ERIC Number: ED457776
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Degrees Conferred by Connecticut Institutions of Higher Education, 1999-2000. Report.
Connecticut State Dept. of Higher Education, Hartford.
This report provides information about the level and program in which Connecticut's colleges and universities granted degrees in 1999-2000 and information about the gender and race or ethnicity of the recipients. The report also provides data by academic disciplines following the national Classification of Instructional Programs. Connecticut colleges and universities awarded 29,757 degrees and certificates in 1999-2000, a number that was nearly stable when compared to the previous year. The reflects enrollment trends. Minorities earned more degrees in 1999-2000 than in any other year. The 4,464 degrees and certificates earned by minorities represent an increase of 4.1% from 1998-1999 and 15.0% of all degrees and certificates awarded. The number of awards in several scientific and technical disciplines tied closely with Connecticut's economy continued to be of concern, as the number of bachelor's degrees in computer science continued to fall short of the identified demand. The number of degrees and certificates in the health professions fell, and awards in engineering and engineering related technologies remained stable, far below workforce demand. Public colleges and universities granted 2.4% fewer degrees, and independent institutions granted 15,296 degrees and certificates, up 2.8% from the previous year. There was a small increase in the number of bachelor's degrees awarded, with a small decrease in mater's degrees, and an increase in total doctoral and first professional degrees. The most popular disciplines in which degrees and certificates were awarded continued to be business management and administrative sciences, education, health professions and related sciences, social sciences and history, and liberal/general studies and humanities. Four appendixes contain detailed information on degree recipients, including information on race and ethnicity. (Contains 9 tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: College Students, Degrees (Academic), Enrollment, Ethnicity, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Racial Differences, Sex Differences
Connecticut Department of Higher Education, 61 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT 06105-2326. Tel: 860-947-1848. For full text: http://www.ctdhe.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Dept. of Higher Education, Hartford.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut