1996 Degrees Conferred Report
The departments 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).
- 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
- 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.