ERIC Number: ED225456
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Degrees Awarded in the Nation and the South, by Sex, 1979-80.
Abel, Robert L.
Data derived from National Center for Education Statistics files are presented in two tables. The first gives total bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first-professional degrees awarded in the United States, the Southern Regional Education Board area, and each of the Southern States (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia). Distribution is by sex, field, level, and institutional control (public and private). The second table provides similar information on associate degrees. Supplementary tables offer selected displays of historical trends and a comparative analysis. Among the findings are these: record numbers of degrees were awarded in the South at all but the master's level; the South accounts for one in four of all degrees awarded in the nation; women increased their share of degrees; women earn less than one-third of all doctorates, with most concentrated in traditionally female-dominated fields (e.g., home economics, foreign languages, library science, and nursing); women earn a higher proportion of degrees at all levels except first-professional in the South than nationally; and women doubled their share of first-professional degrees in the last 5 years but account for only one in four degrees nationally and one in five in the South. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Bachelors Degrees, Degrees (Academic), Doctoral Degrees, Females, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Majors (Students), Males, Masters Degrees, National Surveys, Private Colleges, Professional Education, Regional Characteristics, State Colleges, Trend Analysis
Southern Regional Education Board, 1340 Spring St., N.W., Atlanta, GA 30309 ($5.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.