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Table P79. Number of undergraduate credentials awarded by Title IV postsecondary institutions, by curriculum area and credential level: United States, 1997 to 2006
Curriculum area and credential level 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
                     
Total, all undergraduate credential levels 2,251,874 2,227,731 2,166,153 2,300,481 2,295,701 2,420,310 2,628,341 2,752,837 2,846,832 2,913,819
                     
Career education 1,553,859 1,527,839 1,482,463 1,586,827 1,573,744 1,661,013 1,835,114 1,926,181 1,984,396 2,022,885
Academic education 698,015 699,892 683,690 713,654 721,957 759,297 793,227 826,656 862,436 890,934
                     
Credential level                    
                     
Bachelor's degrees 1,155,183 1,166,239 1,135,428 1,217,952 1,228,269 1,277,728 1,348,500 1,399,542 1,439,263 1,485,242
Career education 680,376 690,752 672,663 732,783 740,995 772,099 822,159 851,985 869,228 895,248
Academic education 474,807 475,487 462,765 485,169 487,274 505,629 526,341 547,557 570,035 589,994
                     
Subbaccalaureate credentials 1,096,691 1,061,492 1,030,725 1,082,529 1,067,432 1,142,582 1,279,841 1,353,295 1,407,569 1,428,577
Career education 873,483 837,087 809,800 854,044 832,749 888,914 1,012,955 1,074,196 1,115,168 1,127,637
Academic education 223,208 224,405 220,925 228,485 234,683 253,668 266,886 279,099 292,401 300,940
                     
Associate's degrees 583,282 574,664 562,028 574,456 587,971 607,133 661,614 694,466 725,836 744,194
Career education 375,001 360,608 352,560 357,520 362,664 366,875 409,405 428,882 447,691 460,197
Academic education 208,281 214,056 209,468 216,936 225,307 240,258 252,209 265,584 278,145 283,997
                     
Certificates 513,409 486,828 468,697 508,073 479,461 535,449 618,227 658,829 681,733 684,383
Career education 498,482 476,479 457,240 496,524 470,085 522,039 603,550 645,314 667,477 667,440
Academic education 14,927 10,349 11,457 11,549 9,376 13,410 14,677 13,515 14,256 16,943
NOTE: This table shows, for example, that 1,553,859 undergraduate 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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