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Degrees Awarded in Minnesota

Degrees and other awards conferred by Minnesota's postsecondary institutions

Minnesota postsecondary institutions conferred 107,431 degrees and other academic certificates at the undergraduate and graduate level during 2012-2013.


Number of Academic Awards Conferred by Minnesota Postsecondary Institutions
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U.S. Department of Education, IPEDS Completion Survey


Note: master's degrees include those conferred by Capella and Walden Universities, two large national online institutions headquartered in Minnesota with large student growth.

Source: U.S. Department of Education, IPEDS Completion Surveys

Acad. Year EndCertificates
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Bachelor's
Associate DegreesBachelor's DegreesGraduate CertificatesMaster's DegreesDoctorates
200414,89614,20927,33794011,4332,691
200514,09415,46928,2751,02713,0522,998
2006 15,08615,12528,9111,14715,1883,357
200714,69515,82529,6331,22116,3873,887
200813,71316,60130,3881,57318,0123,886
200914,63017,10031,2781,79719,1863,874
201015,93818,46831,9632,03821,0154,173
201115,96320,51733,3962,56021,8234,352
201215,91320,48934,9862,60520,6094,283
201316,43421,66436,3262,69522,2024,813

Note: a large number of master's degrees are conferred by Capella and Walden Universities. These two online institutions headquartered in Minnesota report their nationwide enrollment.

Source: U.S. Department of Education, IPEDS Completion Surveys


Undergraduate Awards by Age of Recipient, 2012-2013
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U.S. Department of Education, IPEDS Completion Survey


More information on awards conferred.

Bachelor's Degrees Awarded by Career Clusters, 2004 to 2013

Graduates in business, STEM and health programs are the most numerous and growing.

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U.S. Department of Education, IPEDS Completion Survey


Top 10 Bachelor's Degrees Awarded by Minnesota Institutions, 2013
ProgramCareer ClusterNumberPercent
Business Administration and ManagementBusiness, Management and Administration2,9498%
PsychologyHealth Science2,3876%
Registered NursingHealth Science2,3286%
Biological SciencesScience, Technology, Engineering and Math1,6104%
AccountingBusiness, Management and Administration1,4404%
Elementary Education and TeachingEducation9943%
FinanceBusiness, Management and Administration8632%
Marketing/Marketing ManagementBusiness, Management and Administration8552%
EnglishLanguage and Literature Liberal Arts7722%
Multi-/Interdisciplinary StudiesScience, Technology, Engineering and Math7552%
Subtotal14,95338%
 
All Other Programs24,36662%
 
Grand Total39,319100%

Source: U.S. Department of Education, IPEDS Completion Survey


More trends in bachelor's degrees.

Top 10 Programs Comprised Half the Certificates Awarded by Minnesota Institutions, 2013
ProgramCareer ClusterNumberPercent
Nursing Assistant and Patient Care AssistantHealth Science2,52915%
CosmetologyHuman Services1,3668%
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse TrainingHealth Science1,0847%
Criminal Justice/Police ScienceLaw and Public Safety5593%
Medical/Clinical AssistantHealth Science5573%
Farm and Ranch ManagementAgriculture4533%
Culinary Arts/Chef TrainingHospitality and Tourism4523%
Welding TechnologyManufacturing4032%
Massage TherapyHealth Science3962%
CarpentryArchitecture and Manufacturing3672%
Subtotal8,16650%
 
All Other Programs8,26850%
 
Grand Total16,434100%

Source: U.S. Department of Education, IPEDS Completion Survey

More trends in certificates.


Undergraduate Awards by Race/Ethnicity as a Percent of Award Level, 2013

Students of color earned 19 percent of all awards.

Undergraduate Awards by Race/Ethnicity as a Percent of Award Level, 2013

Source: U.S. Department of Education, IPEDS Completion Survey


Data Source

Degrees and other awards conferred data are gathered and compiled by the National Center for Education Statistics at the U.S. Department of Education. Data are from the annual Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Completions Surveys.

Data are from both public and private postsecondary institutions located in Minnesota and include graduates in programs from less than one year in length through the doctorate. For more information see descriptions of program length and program categories.

 

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