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Table P45. Percentage distribution of credential-seeking undergraduates, by sex, race/ethnicity, age, credential goal, and curriculum area: 2007–08
Credential goal and curriculum area   Number of students   Sex   Race/ethnicity1   Age
    Total Male   Female     Total White   Black   Asian/ Pacific Islander   Other   Hispanic     Total Younger than 25   25–34   35 or older   Average age (in years)
                                                           
All credential-seeking
undergraduates
  19,440,000   100.0 43.0   57.0     100.0 62.5   14.3   6.5   3.5   13.2     100.0 65.1   20.1   14.8   25.5
                                                           
Subbaccalaureate credential   9,822,000   100.0 40.9   59.1     100.0 57.8   16.2   6.1   3.7   16.2     100.0 54.7   25.2   20.1   27.2
                                                           
Career education   6,383,000   100.0 39.0   61.0     100.0 57.4   18.3   5.6   3.5   15.2     100.0 50.1   27.6   22.3   28.0
Academic education   2,361,000   100.0 43.7   56.3     100.0 62.8   12.4   5.9   4.2   14.8     100.0 64.9   20.2   14.9   25.5
Undeclared   1,079,000   100.0 46.3   53.7     100.0 49.0   12.3   9.9   3.9   25.0     100.0 59.3   22.5   18.1   26.5
                                                           
Certificate   1,437,000   100.0 37.2   62.8     100.0 51.9   20.5   5.3   3.0   19.4     100.0 43.2   31.2   25.6   29.3
                                                           
Career education   1,253,000   100.0 36.2   63.8     100.0 52.0   21.1   4.9   2.9   19.1     100.0 44.4   30.7   24.9   29.0
Academic education   64,000   100.0 31.3   68.7     100.0 58.9   15.9   9.8   3.2 ! 12.2     100.0 39.8   27.5   32.7   30.8
Undeclared   120,000   100.0 50.6   49.4     100.0 47.7   16.3   6.6   3.2 ! 26.2     100.0 32.4   38.6   29.1   30.9
                                                           
Associate’s degree   8,385,000   100.0 41.6   58.4     100.0 58.8   15.5   6.3   3.8   15.6     100.0 56.6   24.2   19.1   26.9
                                                           
Career education   5,130,000   100.0 39.7   60.3     100.0 58.8   17.6   5.8   3.6   14.3     100.0 51.5   26.8   21.7   27.7
Academic education   2,297,000   100.0 44.0   56.0     100.0 62.9   12.3   5.8   4.2   14.8     100.0 65.6   20.0   14.4   25.3
Undeclared   959,000   100.0 45.8   54.2     100.0 49.1   11.8   10.3   4.0   24.8     100.0 62.7   20.5   16.8   26.0
                                                           
Bachelor’s degree   9,617,000   100.0 45.2   54.8     100.0 67.3   12.4   6.8   3.3   10.2     100.0 75.8   14.8   9.4   23.7
                                                           
Career education   5,700,000   100.0 46.7   53.3     100.0 67.0   13.8   6.1   3.2   9.9     100.0 71.5   17.1   11.4   24.4
Academic education   3,335,000   100.0 42.0   58.0     100.0 68.2   10.3   7.7   3.6   10.3     100.0 81.9   12.0   6.2   22.8
Undeclared   582,000   100.0 49.0   51.0     100.0 65.2   10.9   8.0   3.5   12.3     100.0 82.9   8.8   8.4   22.1
! Interpret data with caution. Standard error is more than one-third the estimate.
1 Other races includes American Indian, Alaska Native, those of two or more races, and those of other (unspecified) race. Race categories exclude those of Hispanic origin.
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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