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Table P81. Percentage distribution of undergraduate career education credentials awarded by Title IV postsecondary institutions, by credential level and career field of study: United States, 1997 to 2006
Career field of study 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
                     
Agriculture and natural resources 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.7 1.6 1.9 1.8 1.7 1.7
Business management 20.9 20.8 21.2 21.9 22.2 22.3 19.5 19.4 19.2 19.2
Business support 4.4 4.3 4.0 3.9 3.2 3.0 2.1 1.9 1.6 1.6
Communications and design 4.9 5.3 5.5 5.8 6.1 6.4 6.4 6.3 6.2 6.1
Computer and information sciences 4.1 4.3 5.0 6.1 6.2 6.9 8.0 7.1 5.9 5.0
Consumer services 7.4 7.5 7.4 7.4 7.5 8.0 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8
Education 7.6 7.7 7.7 7.5 7.5 7.2 6.7 6.5 6.3 6.4
Engineering, architecture, and science technologies 9.0 8.9 9.0 9.1 8.9 8.6 8.6 7.9 7.5 7.2
Health sciences 22.3 21.7 20.9 19.7 19.4 19.3 21.2 23.6 25.6 26.5
Manufacturing, construction, repair, and transportation 9.1 8.9 8.8 8.6 8.5 8.3 7.4 7.2 7.4 7.5
Marketing 1.6 1.7 1.7 1.8 1.9 2.0 3.0 2.8 2.8 2.8
Protective services 4.2 4.2 4.0 3.6 4.1 3.8 3.9 4.0 4.2 4.4
Public, legal, and social services 3.1 3.0 3.0 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.9 2.9
                     
Credential level awarded                    
                     
Subbaccalaureate credentials 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Agriculture and natural resources 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.0 1.0
Business management 14.1 13.4 13.7 14.0 13.9 13.9 10.1 9.9 9.7 9.8
Business support 7.8 7.9 7.3 7.2 6.0 5.6 3.8 3.4 2.9 2.8
Communications and design 2.4 2.6 2.7 3.0 3.2 3.3 3.3 3.0 2.7 2.6
Computer and information sciences 4.5 4.7 5.7 7.2 6.7 7.5 8.9 7.1 5.6 4.7
Consumer services 9.7 9.7 9.5 9.7 10.0 10.9 11.7 11.7 11.8 11.8
Education 1.4 1.4 1.6 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.9
Engineering, architecture, and science technologies 6.4 6.7 7.2 7.6 7.2 6.8 7.0 6.1 5.4 4.8
Health sciences 29.8 29.5 28.6 27.4 27.8 28.1 31.5 35.4 38.2 39.3
Manufacturing, construction, repair, and transportation 15.5 15.6 15.4 15.3 15.4 14.7 12.7 12.2 12.5 12.8
Marketing 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.3 1.7 1.5 1.5 1.6
Protective services 4.6 4.7 4.5 3.8 4.6 4.2 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.8
Public, legal, and social services 2.2 2.1 2.1 2.0 1.9 1.8 2.0 2.2 2.2 2.2
                     
Certificates 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Agriculture and natural resources 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.9 1.1 1.2 1.0 0.8 0.8 0.8
Business management 9.6 8.5 8.7 9.0 8.4 8.5 5.0 4.9 4.4 4.5
Business support 9.3 9.6 8.8 8.8 7.1 6.7 4.4 3.9 3.1 3.2
Communications and design 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.7 1.7 1.8 1.7 1.5 1.2 1.2
Computer and information sciences 5.5 5.3 6.3 8.1 6.3 6.7 7.0 5.2 3.8 3.1
Consumer services 14.0 14.0 13.5 13.3 14.0 15.2 15.0 14.9 14.9 14.9
Education 0.3 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.8 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.0
Engineering, architecture, and science technologies 3.3 3.8 4.5 4.9 4.4 4.4 4.2 3.5 3.1 2.7
Health sciences 30.4 30.6 29.7 29.0 30.4 31.2 36.5 41.2 44.2 44.7
Manufacturing, construction, repair, and transportation 19.7 19.9 19.9 19.3 19.8 18.4 16.8 16.0 16.4 16.9
Marketing 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.3 1.7 1.4 1.5 1.6
Protective services 4.0 4.1 4.2 3.3 4.7 4.0 4.4 4.3 4.2 4.1
Public, legal, and social services 1.0 1.0 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 1.2 1.3 1.3 1.2
                     
Associate's degree 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Agriculture and natural resources 1.6 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.4
Business management 20.1 19.9 20.1 21.1 21.0 21.6 17.5 17.3 17.6 17.5
Business support 5.7 5.6 5.3 4.9 4.7 4.1 2.9 2.8 2.5 2.2
Communications and design 3.7 4.2 4.4 4.8 5.1 5.5 5.6 5.3 4.9 4.5
Computer and information sciences 3.0 3.9 4.8 5.9 7.3 8.6 11.6 9.9 8.3 7.0
Consumer services 3.9 4.1 4.3 4.6 4.7 4.8 6.7 7.0 7.2 7.3
Education 2.8 2.6 2.8 2.3 2.5 2.5 2.8 2.9 3.0 3.2
Engineering, architecture, and science technologies 10.6 10.5 10.7 11.2 10.8 10.1 11.0 9.9 8.7 7.8
Health sciences 28.9 27.9 27.2 25.3 24.3 23.7 24.0 26.8 29.4 31.5
Manufacturing, construction, repair, and transportation 9.9 10.0 9.7 9.8 9.8 9.3 6.6 6.5 6.7 6.8
Marketing 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.5
Protective services 5.4 5.4 5.0 4.6 4.5 4.6 4.6 4.8 5.3 5.8
Public, legal, and social services 3.8 3.7 3.6 3.4 3.2 3.1 3.3 3.4 3.4 3.6
                     
Bachelor's degree 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Agriculture and natural resources 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.1 2.0 1.9 2.8 2.7 2.6 2.6
Business management 29.5 29.8 30.3 31.0 31.5 31.9 31.1 31.5 31.3 31.1
Business support 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Communications and design 8.2 8.5 8.7 9.1 9.4 9.9 10.2 10.5 10.6 10.6
Computer and information sciences 3.6 3.9 4.2 4.9 5.7 6.1 7.0 7.0 6.2 5.3
Consumer services 4.5 4.7 5.0 4.8 4.8 4.8 4.6 4.6 4.7 5.0
Education 15.5 15.3 15.1 14.7 14.2 13.8 12.9 12.5 12.1 12.0
Engineering, architecture, and science technologies 12.2 11.7 11.2 11.0 10.9 10.7 10.5 10.2 10.2 10.2
Health sciences 12.6 12.2 11.7 10.7 9.9 9.1 8.7 8.7 9.3 10.3
Manufacturing, construction, repair, and transportation 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.9
Marketing 3.1 3.3 3.3 3.5 3.6 3.8 4.5 4.5 4.4 4.3
Protective services 3.7 3.6 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.3 3.2 3.3 3.5 3.9
Public, legal, and social services 4.2 4.1 4.0 3.9 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.7 3.9 3.8
NOTE: This table shows, for example, that 1.7 percent of the undergraduate career education credentials awarded in 1997 were in agriculture and natural resources. 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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