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Title: Defining and Reporting Subbaccalaureate Certificates in IPEDS
Description: Subbaccalaureate certificates, postsecondary awards conferred as the result of successful completion of a formal program of study below the baccalaureate level, have become more prominent in higher education over the last decade. Institutions of all sectors offer subbaccalaureate certificates, which can range in length from a few months to more than 2 years. Subbaccalaureate certificates provide individuals with a means for gaining specific skills and knowledge that can be readily transferred to the workforce. As part of its mission to promote the quality, comparability, and utility of postsecondary data, the National Postsecondary Education Cooperative (NPEC) convened a working group to examine subbaccalaureate certificates and how they are reported in the U.S. Department of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).
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Cover Date: September 2012
Web Release: September 28, 2012
Publication #: NPEC 2012835
Center/Program: NPEC
Associated Centers: NCES
Type of Product: Research Report
Survey/Program Areas: National Postsecondary Education Cooperative (NPEC)
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