The Council on Postsecondary Education has released its 2012-13 Preliminary Degrees Report that includes both public and independent colleges and universities. Although several AIKCU members have yet to finish the academic year, the preliminary report indicates that AIKCU members’ total degrees and credentials awarded in 2012-13 are expected to be 2.8% higher than in the previous year, topping the 8,000 degree mark for the first time ever at 8,151. AIKCU degree production is expected to have grown by 33% over 5 years and 71% over 10 years.
Statewide, the CPE estimates that 61,472 will be awarded by public and nonprofit, private colleges and universities. This marks a slight overall decrease of just under 1% from the previous year.
Final numbers will be available in the fall. Read the CPE press release and full report here.