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Hauptman, Arthur M. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2013
This article seeks to make sense of the seeming contradiction that the number of degrees awarded annually and the attainment rate of the adult population in the US have both grown, even as the country has fallen behind many global competitors on the latter indicator. Two reports issued in 2012---one by the Pew Research Center, the other by the…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Academic Degrees, Demography, Postsecondary Education
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2012
Each year, "Diverse: Issues In Higher Education" publishes lists of the Top 100 producers of associate, bachelor's and graduate degrees awarded to minority students based on research conducted by Dr. Victor M.H. Borden, professor of educational leadership and policy studies at the Indiana University Bloomington. This year, Diverse staff…
Descriptors: Academic Degrees, Minority Group Students, American Indian Students, American Indian Education
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2012
Each year, "Diverse: Issues In Higher Education" publishes lists of the Top 100 producers of associate, bachelor's, and graduate degrees awarded to minority students based on research conducted by Dr. Victor M. H. Borden, professor of educational leadership and policy studies at Indiana University Bloomington. This article presents a…
Descriptors: Academic Degrees, Minority Group Students, Journalism, Journalism Education
Borden, Victor M. H. – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2011
Academic year 2009-2010 was a banner year for associate degree conferrals in the United States. In just one year, the total number of degrees awarded increased from slightly less than 790,000 to nearly 850,000, an increase of 8 percent. Minorities receive one-third of all associate degrees conferred in the U.S., with nearly equal numbers going to…
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Minority Groups, African American Students, Hispanic American Students
Borden, Victor M. H. – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2011
This article presents this year's Top 100 institutions that conferred the most bachelor's degrees to students of color in academic year 2009-2010. It shows the total number of bachelor's degrees for a specific minority group or for total minorities, with subtotals for women and men in that ethnic group. The author also includes the prior year…
Descriptors: Colleges, Minority Group Students, Bachelors Degrees, African American Students
Lum, Lydia – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2010
This article discusses the initiatives of Purdue University President France Cordova in boosting minority and female representation among administration and students and in improving overall undergraduate performance. Dr. France Cordova is by no means the first college president to declare increasing the presence of women and minorities on campus…
Descriptors: African Americans, Females, American Indians, Engineering
Borden, Victor M. H. – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2010
Nearly 250,000 students of color received associate degrees in academic year 2008-09. This represents 30 percent of all associate degree recipients, which is just slightly below the 33 percent representation of these racial/ethnic groups in the general U.S. population. In this edition of the Top 100 series, researchers highlight the institutions…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Associate Degrees, Community Colleges, African American Students
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Van Dyke, Nina – Higher Education in Europe, 2005
Over 20 years ago, the first university rankings entered public attention in the United States. Since then, there have been numerous other efforts to rank or rate universities or university departments. University report cards have become both popular with the public and increasingly important for academic institutions. A detailed examination of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Profiles, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Criteria