ERIC Number: EJ705330
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul-29
Reference Count: N/A
The Top 100: Interpreting the Data
Borden, Victor M.H.; Brown, Pamela C.
Black Issues in Higher Education, v21 n12 p33 Jul 2004
Earning a bachelor's degree marks the end of the college experience for many students of color, but for others it is only the beginning. Those who hope to become a doctor, a lawyer or a college professor know that their undergraduate career was just the starting point and that they still have a long and hard road to tow to attain their ultimate goal. The higher earnings prospects associated with graduate degree completion may be enough to keep some students focused and motivated, but it is often not enough. This edition focuses on the Top 100 institutions that conferred graduate degrees during the 2002-2003 academic year. Similar to previous years, this is not a "final release" from the Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The preliminary data are complete and accurate for those institutions included in the analysis. The data for this study come from the U.S. Department of Education and are collected through the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Program Completer's Survey conducted by NCES. The survey requests data on the number of degrees and other formal awards conferred in academic, vocational and continuing professional education programs. Institutions report their data according to the Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) codes developed by NCES. CIP codes provide a common set of categories allowing comparisons across all colleges and universities.
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Medical Education, Higher Education, Statistical Data, Academic Degrees, College Graduates, African Americans, Surveys, Continuing Education, Vocational Education
Cox Matthews and Associates, Inc., 10520 Warwick Avenue, Suite B-8, Fairfax, VA 22030-3136. Web site: http://www.blackissues.com.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia