ERIC Number: ED420276
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May
Reference Count: N/A
Trends in Degrees Awarded at Maryland Higher Education Institutions: 1987 to 1997.
Maryland State Higher Education Commission, Annapolis.
This report presents 27 graphs and tables detailing trends in degrees awarded at Maryland institutions of higher education from 1987 to 1997. Highlights of trend data for degrees awarded by level note that during 1996-97, Maryland institutions awarded over 42,000 certificates and degrees at all levels, nearly one-third more than 10 years earlier; although the number of associate degrees increased substantially between 1987 and 1995, these awards have declined in the past 2 years; during the past 10 years the number of master's degrees has increased by 86 percent and the number of doctoral degrees by 45 percent. Highlights of trend data for degrees awarded by program note that in the community colleges, the greatest growth has been in the natural sciences and public service technologies; the fastest growing baccalaureate programs have been the biological sciences and psychology, where the numbers have doubled since 1987; at the graduate level, the number of master's degrees in education, biological sciences, business, and health professions have more than doubled in the last decade. Highlights of trend data in degrees awarded by race and gender note that women earned 66 percent of associate, 57 percent of bachelor's, 58 percent of master's, 43 percent of doctorates, and 48 percent of first-professional degrees; the proportion of bachelor's degrees awarded to African American students has increased sharply over the last decade, from 11 percent to 18 percent. (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Associate Degrees, Bachelors Degrees, College Graduates, Community Colleges, Degrees (Academic), Doctoral Degrees, Educational Attainment, Educational Trends, Higher Education, Masters Degrees, Public Colleges, State Universities, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis
Maryland Higher Education Commission, 16 Francis St., Annapolis, Maryland 21401; also available in alternate formats; phone: 410-974-2971.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Higher Education Commission, Annapolis.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland