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Table P107. Number and percentage distribution of subbaccalaureate certificates of one year or more 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, certificates of one year or more 280,924 279,627 332,335 341,179 347,609 432,464
             
Academic Fields 4,495 7,254 7,031 9,464 12,267 21,939
Fine/performing arts 1,667 2,534 2,376 4,215 5,075 5,367
Humanities 190 348 371 526 508 474
Interdisciplinary studies 188 193 348 515 959 1,151
Letters/English 94 531 484 280 654 344
Liberal/general studies 2,038 3,408 3,166 3,491 4,636 14,089
Mathematics 96 5 8 12 3 2
Science 54 57 46 47 100 136
Social and behavioral sciences 168 178 232 378 332 376
             
Occupational Fields 276,429 272,373 325,304 331,715 335,342 410,525
Agriculture and natural resources 2,412 2,574 2,051 2,118 2,029 2,189
Business management 15,788 15,048 14,030 11,765 10,646 12,456
Business support 16,430 13,678 12,499 9,004 6,942 7,010
Communications and design 6,827 6,609 6,686 5,271 4,925 6,047
Computer and information sciences 20,542 19,081 15,478 8,640 6,491 8,725
Consumer services 49,718 55,536 60,255 63,586 67,571 85,438
Education 1,117 1,555 2,639 2,812 2,292 3,424
Eng., arch., & science tech. 17,522 13,704 13,105 9,382 10,085 14,311
Health sciences 82,530 85,474 126,019 143,160 148,029 182,604
Manufacturing, construction, repair, and transportation 53,214 48,979 60,495 63,780 64,362 76,425
Marketing 1,575 1,488 1,173 1,171 1,294 959
Protective services 3,653 4,358 5,356 5,870 6,010 6,018
Public, legal, and social services 5,101 4,289 5,518 5,156 4,666 4,919
             
Total percentage distribution,
certificates of one year or more
100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
             
Academic Fields 1.6 2.6 2.1 2.8 3.5 5.1
Fine/performing arts 0.6 0.9 0.7 1.2 1.5 1.2
Humanities 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1
Interdisciplinary studies 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.3
Letters/English 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1
Liberal/general studies 0.7 1.2 1.0 1.0 1.3 3.3
Mathematics 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Science 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Social and behavioral sciences 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
             
Occupational Fields 98.4 97.4 97.9 97.2 96.5 94.9
Agriculture and natural resources 0.9 0.9 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5
Business management 5.6 5.4 4.2 3.4 3.1 2.9
Business support 5.8 4.9 3.8 2.6 2.0 1.6
Communications and design 2.4 2.4 2.0 1.5 1.4 1.4
Computer and information sciences 7.3 6.8 4.7 2.5 1.9 2.0
Consumer services 17.7 19.9 18.1 18.6 19.4 19.8
Education 0.4 0.6 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.8
Eng., arch., & science tech. 6.2 4.9 3.9 2.7 2.9 3.3
Health sciences 29.4 30.6 37.9 42.0 42.6 42.2
Manufacturing, construction, repair, and transportation 18.9 17.5 18.2 18.7 18.5 17.7
Marketing 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.2
Protective services 1.3 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.7 1.4
Public, legal, and social services 1.8 1.5 1.7 1.5 1.3 1.1
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). "Certificates of one year or more" includes all certificates that are at least one year, but less than four years, in length.
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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