University System
Degrees Awarded by Sector and Ethnicity
Historically, white students have earned the greatest percentage of degrees in the University System. In recent years, a growing number of the degrees have been awarded to African American students and students of other races.
Degrees awarded to African Americans accounted for 2% of the total number of degrees awarded in 1992 and 4% of the degrees earned in 2001.
The overall number of degrees conferred to African Americans rose from 98 in 1992 to 212 in 2001, a 116 percent increase. The Medical Center awarded 24 degrees to African Americans, the most in the past 10 years. African Amercians earned twice as many degrees in the Provost Area in 2001 then they did in 1992.
The overall number of degrees conferred to Asians grew from 34 in 1992 to 80 in 2001, a 135 percent increase. There was a 175 percent increase in the Provost Area over this period.