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Table P75. Percentage distribution 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 undergraduate career                    
education credentials 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
                     
Subbaccalaureate credentials 56.2 54.8 54.6 53.8 52.9 53.5 55.2 55.7 56.2 55.7
Certificates 32.1 31.2 30.8 31.3 29.9 31.4 32.9 33.4 33.6 33.0
Associate's degrees 24.1 23.6 23.8 22.5 23.0 22.1 22.3 22.3 22.6 22.7
Bachelor's degrees 43.8 45.2 45.4 46.2 47.1 46.5 44.8 44.3 43.8 44.3
                     
Control and level of institution                    
                     
Public 4-year 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
                     
Subbaccalaureate credentials 7.2 7.0 6.5 6.3 6.4 6.2 6.8 7.4 7.4 7.7
Certificates 1.9 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.5 1.7 1.7 1.7 2.0
Associate's degrees 5.4 5.4 5.0 4.9 4.7 4.7 5.1 5.6 5.7 5.7
Bachelor's degrees 92.8 93.0 93.5 93.7 93.6 93.8 93.2 92.6 92.6 92.3
                     
Public 2-year 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
                     
Subbaccalaureate credentials 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Certificates 46.8 45.9 45.6 46.8 49.2 50.5 53.9 54.3 54.2 53.5
Associate's degrees 53.2 54.1 54.4 53.2 50.8 49.5 46.1 45.7 45.8 46.5
Bachelor's degrees 0.0 0.0 # 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 # 0.0
                     
Public less-than-2-year 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
                     
Subbaccalaureate credentials 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Certificates 100.0 99.7 99.7 99.7 99.8 99.9 99.7 99.9 99.9 99.9
Associate's degrees 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.1
Bachelor's degrees 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
                     
Private not-for-profit 4-year 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
                     
Subbaccalaureate credentials 12.6 12.3 12.0 11.9 12.5 12.2 11.7 11.9 11.8 12.3
Certificates 2.3 2.7 2.2 2.6 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.9 2.7 2.8
Associate's degrees 10.3 9.6 9.9 9.3 9.7 9.4 8.9 9.0 9.1 9.5
Bachelor's degrees 87.4 87.7 88.0 88.1 87.5 87.8 88.3 88.1 88.2 87.7
                     
Private not-for-profit 2-year 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
                     
Subbaccalaureate credentials 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Certificates 23.0 20.7 27.6 28.3 29.1 29.3 35.2 35.2 35.8 37.4
Associate's degrees 77.0 79.3 72.4 71.7 70.9 70.7 64.8 64.8 64.2 62.6
Bachelor's degrees 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
                     
Private not-for-profit less-than-2-year 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
                     
Subbaccalaureate credentials 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Certificates 100.0 100.0 94.5 97.2 100.0 97.2 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Associate's degrees 0.0 0.0 5.5 2.8 0.0 2.8 # 0.0 0.0 0.0
Bachelor's degrees 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
                     
Private for-profit 4-year 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
                     
Subbaccalaureate credentials 57.0 58.0 60.9 57.3 55.4 56.0 56.6 54.6 54.5 50.7
Certificates 9.0 8.0 10.0 9.2 10.3 9.0 8.2 10.0 11.1 11.2
Associate's degrees 48.0 49.9 50.9 48.1 45.1 46.9 48.3 44.6 43.4 39.6
Bachelor's degrees 43.0 42.0 39.1 42.7 44.6 44.0 43.4 45.4 45.5 49.3
                     
Private for-profit 2-year 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
                     
Subbaccalaureate credentials 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Certificates 53.1 53.3 53.1 52.2 45.2 48.7 49.9 56.6 57.0 57.1
Associate's degrees 46.9 46.7 46.9 47.8 54.8 51.3 50.1 43.4 43.0 42.9
Bachelor's degrees 0.0 # 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
                     
Private for-profit less-than-2-year 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
                     
Subbaccalaureate credentials 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Certificates 99.9 99.9 99.7 99.9 99.5 99.7 100.0 99.9 100.0 99.9
Associate's degrees 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.5 0.3 # 0.1 # 0.1
Bachelor's degrees 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
# Rounds to zero.
NOTE: This table shows, for example, that 56.2 percent of the undergraduate career education credentials awarded in 1997 were subbaccalaureate credentials. There are no standard errors for this table because it is based on population counts. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
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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