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Table 311. Certificates below the associate's degree level conferred by degree-granting and non-degree-granting institutions, by length of curriculum, sex of student, institution level and control, and discipline division: 2010-11
Discipline division Less-than-1-year awards 1- to less-than-4-year awards
Total Sex Institution level Total Sex Institution level Institution control
Males Females Non-degree-granting (less-than-2-year) Degree-granting (2-year and 4-year) Males Females Non-degree-granting (less-than-2-year) Degree-granting (2-year and 4-year) Public Non-
profit
For-
profit
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Total 482,947 201,362 281,585 134,563 348,384 546,610 190,321 356,289 235,014 311,596 218,049 18,623 309,938
Agriculture and natural resources, total 3,636 2,370 1,266 192 3,444 2,511 1,566 945 264 2,247 2,328 101 82
Agriculture, agriculture operations, and related sciences
    related sciences
2,821 1,688 1,133 192 2,629 2,377 1,468 909 256 2,121 2,214 81 82
Natural resources and conservation 815 682 133 0 815 134 98 36 8 126 114 20 0
Architecture and related services 219 141 78 0 219 125 66 59 25 100 114 11 0
Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 415 120 295 0 415 72 19 53 0 72 71 1 0
                           
Biological and biomedical sciences 162 66 96 6 156 86 32 54 61 25 34 3 49
Business, management, marketing, and support services 42,599 13,370 29,229 6,134 36,465 23,591 6,380 17,211 4,559 19,032 19,006 1,537 3,048
Accounting and related services 8,013 1,912 6,101 760 7,253 5,793 1,355 4,438 909 4,884 4,554 484 755
Business/commerce, general 1,128 491 637 4 1,124 1,298 696 602 13 1,285 1,275 0 23
Business administration, management, and operations 6,777 2,660 4,117 69 6,708 3,162 1,140 2,022 163 2,999 2,570 382 210
Management information systems and services 904 562 342 228 676 889 579 310 314 575 640 0 249
Business operations support and assistant services 12,462 2,581 9,881 2,290 10,172 8,332 1,156 7,176 2,533 5,799 6,481 454 1,397
Business and management, other 13,315 5,164 8,151 2,783 10,532 4,117 1,454 2,663 627 3,490 3,486 217 414
                           
Communication, journalism, and related programs 2,436 1,422 1,014 1,380 1,056 728 415 313 325 403 232 152 344
Communications technologies 2,268 1,571 697 795 1,473 2,684 2,011 673 1,538 1,146 1,351 60 1,273
Computer and information sciences and support services 17,332 11,932 5,400 3,527 13,805 10,493 7,724 2,769 2,740 7,753 6,189 424 3,880
Construction trades 12,021 11,320 701 2,036 9,985 17,529 16,648 881 4,823 12,706 10,467 651 6,411
                           
Education 5,095 639 4,456 177 4,918 3,211 410 2,801 617 2,594 2,337 544 330
Engineering 360 304 56 28 332 194 159 35 74 120 147 41 6
Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields1 16,563 14,530 2,033 3,080 13,483 20,238 18,381 1,857 7,133 13,105 8,056 363 11,819
English language and literature/letters 2,315 802 1,513 810 1,505 198 61 137 25 173 82 16 100
                           
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 13,806 1,740 12,066 1,492 12,314 3,192 253 2,939 298 2,894 3,112 56 24
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 967 206 761 0 967 543 80 463 0 543 521 22 0
                           
