ERIC Number: ED394608
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Report on Degrees and Certificates Awarded, 1994-95.
California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Based on data provided by college districts to the California Community Colleges' Office of the Chancellor, this report provides information on the number of degrees and certificates awarded by the state's community colleges in 1994-95. Following introductory materials, four tables are provided showing the number of degrees and certificates awarded by college, providing information on Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) degrees and certificates by the number of credits earned; awards by gender by college; awards by ethnicity by college; and degrees and certificates awarded by discipline. Highlighted findings include the following: (1) 53,465 AA and AS degrees and 24,216 certificates were awarded during the 1994-95 academic year; (2) of the certificates awarded, 10,719 (44%) required the equivalent of three semesters in length, or 30 to 60 credit units; (3) women earned 60% (n=45,783) of the degrees and certificates; (4) White students earned 41,770 (54%) of the awards, Hispanic students earned 12,532 (16%), Asian students earned 9,754 (13%), and Black students earned 5,203 (7%); (5) Liberal Arts and Science majors received the highest percentage of the degrees awarded at 34%, followed by General Studies majors who earned 9%; and (6) the highest percentage of certificates earned were in nursing related disciplines at 10.8% and administration of justice at 8.3%. (TGI)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.