ERIC Number: ED464582
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Degrees Conferred by Connecticut Institutions, 2000-01. Report.
Connecticut State Board of Governors for Higher Education, Hartford.
This report provides information about the level and program in which Connecticut's colleges and universities granted degrees in 2000-2001, with information on the gender, race, and ethnicity of degree recipients. The report also provides data by academic disciplines following the national Classification of Instructional Programs. Connecticut colleges and universities awarded 29,687 degrees and certificates in 2000-2001, a number that was virtually unchanged from the totals of the previous year. Of these, about 49% were awarded by public colleges and universities. The annual number of students earning degrees is 3.5% higher than a decade earlier. Minority students earned more degrees in 2000-2001 than in any previous year, up 4% to 4,621, continuing a trend evident for at least 13 years. Degrees to minorities represented 15.6% of all degrees. Almost half of all degrees were earned at the baccalaureate level (48%), followed by masters degrees (28%), and associate degrees (15%). The top five degree-producing disciplines continue to be business, education, health professions, social sciences, and liberal arts and sciences. More than 57% of all awards were in these fields. Women continue to earn more degrees than men, earning 58.4% of all degrees. However, women continue to earn fewer doctoral and first professional degrees than their male counterparts. Three appendixes contain detailed information on degree recipients. (Contains 4 figures and 11 tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Board of Governors for Higher Education, Hartford.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut