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Title:  Trends in Undergraduate Career Education
Description: This Issue Brief examines trends in undergraduate credentials (certificates, associateís degrees, and bachelorís degrees) in career-related areas of study. These trends are examined at both the subbaccalaureate and baccalaureate levels, from 1984-85 to 2000-01. The number of undergraduate credential awards increased over this period, in both academic and career areas, and at both the subbaccalaureate and baccalaureate levels. Although career education grew at a slower pace than academic education, it remained a majority proportion of undergraduate credentials in 2000-01. In addition, of the 11 career areas of study, 6 increased as a proportion of all credentials at the subbaccalaureate level, and 4 increased at the baccalaureate level. Career areas that declined as a proportion of all credential awards were largely concentrated in business/marketing and engineering/architectural sciences, at both levels of education.
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Cover Date: March 2005
Web Release: March 17, 2005
Print Release: April 15, 2005
Publication #: NCES 2005012
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Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Lisa Hudson and Ellen Carey
Type of Product: Issue Brief
Survey/Program Areas: Career/Technical Education Statistics (CTES)
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
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Questions: For questions about the content of this Issue Brief, please contact:
Lisa Hudson.
 
 
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