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Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association of the University Regional Campus of Ohio (11th, Zanesville, Ohio, April 9, 2005)

The purpose of this study is to descriptively and comparatively analyze national and Ohio data of doctoral degree recipients from 1992-2002. Specifically, the study examined the following: (1) Compared trends of the number of doctoral degree recipients: National and Ohio composite Data (2) Compared trends of the number of doctoral degree recipients: National and Ohio Data within ethnicity (3) Compared trends of the number of doctoral degree recipients: National and Ohio Data within Ethnicity & same Gender (4) Compared trends of the number of Doctoral degree Recipients: National and Ohio Data within Ethnicity & across Gender (5) Examined the trends of number of Doctoral Degree recipients in Ohio by institutions (6) Examined the trends of the contribution of Ohio to the National pool of Doctoral degree recipients. (Research question) How well is Ohio doing compared to the national trend regarding the number of doctoral degree recipients from 1992 -2002? (Procedure) Four main tables were developed for this study. The first table relates to the national data of doctoral degree recipients by ethnicity and gender. The second table relates to the Ohio data of doctoral degree recipients by ethnicity and gender. The third table relates to the Ohio data of doctoral degree recipients by ethnicity, gender, and institution. The fourth table dealt with the percentage contribution Ohio makes to the national pool of doctoral degree recipients. There were forty two graphs. The graphs helped shed more light on the trends and the descriptive analysis of this study. (Results and Conclusions) The Ohio trend is not radically different from the national trend of doctoral degree recipients. Both trends are in a decreasing pattern. However there are some few differences when the data is broken down in terms gender and ethnicity. By and Large, Ohio is doing just as good as the rest of nation in the number of doctoral degree graduates. The contribution Ohio makes to the national pool of doctoral degree recipients remained relatively consistent for the target decade. (Contains 7 tables and 42 figures.)

Descriptors: Doctoral Degrees, College Graduates, Ethnicity, Sex, Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Trend Analysis





Autor: Obiekwe, Jerry C.

Fuente: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=5474&id=ED490462



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