ERIC Number: ED450677
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Degrees and Other Awards Conferred by Title IV Participating, Degree-Granting Institutions, 1997-98. E.D. Tabs.
Morgan, Frank B.
This report presents data on postsecondary degrees conferred by U.S. institutions during the 1997-1998 academic year (July 1, 1997 to June 30, 1998). The data were collected through the Department of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). The report focuses on institutions that have a Program Participation Agreement with the Department of Education and are eligible to participate in Title IV programs and which grant associate's or higher degrees. OF the 9,355 postsecondary institutions in the 50 states and the District of Columbia identified by IPEDS, a little less than half (4,455) are categorizes as degree-granting. Of these, 90.1% (4,015) are Title IV participating institutions, forming the basis of this report. In the 1997-1998 academic year, nearly 2.3 million degrees were awarded by these institutions. Of the total degrees, 24.3% were associate's degrees, 51.5% were bachelor's degrees, 18.7% were master's degrees, 2.0% were doctor's degrees, and 3.4% were first professional degrees. Public institutions awarded the majority of degrees at all levels, except for first professional degrees. The majority of degrees at associate's, bachelor's, and master's levels continued to be awarded to women. The proportion of degrees awarded to minority students was highest at the associate's level (23.2%) and dropped at each successive level through the doctor's degree. Nearly one-fifth of all bachelor's degrees were awarded in business management/administrative services, with another 10.6% awarded in the social sciences and history, and 8.9% in education. Information about the students receiving degrees and the degrees awarded is summarized in 21 tables. (SLD)
For full text: http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2001177.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Higher Education Act Title IV