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Table P41. Percentage distribution of credential-seeking undergraduates, by control and level of institution, credential goal, and curriculum area: 2007–08
Credential goal and curriculum area Number of students     All insti-
tutions
  Public institutions   Private not-for-profit institutions   Private for-profit insti-
tutions
    More than one insti-
tution
 
All public   4-year   2-year   Less- than-
2-year
  All private not-for-profit   4-year   Less- than-
4-year
All credential-seeking
undergraduates
19,440,000     100.0   69.4   30.5   38.4   0.4     13.6   13.2   0.3     9.3     7.8  
                                                     
Subbaccalaureate credential 9,822,000     100.0   78.2   3.3   73.9   0.9     1.6   1.0   0.7     13.5     6.7  
                                                     
Career education 6,383,000     100.0   72.8   3.4   68.3   1.2     2.0   1.2   0.8     19.3     5.9  
Certificate 1,253,000     100.0   47.4   2.0   39.2   6.2     2.1 ! 1.1   1.0 !   46.9     3.5 !
Associate's degree 5,130,000     100.0   79.1   3.7   75.3   #     1.9   1.2   0.7     12.5     6.5  
Academic education 2,361,000     100.0   89.3   3.8   85.4   0.1 !   1.1   0.6   0.5 !   1.8     7.7  
Undeclared 1,079,000     100.0   85.2   2.2 ! 82.3   0.7 !   0.8   0.7   0.2 !   5.2     8.8 !
                                                     
Bachelor’s degree 9,617,000     100.0   60.4   58.3   2.2   #     25.7   25.7   #     4.9     8.9  
                                                     
Career education 5,700,000     100.0   59.2   57.5   1.7   #     24.8   24.8   #     7.1     8.9  
Academic education 3,335,000     100.0   63.2   61.7   1.5   #     26.5   26.5   #     1.7     8.7  
Undeclared 582,000     100.0   56.8   46.0   10.8   #     31.1   31.1   #     1.4 !   10.7  
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution. Standard error is more than one-third the estimate.
NOTE: Data include the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 2007–08 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:08).
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