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ERIC Number: ED092002
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Degrees Conferred: Virginia Public and Private Institutions of Higher Education, 1972-73.
Finley, Donald J.; Runge, Laura A.
Statistical data is presented concerning the degrees conferred in Virginia public and private institutions of higher education, 1972-73. Section I indicates degrees conferred by all Virginia institutions of higher education. Section II indicates degrees conferred by state-supported institutions of higher education and Section III reviews degrees conferred by privately controlled institutions of higher education. Trends in degrees conferred indicate Virginia's institutions of higher education conferred 26,498 degrees in 1972-73, an increase of 9.4 percent over the 24,219 conferred during the previous year. Of the 26,498 degrees, 20,614, or 78 percent, were awarded by state-supported colleges and universities and 5,884, or 22 percent, were conferred by private institutions. The percentage of total degrees awarded by these institutions has decreased from 26 percent in 1970-71 to the present 22 percent. This is the result of similar trends in enrollment that indicate private colleges and universities in Virginia are enrolling a decreasing proportion of overall enrollment. Particularly rapid rates of increase can be noted in the number of associate, first professional and master's degree levels in Virginia. These levels represent an increasing proportion of the total degrees conferred. (Author/MJM)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Council of Higher Education, Richmond.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia