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ERIC Number: EJ849970
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May-14
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1557-5411
The Top 100: Associate Rankings
Blackmon, Olivia
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, v26 n7 p16-21 May 2009
This year, Diverse has added a new addition to its annual Top 100 degree producers series--recognizing, with this edition, the institutions that award the most associate degrees to students of color. More than half of minority undergraduate students start their degree quest at a community college with 55 percent of all Hispanic and Native American students and 46 percent of all Black and Asian students enrolling in a two-year institution, according to the American Association of Community Colleges. Through the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data Set (IPEDS) Completion Survey, institutions report data on the number of associate 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 the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). CIP codes provide a common set of categories allowing comparisons across all colleges and universities. This analysis is restricted to accredited, Title IV-eligible institutions located in the 50 United States and Washington, D.C., therefore excluding institutions from U.S. territories and protectorates and U.S. military service schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States