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ERIC Number: ED207628
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep-2
Associate Degrees: A Look at the 70's. National Center for Education Statistics Bulletin.
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
A series of tables and charts present information on the number of associate degrees awarded between 1970-71 and 1979-80. First, a narrative summarizes statistical highlights and trends for the ten-year period, including the following information: (1) during this period, 3,611,147 associate degrees were awarded in the United States, representing an overall increase of 59.8% for the decade; (2) during this period, bachelor's, master's, first-professional and doctoral degrees increased 11.0%, 29.4%, 84.0%, and 2.0%, respectively; (3) during the 1970's, there was a shift in popularity away from arts and sciences curricula and general programs towards occupational curricula; (4) since 1976-77, women have been in the majority receiving associate degrees; (5) female enrollments have increased across all curricular areas; (6) in every racial minority category, a greater proportion of students received associate degrees than bachelor's degrees; (7) all types of institutions and, with the exceptions of California and Washington, D.C., all states exhibited increases in the number of associate degrees awarded during the decade. The ten tables provide raw data and statistics by sex, curriculum category and division, racial/ethnic category, control and level of institution (i.e., two-year/four-year, public/private), and state for each year. (AYC)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.