ERIC Number: ED283418
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Bachelor's and Higher Degrees Awarded in 1984-85. OERI Bulletin.
Center for Education Statistics (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.
The number of earned bachelor's and higher degrees conferred are summarized by degree level, field of study, and sex of recipients, based on the the Survey of Degrees and Other Formal Awards Conferred between July 1, 1984 and June 30, 1985, as part of the Higher Education General Information Survey. While the number of degrees awarded to women increased at all levels in 1984-1985, the number of degrees awarded to men showed no growth, except at the bachelor's level, which remained about the same. For the second consecutive year, education and engineering remained the only two program areas ranked among the top five in numbers of degrees awarded at each level. The award of bachelor's degrees in mathematics increased by 14.6%. The percent increase in mathematics was second only to that in computer and information sciences. Almost half of the first-professional degrees were in law and more than one-fifth were in medicine. Degrees in pharmacy had the largest percent increase and the theological professions showed the second largest increase. The top five fields of study at each level are identified. Data on degrees conferred by state, level, and recipient sex are also shown. (SW)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Education Statistics (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.