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Status and Trends in the Education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008

NCES 2008-084
September 2008

Postsecondary Education

Indicator 6.1: Enrollment in Colleges and Universities
Indicator 6.2: Tribally Controlled Colleges
Indicator 6.3: Financial Aid
Indicator 6.4: Degrees Conferred by Degree-Granting Institutions
Indicator 6.5: Bachelor's Degrees Earned by Field
Indicator 6.6: Master's and Doctoral Degrees Earned by Field
Indicator 6.7: Faculty in Degree-Granting Institutions

This section contains indicators that examine the postsecondary education of American Indians/ Alaska Natives; indicators on college access, college completion, types of degrees earned, and faculty composition are presented. College access is measured by indicators on enrollment in 2- and 4-year institutions, as well as by attendance at tribal colleges. College completion is measured by degrees earned at the associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels. Comparative information is also presented on the fields of study in which degrees are earned. Data on the distribution of faculty by race/ ethnicity provide some additional information about the social context of American Indian/Alaska Native college education.


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