ERIC Number: ED179157
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Degrees Awarded in the Nation and the South, 1976-77. Including Racial Distribution and Associate Degree Awards.
Mingle, James R.
Data on degrees awarded in the nation and the south for 1976-1977 are presented, which is based on the Higher Education General Information Survey academic program classifications. Included in the report for the first time is an enumeration of associate degrees earned, by field and race. Other categories include degree completions by state, degree completions by black students, and fields of study of black students. Tables show bachelor's, master's, first professional degrees, and doctorates awarded by race and field of study for public and private institutions in the U.S., the region, and in individual states (within the region); and associate degrees and other formal awards of less than four years by field, length of curriculum, and race, in the U.S., the region and in individual states (within the region). Among findings of the report are that since 1970 the number of students receiving associate degrees in the south has almost doubled; that for the first time there was a decline in doctoral degrees awarded; and that while enrollment progress for Blacks has been substantial, the enrollment of Blacks is lower in the south than in the nation, despite generally higher population levels of Blacks. (Author/PHR)
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Bachelors Degrees, Black Students, College Graduates, Degrees (Academic), Doctoral Degrees, Enrollment Trends, Geographic Regions, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Masters Degrees, Minority Groups, Private Colleges, Public Education, Regional Characteristics, Southern Schools, Two Year Colleges
Southern Regional Education Board, 130 Sixth Street, NW, Atlanta, GA 30313 ($4.00)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.