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Document Number: 6953

Degree Completions in Areas of National Need, 1996-97 to 2001-02 - This report describes degree completions in academic programs of national need between the academic years 1996-97 and 2001-02, focusing on institutions that grant awards of associate’s degrees and higher. In particular, it examines the following: the change in the number of degrees completed in areas of national need over the 5-year period; and degree completions in terms of gender and race/ethnicity and how they have changed over the 5-year period. Tables presenting the characteristics of students who completed degrees in areas of national need are included, by degree type, for reference purposes. (Sarah Krichels Goan, Alisa F. Cunningham and C. Dennis Carroll, National Center for Education Statistics, May 2006) ...

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