ERIC Number: ED209991
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Degrees Awarded in the Nation and the South, by Race, 1978-79.
Abel, Robert L.
Information on degrees awarded in the nation and the south, by race, for 1978-79 and trends from 1968-69 to 1978-79 are presented. For 1978-79 doctoral degrees awarded, there was a nationwide increase of 1.9 percent and a 4.5 percent increase in the South. There was a decline in the number of master's degrees awarded both nationwide and for the South, and the number of degrees awarded at the baccalaureate level remained stable. The pattern of annual increases in the number of first professional degrees continued nationally and for the South, and the number of associate degrees awarded both national and in the South decreased. Blacks accounted for 6.8 percent of the total associate, bachelor's, master's, first professional, and doctoral degrees awarded in the nation, and for 11.3 percent in the South. Black representation nationally, and in the South, was highest at the associate level and lowest at the doctoral level. The drop in the number of master's degrees awarded to blacks was 4.6 percent nationally and 6.9 percent in the South. The largest increase in the degrees awarded to blacks in the South occurred at the associate level (16.6 percent) followed by first professional and doctoral degrees (approximately 10 percent). The 1978-79 data reveal continued lessening of the role played by historically black institutions. Blacks outpaced whites in the proportion of degrees in teacher education at the master's and doctoral levels. The field of business and management increased in popularity with blacks, and blacks increased their share of graduate degrees in engineering. (SW)
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Bachelors Degrees, Blacks, College Graduates, Comparative Analysis, Degrees (Academic), Doctoral Degrees, Higher Education, Masters Degrees, Professional Education, Racial Distribution, State Colleges, Teacher Education, Trend Analysis, Whites
Southern Regional Education Board, 1340 Spring Street, N.W., Atlanta, GA 30309 ($3.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.