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Table P106. Number and percentage distribution of subbaccalaureate less-than-one-year 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, less-than-one-year certificates 271,397 302,951 355,452 374,222 402,267 503,325
             
Academic Fields 8,415 7,674 7,549 8,746 9,290 11,558
Fine/performing arts 4,913 2,509 4,063 4,709 4,938 4,057
Humanities 1,254 672 698 845 848 1,113
Interdisciplinary studies 192 495 403 482 710 1,161
Letters/English 923 2,345 1,171 1,111 1,150 1,577
Liberal/general studies 371 279 211 390 328 2,314
Mathematics 7 39 85 60 28 34
Science 265 572 191 271 345 260
Social and behavioral sciences 490 763 727 878 943 1,042
             
Occupational Fields 262,982 295,277 347,903 365,476 392,977 491,767
Agriculture and natural resources 2,328 3,841 3,496 3,464 3,651 3,373
Business management 19,857 19,040 18,238 18,776 20,070 22,397
Business support 13,940 13,752 13,034 12,316 11,815 11,971
Communications and design 4,315 4,700 3,826 3,552 4,830 5,846
Computer and information sciences 27,990 25,954 19,041 13,127 13,326 15,866
Consumer services 29,363 33,537 41,673 42,127 43,305 45,764
Education 2,411 2,903 3,858 4,166 4,272 6,019
Eng., arch., & science tech. 15,625 15,402 10,582 9,364 11,599 16,208
Health sciences 80,850 100,531 148,374 165,440 174,408 249,259
Manufacturing, construction, repair, and transportation 44,806 46,187 51,100 58,153 71,486 82,251
Marketing 6,516 10,400 8,230 9,686 8,221 5,096
Protective services 12,412 16,519 22,447 21,785 22,840 24,276
Public, legal, and social services 2,569 2,511 4,004 3,520 3,154 3,441
             
Total percentage distribution,
less-than-one-year certificates
100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
             
Academic Fields 3.1 2.5 2.1 2.3 2.3 2.3
Fine/performing arts 1.8 0.8 1.1 1.3 1.2 0.8
Humanities 0.5 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Interdisciplinary studies 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2
Letters/English 0.3 0.8 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
Liberal/general studies 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.5
Mathematics 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Science 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Social and behavioral sciences 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
             
Occupational Fields 96.9 97.5 97.9 97.7 97.7 97.7
Agriculture and natural resources 0.9 1.3 1.0 0.9 0.9 0.7
Business management 7.3 6.3 5.1 5.0 5.0 4.4
Business support 5.1 4.5 3.7 3.3 2.9 2.4
Communications and design 1.6 1.6 1.1 0.9 1.2 1.2
Computer and information sciences 10.3 8.6 5.4 3.5 3.3 3.2
Consumer services 10.8 11.1 11.7 11.3 10.8 9.1
Education 0.9 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.2
Eng., arch., & science tech. 5.8 5.1 3.0 2.5 2.9 3.2
Health sciences 29.8 33.2 41.7 44.2 43.4 49.5
Manufacturing, construction, repair, and transportation 16.5 15.2 14.4 15.5 17.8 16.3
Marketing 2.4 3.4 2.3 2.6 2.0 1.0
Protective services 4.6 5.5 6.3 5.8 5.7 4.8
Public, legal, and social services 0.9 0.8 1.1 0.9 0.8 0.7
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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