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Today’s baccalaureate: The fields and courses that 2007–08 bachelor’s degree recipients studied

Citation

Radford, A., Lew, T., & Shaw, S. (2013). Today’s baccalaureate: The fields and courses that 2007–08 bachelor’s degree recipients studied. ((NCES 2013-755)). Washington, DC: National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES); U.S. Department of Education.

Abstract

This set of Web Tables uses the college transcripts of a nationally representa-tive sample of 2007–08 bachelor’s degree recipients to provide estimates on the broad fields and specific courses baccalaureate degree holders study.1 The transcripts were collected from the institutions that granted students’ bachelor’s degrees, and, therefore, may not contain complete information about credits earned from other insti-tutions; via examinations; or through work, military, or other experience. To ensure that the estimates reflect grad-uates’ entire course histories, this analysis is based on the 80 percent of all 2007–08 bachelor’s degree recipi-ents who had complete course code information on all credits recognized by their bachelor’s-degree-granting in-stitution.2 Table 1 shows descriptive statistics for this analysis population and for all bachelor’s degree recipients.