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Table P74. Number of undergraduate career education credentials awarded by Title IV postsecondary institutions, by control and level of institution and credential level: United States, 1997 to 2006
Control and level of institution and credential level 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
                     
Total, all institutions 1,553,859 1,527,839 1,482,463 1,586,827 1,573,744 1,660,318 1,835,114 1,919,131 1,984,396 2,022,885
                     
Subbaccalaureate credentials 873,483 837,087 809,800 854,044 832,749 888,219 1,012,955 1,068,311 1,115,168 1,127,637
Certificates 498,482 476,479 457,240 496,524 470,085 521,518 603,550 640,374 667,477 667,440
Associate's degrees 375,001 360,608 352,560 357,520 362,664 366,701 409,405 427,937 447,691 460,197
Bachelor's degrees 680,376 690,752 672,663 732,783 740,995 772,099 822,159 850,820 869,228 895,248
                     
Control and level of institution                    
                     
Public 4-year institutions 492,195 494,395 468,164 513,203 516,832 533,132 568,417 587,730 598,188 609,288
                     
Subbaccalaureate credentials 35,591 34,373 30,497 32,472 32,819 33,305 38,386 43,231 44,385 46,702
Certificates 9,254 7,714 6,979 7,502 8,525 8,235 9,479 10,193 10,329 12,262
Associate's degrees 26,337 26,659 23,518 24,970 24,294 25,070 28,907 33,038 34,056 34,440
Bachelor's degrees 456,604 460,022 437,667 480,731 484,013 499,827 530,031 544,499 553,803 562,586
                     
Public 2-year institutions 463,439 423,805 410,163 406,546 429,688 440,476 526,157 553,243 573,684 573,150
                     
Subbaccalaureate credentials 463,439 423,805 410,161 406,546 429,688 440,476 526,157 553,243 573,682 573,150
Certificates 216,879 194,683 187,129 190,173 211,215 222,346 283,797 300,559 311,073 306,698
Associate's degrees 246,560 229,122 223,032 216,373 218,473 218,130 242,360 252,684 262,609 266,452
Bachelor's degrees 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
                     
Public less-than-2-year institutions 58,243 65,809 66,002 72,592 47,011 51,429 43,058 33,513 29,772 30,377
                     
Subbaccalaureate credentials 58,243 65,809 66,002 72,592 47,011 51,429 43,058 33,513 29,772 30,377
Certificates 58,223 65,636 65,782 72,363 46,899 51,356 42,949 33,469 29,740 30,357
Associate's degrees 20 173 220 229 112 73 109 44 32 20
Bachelor's degrees 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                     
Private not-for-profit 4-year institutions 242,993 248,201 250,976 264,481 268,922 281,427 296,517 301,255 304,406 311,052
                     
Subbaccalaureate credentials 30,669 30,536 30,236 31,396 33,708 34,267 34,629 35,800 35,887 38,239
Certificates 5,671 6,668 5,497 6,800 7,548 7,801 8,092 8,799 8,146 8,724
Associate's degrees 24,998 23,868 24,739 24,596 26,160 26,466 26,537 27,001 27,741 29,515
Bachelor's degrees 212,324 217,665 220,740 233,085 235,214 247,160 261,888 265,455 268,519 272,813
                     
Private not-for-profit 2-year institutions 23,583 22,370 20,307 20,726 17,947 18,602 22,001 20,216 19,660 18,694
                     
Subbaccalaureate credentials 23,583 22,370 20,307 20,726 17,947 18,602 22,001 20,216 19,660 18,694
Certificates 5,420 4,627 5,597 5,857 5,227 5,444 7,745 7,115 7,033 6,998
Associate's degrees 18,163 17,743 14,710 14,869 12,720 13,158 14,256 13,101 12,627 11,696
Bachelor's degrees 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                     
Private not-for-profit less-than-2-year institutions 7,139 6,577 4,203 4,351 6,633 10,271 11,587 9,905 11,342 10,819
                     
Subbaccalaureate credentials 7,139 6,577 4,203 4,351 6,633 10,271 11,587 9,905 11,342 10,819
Certificates 7,139 6,577 3,972 4,227 6,633 9,979 11,583 9,905 11,342 10,819
Associate's degrees 0 0 231 124 0 292 4 0 0 0
Bachelor's degrees 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                     
Private for-profit 4-year institutions 26,617 31,086 36,480 44,426 48,819 57,039 69,615 90,094 103,033 121,489
                     
Subbaccalaureate credentials 15,169 18,023 22,226 25,459 27,051 31,927 39,375 49,228 56,129 61,640
Certificates 2,396 2,500 3,651 4,107 5,035 5,152 5,726 9,013 11,445 13,588
Associate's degrees 12,773 15,523 18,575 21,352 22,016 26,775 33,649 40,215 44,684 48,052
Bachelor's degrees 11,448 13,063 14,254 18,967 21,768 25,112 30,240 40,866 46,904 59,849
                     
Private for-profit 2-year institutions 98,112 101,448 100,709 114,801 106,242 109,717 126,806 142,128 153,385 162,923
                     
Subbaccalaureate credentials 98,112 101,446 100,709 114,801 106,242 109,717 126,806 142,128 153,385 162,923
Certificates 52,054 54,055 53,491 59,909 47,971 53,463 63,297 80,390 87,469 93,082
Associate's degrees 46,058 47,391 47,218 54,892 58,271 56,254 63,509 61,738 65,916 69,841
Bachelor's degrees 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                     
Private for-profit less-than-2-year institutions 141,538 134,148 125,459 145,701 131,650 158,225 170,956 181,047 190,926 185,093
                     
Subbaccalaureate credentials 141,538 134,148 125,459 145,701 131,650 158,225 170,956 181,047 190,926 185,093
Certificates 141,446 134,019 125,142 145,586 131,032 157,742 170,882 180,931 190,900 184,912
Associate's degrees 92 129 317 115 618 483 74 116 26 181
Bachelor's degrees 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NOTE: This table shows, for example, that 873,483 subbaccalaureate career education credentials were awarded in 1997. There are no standard errors for this table because it is based on population counts.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Completions and Institutional Characteristics (IC) data files, various years (e.g., report year 2006 uses IC 2006–07 and Completions 2005–06).

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