ERIC Number: ED142258
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jul-1
Reference Count: 0
Increases in Career Programs Graduations and Decreases in Transfer Program Graduations in the mid-Seventies. Report No. 77-31.
Larkin, Paul G.
Over the three year period 1975 to 1977, career program graduates increased from 389 to 534, or 60% of all graduates in 1977, while transfer program graduates decreased from 501 to 409. Career curriculum graduation in 1977 tended to be distributed broadly with highest numbers in Nursing (153), Law Enforcement (67), and Business Management (62). Decreases of 166 in General Studies and 89 in Arts and Sciences accounted for most of the transfer graduate decline. Female graduate headcount showed an overall increase; career graduates increased from 242 to 314 while transfer graduates decreased from 217 to 190. Males showed similar but stronger patterns: 147 to 220 in career graduations, and 284 to 219 in transfer graduations. Blacks numbered 156 of the 943 graduates in 1977, an increase of 45 over 1975; Black career graduates increased from 66 to 98, and while an overall increase in transfer graduates occurred over the three years (45 to 58), a slight decline was experienced in 1977, following the general pattern. Total enrollments for fall of 1975 and 1976 indicate the shift toward career education will continue. Data are presented by sex, race, and curricula for graduates, and summary statistics for enrollments by curriculum are appended. (RT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Prince George's Community Coll., Largo, MD. Office of Institutional Research.