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ERIC Number: ED219008
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
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Graduate Education in Catholic Colleges and Universities: A Report on the ACCU Survey of Graduate Programs.
Johnson, David M.
Current Issues in Catholic Higher Education, v3 n1 Sum 1982
Statistical results of the 1981 Survey of Graduate Programs in Catholic Colleges and Universities, which was conducted by the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, are presented. Responses were received from 91 of the 113 Catholic colleges and universities to which the survey was mailed. Summary data are presented for all postbaccalaureate degree programs offered at the institutions, with the exception of professional legal or medical degrees. Separate tables are presented for colleges and universities that reported awarding any doctoral degrees in 1970, 1975, and/or 1980, and institutions that did not award any degrees beyond the master's level in these years. For the nonresponding institutions, enrollment statistics are presented. Information is also presented on fall 1980 enrollment, financial aid, faculty, and degree production on specific graduate programs offered at Catholic colleges and universities. Of the 23 Catholic institutions awarding doctoral degrees in at least one department, 19 responded to the survey. The average number of advanced degrees awarded at the doctorate-granting institutions showed an increase in 1975 compared to 1970, then a decline in 1980. This was true for both master's and doctoral degree production. Degree production at Catholic master's-granting institutions showed a similar pattern. Of the 88 Catholic institutions offering graduate degrees below the doctoral level, 70 responded to the survey. The number of master's-granting institutions increased from 1970 to 1980. These findings are described in narrative form by David M. Johnson, who conducted the study, and introductory comments are provided by Alice Gallin. (SW)
Descriptors: Catholics, Church Related Colleges, College Faculty, Degrees (Academic), Doctoral Degrees, Enrollment Trends, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Majors (Students), Masters Degrees, School Surveys, Student Financial Aid
Editorial Offices, Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, One Dupont Circle, Suite 770, Washington, DC 20036 ($3.00, 1-9 copies; $2.50, 10 or more copies).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.