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ERIC Number: ED311814
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Pages: 36
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Board of Regents of Higher Education, Boston.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts