ERIC Number: ED311814
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
1987-88 Degrees Conferred Report. Massachusetts Public Higher Education.
Massachusetts State Board of Regents of Higher Education, Boston.
The results of a survey of all degrees conferred in the state of Massachusetts during 1987-88 are presented. Statistics include the following: the public colleges and universities in Massachusetts conferred over 24,000 degree and certificates during the 1987-88 academic year; 58% of the people receiving degrees were women; only 6.1% of the degrees were earned by minorities; a slightly higher proportion of Massachusetts awards went to both women and minorities during the academic year 1987-88 than during the previous year; the three Massachusetts public universities accounted for 43% of the degrees and certificates, followed by community colleges and then state colleges; only 3.3% of the degrees and certificates awarded by the state colleges were earned by minorities; 54% of all awards were baccalaureate degrees; the proportions of all degrees and certificates awarded in each academic field ranged from 25% of all awards in business and management to only 3% and 4% of all awards in physical and life sciences, and math and computer and information sciences respectively; and about 1 year separated the average ages of women (28.0) and men (26.8). Appended is information on U.S. public sector awards and enrollment. (SM)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Associate Degrees, Bachelors Degrees, College Graduates, Community Colleges, Degrees (Academic), Doctoral Degrees, Educational Demand, Educational Supply, Higher Education, Masters Degrees, Minority Groups, Public Colleges, State Colleges, State Surveys, State Universities, Womens Education
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Board of Regents of Higher Education, Boston.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts