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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.


UNIVERSITY SECTORS DEGREE YEAR
1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
PROVOST AREA Nonresident Alien 213 239 314 341 327 349 323 358 290 284
African American 94 112 110 128 125 189 153 160 199 188
American Indian 11 7 7 1 5 4 2 6 12 13
Asian 24 37 37 57 57 63 63 70 68 66
Hispanic 18 14 17 21 22 32 33 30 35 18
White 3,236 3,184 3,150 3,174 3,337 3,451 3,541 3,658 3,576 3,644
Sector Total 3,596 3,593 3,635 3,722 3,873 4,088 4,115 4,282 4,180 4,213
MEDICAL CENTER Nonresident Alien 16 21 18 26 33 37 28 19 31 27
African American 4 10 15 9 14 23 19 21 20 24
American Indian . 3 3 . 2 3 4 1 1 1
Asian 10 12 9 10 18 18 22 23 27 14
Hispanic . 2 3 . 4 6 1 5 7 5
White 602 605 614 653 681 583 786 637 606 604
Sector Total 632 653 662 698 752 670 860 706 692 675
UK System Total Nonresident Alien 229 260 332 367 360 386 351 377 321 311
African American 98 122 125 137 139 212 172 181 219 212
American Indian 11 10 10 1 7 7 6 7 13 14
Asian 34 49 46 67 75 81 85 93 95 80
Hispanic 18 16 20 21 26 38 34 35 42 23
White 3,838 3,789 3,764 3,827 4,018 4,034 4,327 4,295 4,182 4,248
System Total 4,228 4,246 4,297 4,420 4,625 4,758 4,975 4,988 4,872 4,888