ERIC Number: ED214592
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Associate Degrees and Other Formal Awards Below the Baccalaureate, 1978-79.
Pepin, Andrew J.; Wells, Agnes Q.
This summary report presents data from the National Center for Education Statistics' annual survey of degrees conferred, covering associate degrees and other formal awards granted for less than four years of college-level work at postsecondary institutions for the year 1978-79. Highlighted findings include the following: (1) 515,371 students received associate degrees and other formal sub-baccalaureate degrees (a decrease of 1.7% from the previous year); (2) 404,471 of these awards were associate degrees (a decline of 2.3%); (3) 52.9% of all award recipients were women (an increase of 2.1%); (4) 85.1% of the awards were made by public institutions (a decrease of 1.2%); and (5) 31.6% of the awards were in arts and sciences programs and 68.4% in occupational curricula. The report contains four analytical tables showing number of completions at the sub-baccalaureate level and percent change by curriculum category and division for the years 1974-75 to 1978-79; awards by sex and type of award for the years 1977-78 and 1978-79; number and percent of awards by sex and type of curriculum for 1977-78 and 1978-79; and awards by length of curriculum, type of credit, type of award, and sex of recipient for 1974-75 through 1978-79. Additionally, eight detailed tables for 1978-79 present data by institutional control and type, sex of recipient, state, curriculum type, discipline division, and specialty. The survey form is appended. (HB)
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, College Graduates, Community Colleges, Degrees (Academic), Educational Certificates, Educational Trends, Females, Intellectual Disciplines, Males, National Surveys, Postsecondary Education, Private Colleges, Public Education, Questionnaires, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
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