ERIC Number: ED457790
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Connecticut Degrees and Certificates: Trends and Comparisons with Workforce Demands for the 1990s. Report.
Connecticut State Dept. of Higher Education, Hartford.
Colleges and universities in Connecticut annually report the number of degrees and certificates they award, along with information about the levels and the disciplines in which the awards are made. Comparing these data over the past decade to national information helps put Connecticut degree production into a context. This report provides such an analysis and reviews degrees granted in two of Connecticut's economic development clusters: Software and Information Technology and Biosciences. In addition, information is presented about the level of education attained by adults in Connecticut in comparison with other states. More than two-thirds of all degrees and certificates in Connecticut are awarded at the undergraduate level, and nearly half of all degrees and certificates granted are bachelor's degrees (48% in 1998-1999). This has changed from 10 years ago, as certificates, especially undergraduate certificates, have increased. This increase is a result of more activity and of better reporting by institutions. About half of the state's bachelor's degrees are granted by independent institutions. Data also show that women and minorities are earning increasing shares of degrees and certificates, with women earning 55% of the degrees and certificates 10 years earlier and 58% in 1998-1999. Minorities earned just over 8% of degrees and certificates 10 years earlier but received 14% in 1998-1999. Overall, in 1998-1999, the largest number of degrees granted were in business, with 19% of all degrees at this level in this discipline alone. The next higher fields were education (11%) and the health professions (11%), followed by the social sciences and history (9%). (Contains 20 figures and 13 tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Dept. of Higher Education, Hartford.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut