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ERIC Number: ED516839
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
2009-10 Degrees and Certificates Completed at Connecticut Higher Education Institutions. Report
Connecticut Department of Higher Education (NJ1)
This report presents the degrees and certificates completed at Connecticut's higher education institutions for 2009-2010. Students at Connecticut colleges and universities completed a record 38,912 degrees and certificates in 2009-10, up 2.3% from 2008-09. This increase represents the state's ninth consecutive year of growth, with a 30.8% increase since 1999-00 and a 42.6% increase since 1982-83. As in previous years, the number of degrees and certificates earned was closely related to the full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollment from prior years. The surge in enrollment in the early part of the 2000s due to a large demographic cohort of traditional college-age students unsurprisingly translated into an increase in the number of degrees earned. While the total number of awards has increased significantly since 1982-83, the distribution of degrees and certificates among most award levels has remained relatively stable over time, except among associate's degrees. Similarly, the distribution of awards among higher education sectors also remained relatively stable over time, with largest changes occurring among two-year public colleges and the state's national independent universities. A total of 7,198 degrees and certificates were earned by individuals from minority groups in 2009-10, representing 18.5% of award recipients, up from 18.4% in 2008-09. These figures indicate increased racial/ethnic diversity among college graduates compared to 6.2% of awards earned by minorities in 1982-83. (Contains 6 tables and 4 footnotes.)
Connecticut Department of Higher Education. 61 Woodland Street 3rd Floor, Hartford, CT 06105. Tel: 860-947-1800; Fax: 860-947-1310; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Department of Higher Education
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut