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Table B02SE. Standard errors for the percentage of 199596 and 200304 beginning postsecondary students who persisted or attained a credential after 6 years, by initial degree or certificate program and field of study: 2001 and 2009
Initial degree or certificate program and field of study Persisted or attained   Attained any credential
2001   2009     2001   2009  
                   
Total, all beginning students 1.30   0.65     1.37   0.68  
                   
Total, all beginning subbaccalaureate students 1.76   0.95     1.80   0.82  
Career/technical field of study 1.50   1.20     1.86   1.03  
Agriculture and natural resources   12.73       12.68  
Business and marketing 4.24   2.80     4.09   2.20  
Communications and arts 9.77   4.07     9.91   4.18  
Computer and information sciences 6.26   4.40     8.97   4.00  
Education 8.76   3.68     8.16   3.52  
Engineering and architecture 5.40   5.31     10.45   5.08  
Health sciences 3.52   2.11     3.51   2.20  
Manufacturing, construction, repair, and transportation 6.48   5.36     5.70   5.11  
Personal services 5.58   4.33     5.37   4.59  
Public, legal, social, and protective services 4.33   4.37     3.42   4.30  
Academic field of study 2.09   3.30     2.62   2.97  
General studies and liberal arts and sciences 3.14   6.38     3.26   6.88  
Humanities   12.09       10.51  
Natural sciences and mathematics 12.75   6.36     8.77   5.10  
Psychology 17.94   7.25     17.29   6.03  
Social sciences and history   6.22       6.51  
Multi and interdisciplinary studies          
Undeclared field of study 3.74   1.69     3.44   1.64  
                   
Certificate 2.44   1.69     2.57   1.68  
Career/technical field of study 2.18   1.85     2.60   1.96  
Agriculture and natural resources          
Business and marketing 7.99   6.05     8.67   6.53  
Communications and arts          
Computer and information sciences 12.50   9.92     16.02   9.09  
Education   9.85       8.82  
Engineering and architecture 13.56   13.45     12.94   14.68  
Health sciences 4.58   3.54     5.25   3.69  
Manufacturing, construction, repair, and transportation 4.81   7.29     4.97   7.43  
Personal services 5.64   5.19     5.43   5.99  
Public, legal, social, and protective services 12.91   10.47     12.03   10.22  
Academic field of study 15.91   7.82     16.68   9.18  
Undeclared field of study 12.73   2.82     12.66   3.32  
                   
Associate’s degree 2.09   1.07     2.01   0.97  
Career/technical field of study 2.25   1.43     1.91   1.21  
Agriculture and natural resources   13.12       12.94  
Business and marketing 4.33   3.05     3.51   2.39  
Communications and arts 10.68   4.19     10.57   4.73  
Computer and information sciences 8.85   4.78     10.99   4.54  
Education 8.98   3.75     8.44   3.69  
Engineering and architecture 6.68   5.51     13.37   5.16  
Health sciences 4.38   2.35     3.89   2.26  
Manufacturing, construction, repair, and transportation 16.36   7.47     11.44   6.26  
Personal services   8.42       6.68  
Public, legal, social, and protective services 3.74   4.68     4.05   4.60  
Academic field of study 2.46   3.48     3.03   3.15  
General studies and liberal arts and sciences 2.97   7.05     3.90   7.64  
Humanities   13.08       11.21  
Natural sciences and mathematics 14.58   6.34     9.31   5.16  
Psychology 17.96   7.66     17.30   6.41  
Social sciences and history   6.96       7.06  
Multi and interdisciplinary studies          
Undeclared field of study 3.30   1.80     3.12   1.57  
                   
Total, all beginning baccalaureate students 0.92   0.81     1.28   1.02  
Career field of study 1.05   1.01     1.30   1.28  
Agriculture and natural resources 6.83   5.09     8.65   5.70  
Business and marketing 1.98   2.43     2.12   2.51  
Communications and arts 2.13   2.11     3.49   2.46  
Computer and information sciences 4.67   4.99     6.67   4.93  
Education 2.13   2.11     2.93   2.72  
Engineering and architecture 2.26   2.11     2.94   2.95  
Health sciences 2.34   2.71     2.58   2.76  
Manufacturing, construction, repair, and transportation   6.04       7.62  
Personal services   9.45       9.62  
Public, legal, social, and protective services 3.51   3.72     4.58   4.53  
Academic field of study 1.25   1.51     1.91   1.92  
General studies and liberal arts and sciences 4.65   5.92     5.94   6.68  
Humanities 4.46   3.99     6.43   4.45  
Natural sciences and mathematics 2.61   2.39     3.30   2.64  
Psychology 3.24   2.87     5.11   3.84  
Social sciences and history 2.84   2.94     3.27   3.68  
Multi and interdisciplinary studies 5.95       7.89    
Undeclared field of study 1.93   1.46     2.34   1.65  
† Not applicable.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 199596 and 200304 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Studies, Second Follow-ups (BPS:96/01 and BPS:04/09).

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