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Table P105. Number and percentage distribution of subbaccalaureate certificates awarded by Title IV postsecondary institutions, by field of study: United States, selected years 2000 to 2010

Field of study 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010
             
Total count, all subbaccalaureate
certificates
552,321 582,578 687,787 715,401 749,876 935,789
             
Academic Fields 12,910 14,928 14,580 18,210 21,557 33,497
Fine/performing arts 6,580 5,043 6,439 8,924 10,013 9,424
Humanities 1,444 1,020 1,069 1,371 1,356 1,587
Interdisciplinary studies 380 688 751 997 1,669 2,312
Letters/English 1,017 2,876 1,655 1,391 1,804 1,921
Liberal/general studies 2,409 3,687 3,377 3,881 4,964 16,403
Mathematics 103 44 93 72 31 36
Science 319 629 237 318 445 396
Social and behavioral sciences 658 941 959 1,256 1,275 1,418
             
Occupational Fields 539,411 567,650 673,207 697,191 728,319 902,292
Agriculture and natural resources 4,740 6,415 5,547 5,582 5,680 5,562
Business management 35,645 34,088 32,268 30,541 30,716 34,853
Business support 30,370 27,430 25,533 21,320 18,757 18,981
Communications and design 11,142 11,309 10,512 8,823 9,755 11,893
Computer and information sciences 48,532 45,035 34,519 21,767 19,817 24,591
Consumer services 79,081 89,073 101,928 105,713 110,876 131,202
Education 3,528 4,458 6,497 6,978 6,564 9,443
Eng., arch., & science tech. 33,147 29,106 23,687 18,746 21,684 30,519
Health sciences 163,380 186,005 274,393 308,600 322,437 431,863
Manufacturing, construction, repair, and transportation 98,020 95,166 111,595 121,933 135,848 158,676
Marketing 8,091 11,888 9,403 10,857 9,515 6,055
Protective services 16,065 20,877 27,803 27,655 28,850 30,294
Public, legal, and social services 7,670 6,800 9,522 8,676 7,820 8,360
             
Total percentage distribution,
all subbaccalaureate certificates
100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
             
Academic Fields 2.3 2.6 2.1 2.5 2.9 3.6
Fine/performing arts 1.2 0.9 0.9 1.2 1.3 1.0
Humanities 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Interdisciplinary studies 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2
Letters/English 0.2 0.5 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Liberal/general studies 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.7 1.8
Mathematics 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Science 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0
Social and behavioral sciences 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2
             
Occupational Fields 97.7 97.4 97.9 97.5 97.1 96.4
Agriculture and natural resources 0.9 1.1 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.6
Business management 6.5 5.9 4.7 4.3 4.1 3.7
Business support 5.5 4.7 3.7 3.0 2.5 2.0
Communications and design 2.0 1.9 1.5 1.2 1.3 1.3
Computer and information sciences 8.8 7.7 5.0 3.0 2.6 2.6
Consumer services 14.3 15.3 14.8 14.8 14.8 14.0
Education 0.6 0.8 0.9 1.0 0.9 1.0
Eng., arch., & science tech. 6.0 5.0 3.4 2.6 2.9 3.3
Health sciences 29.6 31.9 39.9 43.1 43.0 46.1
Manufacturing, construction, repair, and transportation 17.7 16.3 16.2 17.0 18.1 17.0
Marketing 1.5 2.0 1.4 1.5 1.3 0.6
Protective services 2.9 3.6 4.0 3.9 3.8 3.2
Public, legal, and social services 1.4 1.2 1.4 1.2 1.0 0.9
NOTE: The variables used in this table from the IPEDS Institutional Characteristics file are FIPS, PSET4FLG, SECTOR. This table includes only Title IV, postsecondary institutions (PSET4FLG EQ 1 [EQ 1 or 3, after 2008] and 1 GE SECTOR LE 9) that are located in the United States (FIPS LT 57). Title IV institutions are those with a written agreement with the Secretary of Education that allows the institutions to participate in any of the Title IV federal student financial assistance programs. The variables used in this table from the IPEDS Completions file are CIPCODE, AWLEVEL, MAJORNUM (EQ 1) and CTOTALT (or CRACE15 and CRACE16 for 2000, and CRACE24 for 2002). Data for a given year combine that year's Institutional Characteristics survey data (e.g., 2000-2001) with completions reported for the prior year (e.g., 1999-2000).
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Institutional Characteristics (IC) and Completions Component, Selected years 2000 through 2010.
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