ERIC Number: ED377779
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Degree Attainment, by Race/Ethnicity and Sex. Indicator of the Month. December 1994.
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
This bulletin briefly presents statistics on trends from 1977 through 1991 in attainment of bachelor's degrees and high school diplomas by Whites, Blacks, Hispanic Americans and males and females. Data sources include: a national survey of degrees conferred, the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System and U.S. census data. Highlights of the findings include: (1) compared to 1981 the number of bachelor's degrees earned in 1991 was up for men and women in all racial/ethnic groups except for black men; (2) the increase in number of degrees was greater for women than for men; (3) between 1981 and 1991, the percentage gains in bachelor's degrees made by Hispanic, Asian, and American Indian men and women exceeded those made by whites of the same sex; (4) the number of bachelor's degrees earned by Hispanic men and women have risen sharply since 1981, a 50 and 86 percent increase, respectively; (5) black women earn substantially more bachelor's degrees than black men; and (6) following a decline, the number of bachelor's degrees earned by black men increased in 1990 and 1991, approaching the level attained a decade earlier. (JB)
Descriptors: American Indians, Asian Americans, Bachelors Degrees, Blacks, Comparative Analysis, Degrees (Academic), Demography, Educational Attainment, Educational Trends, Ethnic Groups, Females, High School Graduates, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Males, Minority Groups, Race, Sex Differences
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Researchers
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.