ERIC Number: ED162563
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Bachelor's Degree Awards to Women.
Brown, George H.
The representation of women among bachelor's degree recipients in the academic years 1970-71 and 1975-76 is compared and data on the intervening years are appended. The total number of bachelor's degrees awarded in the United States in 1971 was 846,000, of which about 43 percent were awarded to women. In 1976, the total was 934,000, and the number awarded to women had increased to about 46 percent. In actual numbers, about 426,000 women and 509,000 men received bachelor's degrees in 1976. There appears to be very little difference between men and women in terms of the total number of bachelor's degrees awarded. The representation of women among degree recipients varies greatly by discipline division. Disciplines in which women most and least predominated are listed, and the trends are briefly analyzed. In addition to presenting year-by-year proportions and numbers of women in each field, the distribution of women and men across discipline divisions is provided. (SW)
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, College Graduates, Comparative Analysis, Enrollment Trends, Females, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Majors (Students), Postsecondary Education as a Field of Study, Statistical Data, Trend Analysis, Undergraduate Study, Womens Education
National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C. 20202
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Note: Second in a series on degree awards to women