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Table P82. Number of subbaccalaureate career education credentials awarded by less-than-4-year 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 subbaccalaureate career education credentials 792,054 754,155 726,841 764,717 739,171 788,720 900,565 954,895 978,767 981,056
                     
Agriculture and natural resources 8,724 8,777 8,874 8,960 9,280 10,419 10,749 10,308 10,007 10,135
Business management 105,780 94,541 93,567 100,678 94,869 100,682 81,554 84,377 82,474 81,778
Business support 64,681 62,866 55,755 58,222 47,593 47,234 36,085 34,847 30,169 29,365
Communications and design 16,917 17,261 16,515 18,894 19,593 21,556 23,803 23,161 20,704 19,891
Computer and information sciences 35,662 35,333 41,254 54,017 46,747 54,517 73,721 61,577 48,209 40,165
Consumer services 79,838 76,690 71,356 77,026 76,252 90,349 110,464 118,714 121,825 123,385
Education 11,318 10,885 11,643 10,167 10,781 11,522 15,524 16,656 17,600 18,764
Engineering, architecture, and science technologies 45,781 44,252 47,451 52,337 48,017 48,540 57,277 51,792 46,813 41,757
Health sciences 237,067 226,385 212,604 216,072 213,748 230,657 295,026 351,214 388,934 399,092
Manufacturing, construction, repair, and transportation 130,382 124,806 117,815 123,042 121,451 123,521 123,825 126,051 133,214 137,494
Marketing 3,056 2,813 2,637 2,272 2,590 2,594 15,113 14,211 14,418 14,960
Protective services 37,420 35,530 34,371 30,150 36,065 35,004 41,155 43,381 45,815 45,882
Public, legal, and social services 15,428 14,016 12,999 12,880 12,185 12,125 16,269 18,606 18,585 18,388
                     
Credential level awarded                    
                     
Certificates 481,161 459,597 441,113 478,115 448,977 500,330 580,253 619,316 637,557 632,866
Agriculture and natural resources 3,781 3,793 3,988 3,972 4,402 5,616 5,516 4,931 4,801 4,908
Business management 42,348 35,904 35,948 40,010 34,373 38,721 26,351 27,398 25,564 25,916
Business support 45,693 45,135 39,415 43,016 32,690 34,106 25,694 24,421 20,270 20,487
Communications and design 6,133 6,086 6,030 7,427 7,297 8,317 9,247 8,825 7,348 7,187
Computer and information sciences 26,222 23,762 27,593 37,591 25,553 31,571 39,164 31,040 23,109 19,104
Consumer services 68,854 65,982 60,553 65,010 64,259 77,915 88,830 95,271 97,852 97,828
Education 1,527 2,533 2,864 3,111 3,149 3,715 5,993 5,901 6,365 6,404
Engineering, architecture, and science technologies 15,821 16,594 19,992 23,467 19,800 22,030 24,310 21,036 19,288 16,211
Health sciences 148,079 142,368 132,619 140,565 139,669 158,196 213,954 256,308 281,911 282,708
Manufacturing, construction, repair, and transportation 97,399 93,573 88,833 93,716 91,104 94,545 99,907 101,632 107,665 110,538
Marketing 1,635 1,457 1,488 1,073 1,512 1,590 9,947 9,202 9,922 10,532
Protective services 19,747 19,142 18,720 15,820 21,928 20,596 25,084 25,898 26,154 24,671
Public, legal, and social services 3,922 3,268 3,070 3,337 3,241 3,412 6,256 7,453 7,308 6,372
                     
Associate's degree 310,893 294,558 285,728 286,602 290,194 288,390 320,312 335,579 341,210 348,190
Agriculture and natural resources 4,943 4,984 4,886 4,988 4,878 4,803 5,233 5,377 5,206 5,227
Business management 63,432 58,637 57,619 60,668 60,496 61,961 55,203 56,979 56,910 55,862
Business support 18,988 17,731 16,340 15,206 14,903 13,128 10,391 10,426 9,899 8,878
Communications and design 10,784 11,175 10,485 11,467 12,296 13,239 14,556 14,336 13,356 12,704
Computer and information sciences 9,440 11,571 13,661 16,426 21,194 22,946 34,557 30,537 25,100 21,061
Consumer services 10,984 10,708 10,803 12,016 11,993 12,434 21,634 23,443 23,973 25,557
Education 9,791 8,352 8,779 7,056 7,632 7,807 9,531 10,755 11,235 12,360
Engineering, architecture, and science technologies 29,960 27,658 27,459 28,870 28,217 26,510 32,967 30,756 27,525 25,546
Health sciences 88,988 84,017 79,985 75,507 74,079 72,461 81,072 94,906 107,023 116,384
Manufacturing, construction, repair, and transportation 32,983 31,233 28,982 29,326 30,347 28,976 23,918 24,419 25,549 26,956
Marketing 1,421 1,356 1,149 1,199 1,078 1,004 5,166 5,009 4,496 4,428
Protective services 17,673 16,388 15,651 14,330 14,137 14,408 16,071 17,483 19,661 21,211
Public, legal, and social services 11,506 10,748 9,929 9,543 8,944 8,713 10,013 11,153 11,277 12,016
NOTE: This table shows, for example, that 8,724 subbaccalaureate credentials in agriculture and natural resources were awarded by less-than-4-year Title IV institutions 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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