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ERIC Number: ED531152
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Dec
Pages: 21
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Degrees Conferred by Connecticut Institutions, 2002-03. Highlights. Report
Connecticut Department of Higher Education (NJ1)
This report examines the numbers and types of degrees and other awards conferred by Connecticut institutions of higher education in 2002-03 and compares that data with recent trends and statewide needs. These annual figures reflect the number of degrees awarded between July 1, 2002 and June 30, 2003. Disciplines are categorized according to the federal Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP), 1990 version. Connecticut's colleges and universities awarded a total of 32,499 degrees last year, an increase of 6.6 percent over last year's total of 30,498. A complete list of degrees by institution and level appears in Appendix A. Degree production has shown a strong upward trend over the seven years since the nadir of 28,462 in 1995-96 (Table 1). Total degrees increased 14.2 percent between 1995-96 and 2002-03, with the largest growth in undergraduate certificates (28%) and master's degrees (20%) and slight declines in both doctorates (down 4%) and associate's (down 1%). Over that same seven-year period, Connecticut's colleges and universities added 558 new academic programs. Appended are: (1) Degrees and Certificates Granted by Colleges and Universities in Connecticut; (2) Degrees and Certificates by Level and Race/Ethnicity Connecticut Colleges and Universities; and (3) Degrees and Certificates by Discipline and Level. A glossary is included. (Contains 4 figures and 8 tables.)
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