Higher Education Graduation Longitudinal Analysis - Statewide by Degree Level
This report shows levels of degrees conferred by school year. Data for each selected institution type appear on separate pages with individual pages accessible via a pulldown menu. A summary page for all selected institution types is available from the page selection "Total".
Higher Education Graduation. All degrees and certificates awarded to students in active Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved programs are reported once a year in the fall immediately following the school year in which students received their degrees and certificates. (Source: THECB CBM009 Graduation Report)
Higher Education Institution Type.
- Texas Public Universities - four-year universities and two-year, upper division universities and centers
- Texas Public Two-year Colleges - two-year community, technical and lower-division state colleges
- Texas Public Health-related institutions*
*Prior versions of this report may have contained Baylor College of Medicine, but as of December 16, 2010, this report was revised to include only public health-related institutions.
Level of Degree Conferred.
- Associate degree - an award that normally requires at least two years of full-time equivalent college work, awarded by two-year colleges and a few universities.
- Baccalaureate degree - an award that requires at least four but less than five years of full-time undegraduate college work, awarded by universities and health-related institutions.
- Master's degree - a graduate award that requires at least the full-time equivalent of one but not more than two academic years beyond a baccalaureate degree and is awarded by universities and health-related institutions that have approved master's level programs.
- Doctoral degree - the highest award a student can earn for graduate study and is awarded by universities and health-related institutions that have approved doctoral level programs.
- Special/Professional degree - a graduate award that requires completion of the academic requirements to begin practice in the profession, awarded by universities and health-related institutions that have approved special/professional programs. These degrees include law, optometry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, dentistry, and medicine.
- Certificate - a formal award certifying the satisfactory completion of a postsecondary education program from a two-year institution comprised of at least 15 semester credit hours and not more than 59 semester credit hours.
- Enhanced skills certificate - an award that is associated with an AAS (Associate in Applied Science) or AAA (Associate in Applied Arts) degree program from a two-year institution, comprised of at least 6 and not more than 15 semester credit hours.
- Associate (certificate only) - a certificate awarded by health-related institutions from an approved associate, baccalaureate or master's level program.
- Baccalaureate-Level certificate – an upper-level undergraduate certificate requiring completion of an organized program of study that includes 21-36 hours in disciplinary areas where the institution already offers an undergraduate degree program.
- Graduate-Level certificate – a graduate-level certificate that requires the completion of an organized program of study that includes 16-29 hours in disciplinary areas where the institution already offers a graduate program at the same level as the certificate.
- Advanced Technology certificate (ATC) – a certificate that has a specific associate or baccalaureate degree (or, in some circumstances, junior-level standing in a baccalaureate degree program) as prerequisite for admission. It must consist of at least 16 and no more than 50 semester credit hours. It must be focused, clearly related to the prerequisite degree, and justifiable to meet industry or external agency requirements.
School Year. The reporting period consisting of the fall, spring, and summer semesters that begins generally in September and runs through the following August. Fall 2001, spring 2002 and summer 2002 comprise school year 2001-2002, also referred to as school year 2002.