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ERIC Number: ED492571
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May
Pages: 103
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
Degree Completions in Areas of National Need, 1996-97 and 2001-02. E.D. Tab. NCES 2006-154
Goan, Sarah Krichels; Cunningham, Alisa F.
National Center for Education Statistics
This E.D. Tab focuses on degree completions in academic programs that have been deemed areas of national need by federal legislation. The analysis focuses on completions data from 1996-97 and 2001-02 and examines completions at institutions granting awards of associate's degrees and higher. In particular, it looks at the change in the total number of degrees completed in areas of national need between the two years, as well as degree completions in these areas by gender and race/ethnicity. The primary analysis in this E.D. Tab uses data available through the 2001-02 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and available publicly through the online Data Analysis System (DAS). It draws data from the Institutional Characteristics (IC) component as well as from the Completions (C) component and Student Financial Aid (SFA) component. A special qualifying variable for areas of national need was created for this E.D. Tab and is available on the IPEDS DAS. In addition, estimates reflecting student characteristics were drawn from the 1999-2000 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS), also available as a DAS. The following are appended: (1) Glossary of Variables and Terms; and (2) Technical Notes and Methodology. (Contains 17 tables.)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.; Institute for Higher Education Policy, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: United States
IES Funded: Yes