Degrees Awarded - Data Sources
The data presented come from Banner Student data, maintained by the Registrar, using a SAS/Enterprise Guide query. Each degree awarded is matched with the department and college currently offering the program using the Banner curriculum code, consisting of the degree college code, degree code, and major code. Obsolete and discontinued college-degree-major codes are assigned to the current department and college that would have been responsible for that program, using a table maintained by Institutional Research.
The numbers in each cell of these tables represent the number of students who were awarded a specific degree in any given semester each year. We are counting "degrees awarded," not the number of students who graduated (which would be a lower number) nor the number of majors those students completed (which would be a higher number). The values are determined using the "count distinct" function. Students with multiple majors are counted once in each cell in the table as displayed, with the exception that the same degree awarded in different terms during a year has been counted each term. For example:
A student who completes a Bachelor of Arts degree with two majors in different departments, e.g. History and Political Science, in the same term of a given year is counted once on all rows for that year, except for those tables showing departments, where he or she is counted once in each History and Political Science.
A student who completes a Bachelor of Science degree in the fall with a major in History and completes a second Bachelor of Science with a major in Political Science in the spring of the same year is counted twice on all rows for that year, except for those tables showing the departments, degrees or majors, where he or she is counted once in each History and Political Science.
A student who completes a BA degree with two majors in the same department, e.g. Advertising and Public Relations, in the same term of a given year is counted once on all rows for that year, except for those tables showing the majors, where he or she is counted once in each Advertising and Public Relations.
Please contact Institutional Research if you have questions about these tables, the assignment of degrees and majors to departments and/or colleges, or to request different reports.