ERIC Number: ED213359
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Earned Degrees Conferred 1979-80.
Baker, Curtis O.
Information is presented on the distribution of earned degrees conferred in 1979-80 by 1,904 U.S. degree-granting institutions. Data on baccalaureate and higher degrees are presented by discipline division and specialty, institutional control and level, sex of recipient, state, and for 10 selected professions. Trends in degrees awarded during 1976-80 are also indicated. Type of control of institutions is identified as either "public" or "private," and schools are classified as "universities" or "other four-year institutions." Summary tables and a narrative description of the findings, along with detailed tables, are presented. Among the findings are the following: the total number of bachelor's and higher degrees conferred reached 1,342,504 in 1979-80, a slight increase over the previous year's total; women registered gains at all degree levels except master's during the 1979-80 academic year, with the most significant increases occurring at the first-professional and doctor's levels (up eight percent and five percent respectively); the number of men receiving degrees declined at all levels except first-professional; business and management, education and social sciences disciplines offered the largest number of degrees at the bachelor's level in 1978-79 to 1979-80; the three largest disciplines at the master's level during this same period were education, business and management, and public affairs and services; and the largest discipline areas at the doctoral level were education, biological sciences, social sciences, and physical sciences. Total degrees awarded have basically leveled at 1.31 million per year since the early 1970s. (SW)
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, College Graduates, Degrees (Academic), Doctoral Degrees, Females, Geographic Distribution, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Majors (Students), Males, Masters Degrees, National Surveys, Private Colleges, Professional Education, State Universities, Trend Analysis
National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC 20202.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Note: Not available in paper copy due to small print of tables.