ERIC Number: ED368233
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Annual Summary Report of Degrees Granted by Arkansas Institutions of Higher Education, 1987-88.
Arkansas State Dept. of Higher Education, Little Rock.
This document offers a summary report of degrees granted at Arkansas state and independent higher education institutions for 1987-88 and highlights trends over a 5 year period. A summary section notes that total degrees conferred numbered 11,443, an increase of 221 from the previous year. The increase was caused by an increase in baccalaureate degrees granted at public institutions. Business and management and education were the most productive disciplines at the bachelors level and education accounted for 50.5 percent of all Masters degrees. Doctoral degrees in agriculture have dropped 64 percent in 3 years and education and physical sciences were the two fields producing the most doctoral degrees. Of first professional degrees 369 were conferred, an increase of nearly 16 percent from the previous year. Among degrees granted, 10.5 percent were awarded to Black students, an increase of 2.2 percent from 1986-87 but a decease of 13.2 percent from a decade ago. Most of the report presents the detailed supporting data in two appendixes. Appendix A list degrees granted by public institutions 1983-84 to 1987-88 and degrees granted by independent institutions in the same period. Appendix B contains tables showing degrees and awards conferred in 1987-88 by two-year institutions, degrees granted by four-year state institutions, and degrees granted by independent institutions in 1987-88. Appendixes C and D provide a glossary and list of institutional names and abbreviations. (JB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arkansas State Dept. of Higher Education, Little Rock.
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas