ERIC Number: ED544159
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1964
Reference Count: 0
Earned Degrees by Field of Study and Level Projected to 1975. Bulletin, 1964, No. 31. OE-54031
Fullam, Marie G.; Ryan, Frances E.
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
This report presents long-range projections of the number of degrees that will be earned at institutions of higher education in the United States and its outlying areas. Projections by level of degree are provided for total degrees and for certain selected fields of study for the years 1965, 1970, and 1975, as well as for the 5-year periods 1961-65, 1966-70, and 1970-75. The data upon which the projections are based have been taken from the Office of Education's annual circulars, Earned Degrees Conferred, for the years 1953 through 1962; these circulars provide actual data on earned degrees as reported by individual institutions of higher education. Projections of degrees by field are presented for selected areas in which there is considerable demand for data. The projections are basically extensions of past trends with allowance made for the tendency of such trends to level off. Appendices include: (1) Historical Series of Degrees by Level and by Field of Study; and (2) Methodology. (Contains 3 footnotes and 20 tables.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Academic Degrees, Intellectual Disciplines, Higher Education, Statistical Data, Trend Analysis, Educational History
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of Education (ED)