ERIC Number: ED286420
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Trends in Bachelors and Higher Degrees, 1975-1985.
National trend data on bachelor's, master's, doctor's, and first-professional degrees are presented by sex of recipient and field of study for the period 1974-1975 through 1984-1985. Data were collected through the survey of Degrees and Other Formal Awards Conferred, which is part of the Higher Education General Information Survey. Data on degrees are presented by level of degree, sex of recipient, public or private control of the institution, and program area or field of study. Findings include: the number of bachelor's and higher degrees conferred annually increased five percent between 1975 and 1985; bachelor's degrees were up six percent; the number of master's degrees dropped for 7 years straight, between 1977 and 1984; doctor's degrees peaked in 1975, and declined three percent by 1985; the first-professional degrees increased at an average annual rate of three percent; the number of degrees awarded to women continued to grow at all degree levels; there was an overall decline in the number of bachelor's and master's degrees awarded in the arts and sciences; education and engineering were among the five largest fields of study at each degree level; and computer and information science fields had high rates of growth between 1975 and 1985. (SW)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Education Statistics (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.