ERIC Number: ED311758
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Degrees Conferred by Connecticut Colleges and Universities, 1987-88.
Connecticut State Board of Higher Education, Hartford.
The numbers, levels, and fields of degrees conferred in Connecticut from July 1987 to June 1988 are reported, characteristics of degree recipients are presented, and trends are analyzed. Highlights include these: Connecticut colleges and universities awarded 26,877 degrees, slightly above the year before and very consistent with 15-year patterns. Bachelor's degrees accounted for half of all awards, followed by master's, associate, first-professional, and doctoral. Associate and doctoral degrees dropped from the previous year; bachelor's and master's rose. Public and independent institutions awarded almost equal number of degrees. Business and management was the most popular field for the sixth consecutive year, followed by education. Nearly three-fourths of all education awards were at the master's level. Bachelor's degrees in education rose slightly over the previous year but remained at the decade's second lowest point. Undergraduate degrees in health sciences increased slightly. Degrees in engineering and related fields dropped for the third consecutive year. Math and science were down also. Awards to minority students reached an all-time high, although degrees earned by black and American Indian students were down over the previous year. In addition, these students were more likely to earn associate's degrees than other groups. The number of Hispanic and Asian degree recipients increased significantly. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Bachelors Degrees, Degrees (Academic), Doctoral Degrees, Females, Higher Education, Majors (Students), Males, Masters Degrees, Minority Groups, Professional Education, State Surveys, Trend Analysis
Connecticut Board of Governors for Higher Education, 61 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT 06105.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Board of Higher Education, Hartford.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut