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1996 Degrees Conferred Report

The department’s 1996 Degrees Conferred Report covering all degrees and certificates awarded by Connecticut colleges and universities from July 1, 1995 through June 30, 1996 is available. To receive a copy of the full report, please send an email request (include mailing address).

Highlights

  • Connecticut colleges and universities awarded a total of 28,624 degrees in 1995-96, up 0.7% from the previous year. This is the first increase since 1992-1993.
  • The increase in total degrees is due to larger awards of Certificates-of-less-than-one-year, (+62), and of Master's degrees (+448). The number of degrees at all other levels either declined or remained steady from 1994-95 to 1995-96.
  • Minorities once again earned more degrees (3,594) in 1995-96 than in any previous recording period. For comparable degrees, this is an increase of 11.1% over 1994-95.
  • Connecticut public colleges and universities awarded 15,191 degrees as compared with 13,433 by the independents. This year the publics awarded 53.1% of all degrees, down slightly from a year ago.
  • The five most popular disciplines in which 1995-96 degrees were awarded were: Business Management (5,462), Health Professions (3,081), Education (2,854), Social Sciences and History (2,713), and Liberal Arts (2,103). This year Educaton moved ahead of the Social Sciences, awarding the third highest number of degrees.
  • The number of degrees awarded in Engineering and Engineering Technologies continues to decline. This year, 1,365 such degrees were awarded, down 8.4% from last year and down 32.2% from 1987-88.

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