ERIC Number: ED082634
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Earned Degrees Conferred: 1970-71.
Hooper, Mary Evans
This report provides tabular data on baccalaureate and higher degrees. Data were obtained from the survey of "Degrees and other Formal Awards Conferred Between July 1, 1970 and June 30, 1971" conducted by the U.S. Office of Education. Highlights indicated: (1) More than 1.1 million degrees were conferred at the bachelor's and higher levels in 1970-71 by 1,644 institutions of higher education in the U.S. (2) Publicly controlled institutions awarded 65% of the degrees in 1970-71 and 1969-70, up from 63% in 1968-69. (3) In 1970-71, publicly controlled institutions awarded 66% of the bachelor's degrees, 43% of the first-professional degrees, 66% of the master's degrees, and 65% of the doctor's degrees. (4) Men received 59% of all degrees in 1970-71 and 60% in 1969-70. (5) The largest discipline divisions, in terms of degrees conferred: 54% of all bachelors degrees were in education, social sciences and business and management; 57% of all master's degrees were in education, business and management, and social sciences; and 45% of all doctor's degrees were in education, physical sciences, and social sciences. (6) Elementary education had the highest number of degrees at the bachelor's and master's level; law, at the first-professional level; and chemistry, at the doctor's level. (7) All institutions to which the survey instrument was sent responded to the request for data. (Author/MJM)
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, Degrees (Academic), Doctoral Degrees, Higher Education, Majors (Students), Masters Degrees, Statistical Data, Units of Study
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Authoring Institution: National Center for Educational Statistics (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Higher Education Surveys Branch.