degree productivity in new programs approved by the State Board of Higher Education since 1981 with program data grouped by year of approval. Appendix A lists degrees granted by public and private institutions from 1985-86 to 1989-90. Appendix B contains tables showing degrees and awards conferred in 1989-90 by two-year institutions, degrees granted by four-year state institutions, and degrees granted by independent institutions. Appendix C contains tables showing degrees by ethnicity, 1988-89 through 1989-90. Appendixes D and E provide a glossary and list of institutional names and abbreviations. (JB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arkansas State Dept. of Higher Education, Little Rock.
Note: For 1987-88, 1990-91 reports, see HE 027 128-131.