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Table P43. Percentage distribution of credential-seeking undergraduates in career education, by control and level of institution, credential goal, and career field of study: 2007–08
Credential goal and career field of study Number of students     All insti-
tutions
  Public institutions     Private not-for-profit institutions     Private
for-profit institutions
    More than one institution  
  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 in
career education
12,083,000     100.0   66.4   28.9   36.8   0.6     12.7   12.3   0.4     13.5     7.3  
                                                     
Subbaccalaureate credential 6,383,000     100.0   72.8   3.4   68.3   1.2     2.0   1.2   0.8     19.3     5.9  
                                                     
Agriculture and natural resources 58,000     100.0   91.4   7.1   83.8   0.5 !   1.0 ! #   1.0 !   1.2 !   6.5 !
Business and marketing1 1,392,000     100.0   76.7   3.1   73.2   0.4     2.5   2.0   0.5 !   14.5     6.3  
Communications and design 78,000     100.0   88.6   4.4 ! 84.0   0.2 !   0.4 ! #   0.4 !   3.6     7.5 !
Computer and information sciences 377,000     100.0   71.9   2.4   68.6   0.9     1.2   0.7 ! 0.6     21.2     5.7  
Consumer services 407,000     100.0   44.0   1.3 ! 40.5   2.1     2.2 ! 2.1 ! 0.1 !   50.4     3.5 !
Education 454,000     100.0   89.0   3.2   85.7   0.1 !   2.0 ! 1.7 ! 0.3 !   1.7     7.3  
Engineering and architecture 467,000     100.0   79.9   5.4   73.4   1.1     1.6   0.7   1.0 !   11.0     7.4  
Health sciences 2,192,000     100.0   66.4   3.3   61.4   1.7     2.1   0.9   1.1     25.3     6.2  
Manufacturing, construction, repair, and transportation 376,000     100.0   82.3   4.6   73.8   3.9     2.2 ! 0.3 ! 2.0 !   13.0 !   2.5  
Protective services 402,000     100.0   81.1   3.4   76.9   0.8 !   0.8 ! 0.8 ! 0.1 !   12.7     5.4  
Public, legal, and social services 181,000     100.0   78.3   2.7   75.4   0.3 !   1.7 ! 1.0 ! 0.7 !   15.3     4.7 !
                                                     
Certificate in career education 1,253,000     100.0   47.4   2.0   39.2   6.2     2.1 ! 1.1   1.0 !   46.9     3.5 !
                                                     
Agriculture and natural resources 8,000     100.0   91.4   3.9 ! 83.9   3.6 !   1.1 ! #   1.1 !   1.1 !   6.4 !
Business and marketing1 81,000     100.0   78.1   4.5 ! 66.1   7.5 !   1.8 ! 1.0 ! 0.8 !   13.8     6.3 !
Communications and design                              
Computer and information sciences 41,000     100.0   69.0   0.6 ! 60.0   8.4     1.1 ! 0.8 ! 0.3 !   26.9     3.0 !
Consumer services 206,000     100.0   18.4   0.2 ! 14.1   4.1     0.6 ! 0.5 ! #     78.1     2.9 !
Education 32,000     100.0   72.9   5.5 ! 66.1   1.3 !   16.9 ! 16.2 ! 0.7 !   6.4 !   3.8 !
Engineering and architecture 71,000     100.0   66.1   1.4 ! 57.8   7.0 !   2.0 ! #   2.0 !   30.4 !   1.5 !
Health sciences 565,000     100.0   35.4   1.3   27.7   6.5     2.0 ! 0.9   1.1 !   58.3     4.3 !
Manufacturing, construction, repair, and transportation 173,000     100.0   70.3   3.0   58.9   8.4     2.2 ! 0.2 ! 2.0 !   26.4     1.0 !
Protective services 59,000     100.0   88.7   6.6 ! 76.9   5.2 !   0.6 ! 0.6 ! #     7.0 !   3.7 !
Public, legal, and social services 14,000     100.0   75.8   5.4 ! 66.7   3.6 !   3.9 ! 3.9 ! #     17.8 !   2.5 !
                                                     
Associate's degree in career education 5,130,000     100.0   79.1   3.7   75.3   #     1.9   1.2   0.7     12.5     6.5  
                                                     
Agriculture and natural resources 50,000     100.0   91.3   7.6   83.7   #     1.0 ! #   1.0 !   1.2 !   6.5 !
Business and marketing1 1,310,000     100.0   76.6   3.0   73.6   #     2.6   2.1   0.5 !   14.5     6.3  
Communications and design 73,000     100.0   88.9   4.5 ! 84.5   #     0.4 ! #   0.4 !   3.4     7.3 !
Computer and information sciences 336,000     100.0   72.3   2.6   69.7   #     1.3   0.7 ! 0.6     20.5     6.0  
Consumer services 201,000     100.0   70.1   2.5 ! 67.6   #     3.8 ! 3.7 ! 0.1 !   21.9     4.1 !
Education 422,000     100.0   90.2   3.1   87.2   #     0.9   0.6 ! 0.3 !   1.3     7.5  
Engineering and architecture 396,000     100.0   82.3   6.2   76.2   #     1.6   0.8   0.8 !   7.6     8.5  
Health sciences 1,627,000     100.0   77.2   4.1   73.1   #     2.1   0.9   1.1     13.9     6.9  
Manufacturing, construction, repair, and transportation 203,000     100.0   92.6   6.0   86.6   #     2.2 ! 0.3 ! 1.9 !   1.5     3.7  
Protective services 344,000     100.0   79.8   2.9   76.9   #     0.9 ! 0.8 ! 0.1 !   13.6     5.7  
Public, legal, and social services 167,000     100.0   78.6   2.5 ! 76.1   #     1.5 ! 0.7 ! 0.8 !   15.1     4.9 !
                                                     
Bachelor's degree in career education 5,700,000     100.0   59.2   57.5   1.7   #     24.8   24.8   #     7.1     8.9  
                                                     
Agriculture and natural resources 114,000     100.0   77.9   75.6   2.3 ! #     10.3   10.3   #     #     11.8  
Business and marketing1 1,958,000     100.0   51.7   50.2   1.5   #     28.8   28.7   #     10.9     8.6  
Communications and design 381,000     100.0   65.9   65.5   0.4 ! #     25.5   25.5   #     2.1 !   6.5  
Computer and information sciences 317,000     100.0   48.5   46.3   2.2   #     21.2   21.2   #     22.4     7.9  
Consumer services 251,000     100.0   67.4   66.8   0.6 ! #     19.8   19.8   #     3.9     8.9  
Education 743,000     100.0   66.6   65.2   1.4   #     22.3   22.3   #     1.4 !   9.7  
Engineering and architecture 656,000     100.0   71.5   70.8   0.7   #     18.7   18.7   #     2.0     7.8  
Health sciences 778,000     100.0   60.0   56.3   3.7   #     24.4   24.4   #     4.2     11.5  
Manufacturing, construction, repair, and transportation 47,000     100.0   55.7   47.5   8.3 ! #     37.6   37.6   #     0.2 !   6.6 !
Protective services 267,000     100.0   57.9   56.6   1.3 ! #     19.2   19.2   #     14.3     8.6  
Public, legal, and social services 188,000     100.0   46.9   45.0   2.0 ! #     40.2   40.2   #     5.1     7.8  
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution. Standard error is more than one-third the estimate.
‡ Reporting standards not met; too few cases to report.
1 Business and marketing includes business management, business support, and marketing.
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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