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Degrees and certificates completed by Ohio students in fiscal year 2012

Degrees and certificates completed by Ohio students in fiscal year 2012

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Ohio students completed 98,517 degrees and certificates in fiscal year 2012, a 38.3 percent increase over the past decade. The report details awards conferred by college and discipline.
Ohio students completed 98,517 degrees and certificates in fiscal year 2012, a 38.3 percent increase over the past decade. The report details awards conferred by college and discipline.

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Degrees and Certificates Awarded by Ohio Public Institutions
Fiscal Years 2003 to 2012
University System of Ohio Institutions
Prepared by
April 2013
 
 
Table of Contents
Introduction
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Page 1
Definitions
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Page 2
Table 1:
Summary by Type of Degree or Award - 2003 to 2012 ------------------------------------------------------------------ Page 4
Table 2:
Summary by Sector and Type of Degree or Award - 2003 to 2012 --------------------------------------------------- Page 5
Table 3:
Summary by Type of Degree or Award, and Discipline Area ----------------------------------------------------------- Page 6
 Table 4a:
Community Colleges: By Institution and Type of Degree or Certificate Awarded -------------------------------- Page 12
Table 4b:
University Main and Regional Campuses: By Institution and Type of Degree or Certificate Awarded ------ Page 20
 
 
Introduction: Degrees and Certificates Awarded by Ohio Public Institutions, Fiscal Years 2003 to 2012
The key to a successful 21
st
century economy is the education of itscitizens. Since Ohio currently lags behind the nation in higher educationattainment, it is important to report on and monitor the key factorsinfluencing higher education attainment such as the number of 
certificates and degrees awarded by Ohio’s colleges and universities,
graduation rates, time and credits to degree, and retention of graduatesin Ohio.This report presents information on the number of degrees andcertificates awarded by public institutions of higher education in thestate of Ohio. The report covers the period from FY 2003 to FY 2012 andprovides information by sector (university main campus, universityregional campus, or community college); institution, level of degree/certificate awarded, and discipline area.In FY 2012
Ohio’s higher education institutions awarded
89,154 degreesand 9,365 certificates. Half of the degrees
 –
50%
 –
were baccalaureatedegrees, whereas associate
and master’s degrees accounted for 2
8%and 17%, respectively, of the total number of degrees. Doctoral degreesin research scholarship and professional practice accounted for 2% and3% respectively of the total number of degrees awarded in FY2012. Of the 9,165 certificates awarded in FY2012
, ‘less than one
-
year’ and ‘oneto less than two year’ award
s accounted for 56% and 39%, respectively.Over the past ten years, total degree and certificate productionincreased by 38%, from 71,228 awards in FY 2003 to 98,517 awards inFY 2012. Associate, baccalaureate,
and master’s
degree awardsincreased by 49%, 30%, and 31%, respectively. The proportionalincrease in the number of certificates awarded over the same period,however, was much larger. Between FY 2003 and FY 2012, the totalnumber of certificates below the associate level awarded by Ohioinstitutions increased by 82%, from 4,863 in FY 2003 to 8,850 in FY2012. The
‘less than one
-
year’ awards incre
ased by 57%, from 3,317 inFY 2003 to 5,210 in FY 2012, and the
‘one to less than two year’ awards
increased by 135%, from 1,546 to 3,640.The areas of study vary widely across the various levels of awards. In FY2012, health majors accounted for 53% of the one to less than two yearcertificates, 30% of associate degrees, and 13
% of bachelor’s degrees.
 Fields that are likely to lead to transfer to four-year institutions (Artsand Humanities, Natural Sciences and Math, and Social and BehavioralSciences) account for 35% of total associate degrees. Those fieldsaccounted for 46
% of bachelor’s degrees awarded.
Education was themost common field for
master’s degree awards, with 24
% of the total.Seventeen
percent of master’s degrees were in Business, followed
by13% in Social and Behavioral Sciences. Health and Law accounted foralmost all Doctoral
 –
Professional Practice degrees, with 67% and 30%of the total. The Doctoral
 –
Scholarship degree level has the highestproportion of awards in Natural Science and Math, at 32%. This wasfollowed by 17% each category of Education, Engineering, and Socialand Behavioral Sciences.Health was the fastest growing field over the ten years for most levels of awards. The number of one-to-two year certificates in Health more thandoubled, from 823 to 1,932. Health degree counts roughly doubled at
the associate, bachelor’s, and master’s levels
. Another noteworthydevelopment was the 42% increase in Engineering bachel
or’s degrees,
from 2,942 to 4,169.
 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Ohio Board of Regents 1 April 2013 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Degrees and Certificates Awarded

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