ERIC Number: ED281763
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Trends in Engineering Degree Awards: 1972-1984. OERI Bulletin, January 1987.
Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Stressing the importance of engineers to the growth of the economy, the building of national defense, and the preparation of future generations for a technological age, this report examines the changes in engineering degree awards from 1972-1984. The document describes these changes from four perspectives. The role of graduates from United States colleges in replenishing and building the engineering labor pool is addressed with regard to the changes in supply and demand. Next, the numbers of degree awards at the bachelors, masters, and doctoral degree levels are traced during that period and the areas of engineering specialty that those graduates represent are described. Engineering degree recipients are further discussed with regard to the representation of women, racial and ethnic minorities, and students from foreign countries. Finally, the top 20 institutions of higher education in the production of engineering graduates are listed, and the distribution of engineering degrees by level and by control of the institution in 1984 is outlined. (TW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.