Health professions and related programs 213,619 41,496 172,123 67,108 146,511 249,418 35,416 214,002 98,617 150,801 76,056 9,578 163,784
Dental assisting 9,814 967 8,847 3,477 6,337 17,089 1,673 15,416 6,088 11,001 4,497 73 12,519
Emergency medical technician (EMT paramedic)
    paramedic)
17,281 11,548 5,733 1,650 15,631 4,835 3,574 1,261 539 4,296 4,213 224 398
Medical lab technician 12,060 2,397 9,663 2,954 9,106 4,011 1,129 2,882 1,049 2,962 2,496 411 1,104
Medical assisting 57,444 9,664 47,780 19,357 38,087 95,217 11,417 83,800 43,413 51,804 9,472 1,607 84,138
Nursing assisting 48,353 6,657 41,696 10,881 37,472 1,505 149 1,356 340 1,165 466 47 992
Practical nursing 6,481 794 5,687 412 6,069 57,884 7,314 50,570 20,242 37,642 38,569 2,225 17,090
Nursing, R.N. and other 2,328 288 2,040 40 2,288 4,346 582 3,764 2,583 1,763 1,538 2,539 269
Health sciences, other 59,858 9,181 50,677 28,337 31,521 64,531 9,578 54,953 24,363 40,168 14,805 2,452 47,274
Homeland security, law enforcement, and firefighting 24,233 18,744 5,489 3,254 20,979 7,790 5,135 2,655 315 7,475 6,682 155 953
Criminal justice and corrections 16,737 11,994 4,743 1,358 15,379 6,405 3,943 2,462 293 6,112 5,485 21 899
Fire control and safety 6,506 6,062 444 1,484 5,022 1,141 1,087 54 22 1,119 1,141 0 0
Homeland security and related protective services, other 990 688 302 412 578 244 105 139 0 244 56 134 54
                           
Legal professions and studies 2,368 339 2,029 230 2,138 3,510 561 2,949 750 2,760 2,181 226 1,103
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies, and humanities 2,417 845 1,572 0 2,417 23,579 9,499 14,080 0 23,579 23,558 21 0
Library science 213 30 183 0 213 73 3 70 0 73 73 0 0
                           
Mathematics and statistics 61 50 11 0 61 14 11 3 0 14 13 1 0
Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 33,700 31,881 1,819 5,545 28,155 55,482 53,357 2,125 27,262 28,220 22,170 731 32,581
Military technologies and applied sciences 32 25 7 0 32 88 73 15 0 88 88 0 0
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 1,530 774 756 25 1,505 1,309 559 750 0 1,309 1,289 20 0
                           
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies 912 509 403 231 681 829 513 316 310 519 269 0 560
Personal and culinary services 37,152 6,939 30,213 25,959 11,193 93,554 12,699 80,855 78,880 14,674 13,703 1,205 78,646
Philosophy and religious studies 90 41 49 0 90 34 20 14 0 34 1 33 0
Physical sciences and science technologies 633 373 260 222 411 541 354 187 22 519 500 0 41
Physical sciences 87 44 43 0 87 9 6 3 0 9 9 0 0
Science technologies/technicians 546 329 217 222 324 532 348 184 22 510 491 0 41
Precision production 16,095 15,274 821 2,005 14,090 13,269 12,588 681 4,237 9,032 9,674 655 2,940
Psychology 15 6 9 0 15 54 7 47 0 54 46 8 0
Public administration and social services 1,167 230 937 15 1,152 654 143 511 0 654 640 14 0
                           
Social sciences and history 565 332 233 0 565 296 174 122 0 296 260 36 0
Social sciences 539 329 210 0 539 295 173 122 0 295 260 35 0
History 26 3 23 0 26 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0
                           
Theology and religious vocations 135 54 81 0 135 1,061 472 589 621 440 0 1,060 1
Transportation and materials moving 22,587 20,768 1,819 8,693 13,894 980 920 60 420 560 589 28 363
                           
Visual and performing arts 5,229 2,119 3,110 1,619 3,610 8,680 3,612 5,068 1,098 7,582 6,210 870 1,600
Fine and studio arts 1,369 412 957 1,244 125 4,325 1,605 2,720 8 4,317 4,303 19 3
Music and dance 433 312 121 68 365 474 325 149 140 334 117 162 195
Visual and performing arts, other 3,427 1,395 2,032 307 3,120 3,881 1,682 2,199 950 2,931 1,790 689 1,402
1 Excludes "Construction trades" and "Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians," which are listed separately.
NOTE: Includes both degree-granting and non-degree-granting institutions that participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs. Degree-granting institutions grant degrees at the associate's or higher level, while non-degree-granting institutions grant only awards below that level.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Fall 2011, Completions component. (This table was prepared June 2012.)
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