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Table P42. Percentage distribution of credential-seeking undergraduates, by curriculum area and credential goal: 2007–08  
Credential goal Number of students     Total, all curriculum areas   Career education   Academic education   Undeclared
All credential-seeking undergraduates 19,440,000     100.0   62.2   29.3   8.5
Subbaccalaureate credential 9,822,000     100.0   65.0   24.0   11.0
Certificate 1,437,000     100.0   87.2   4.5   8.3
Associate's degree 8,385,000     100.0   61.2   27.4   11.4
Bachelor's degree 9,617,000     100.0   59.3   34.7   6.1
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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