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Table P44. Percentage distribution of subbaccalaureate credential-seeking undergraduates, by credential goal, curriculum area, and career field of study: 2007–08
Curriculum area and career field of study   Number of students   Total, sub-
baccalaureate students
  Certificate   Associate's degree
                       
All subbaccalaureate credential-seeking undergraduates   9,822,000   100.0   14.6   85.4
                 
Career field of study   6,383,000   100.0   19.6   80.4
Agriculture and natural resources   58,000   100.0   13.0   87.0
Business and marketing1   1,392,000   100.0   5.8   94.2
Communications and design   78,000   100.0   5.8   94.2
Computer and information sciences   377,000   100.0   10.8   89.2
Consumer services   407,000   100.0   50.6   49.4
Education   454,000   100.0   7.1   92.9
Engineering and architecture   467,000   100.0   15.2   84.8
Health sciences   2,192,000   100.0   25.8   74.2
Manufacturing, construction, repair, and transportation   376,000   100.0   46.1   53.9
Protective services   402,000   100.0   14.6   85.4
Public, legal, and social services   181,000   100.0   7.5   92.5
Academic education   2,361,000   100.0   2.7   97.3
Undeclared   1,079,000   100.0   11.1   88.9
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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