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Table 320.10. Certificates below the associate's degree level conferred by postsecondary institutions, by length of curriculum, sex of student, institution level and control, and discipline division: 2016-17
Discipline division Less-than-1-year certificates 1- to less-than-4-year certificates
Total Sex Institution level Institution control Total Sex Institution level Institution control
Males Females Non-degree-granting (less-than-2-year)1 Degree-granting (2-year and 4-year) Public Non- profit For- profit Males Females Non-degree-granting (less-than-2-year)1 Degree-granting (2-year and 4-year) Public Non- profit For- profit
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
Total 492,653 230,044 262,609 97,922 394,731 377,195 13,351 102,107 452,287 174,669 277,618 150,999 301,288 252,906 21,825 177,556
Agriculture and natural resources 4,826 2,977 1,849 91 4,735 4,639 44 143 2,467 1,618 849 180 2,287 2,258 130 79
Agriculture, agriculture operations, and
   related sciences
3,788 2,349 1,439 91 3,697 3,680 23 85 2,261 1,480 781 179 2,082 2,052 130 79
Natural resources and conservation 1,038 628 410 0 1,038 959 21 58 206 138 68 1 205 206 0 0
Architecture and related services 171 91 80 0 171 139 32 0 103 61 42 0 103 90 8 5
Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 471 103 368 0 471 445 26 0 119 27 92 0 119 106 13 0
                                 
Biological and biomedical sciences 673 212 461 68 605 617 44 12 229 82 147 93 136 174 55 0
Business, management, marketing, and support services 62,013 22,307 39,706 2,039 59,974 56,073 990 4,950 21,158 6,197 14,961 2,378 18,780 18,752 895 1,511
Accounting and related services 11,315 3,381 7,934 498 10,817 10,522 115 678 5,130 1,200 3,930 570 4,560 4,629 350 151
Business/commerce, general 3,100 1,304 1,796 0 3,100 3,099 0 1 1,501 800 701 0 1,501 1,467 6 28
Business administration, management, and operations 18,233 7,381 10,852 76 18,157 16,878 127 1,228 4,449 1,589 2,860 55 4,394 4,305 46 98
Management information systems and services 539 377 162 29 510 413 118 8 109 75 34 33 76 98 0 11
Business operations support and assistant services 8,671 1,999 6,672 843 7,828 7,718 2 951 5,441 859 4,582 1,599 3,842 4,192 218 1,031
Business and management, other 20,155 7,865 12,290 593 19,562 17,443 628 2,084 4,528 1,674 2,854 121 4,407 4,061 275 192
                                 
Communication, journalism, and related programs 3,110 1,530 1,580 561 2,549 1,878 56 1,176 1,378 789 589 931 447 516 17 845
Communications technologies 2,572 1,488 1,084 248 2,324 2,233 7 332 2,937 2,163 774 1,347 1,590 1,448 28 1,461
Computer and information sciences and support services 29,309 21,327 7,982 2,065 27,244 24,808 324 4,177 8,951 6,907 2,044 2,015 6,936 7,272 179 1,500
Construction trades 13,395 12,641 754 2,217 11,178 11,558 559 1,278 12,474 11,926 548 3,664 8,810 8,905 831 2,738
                                 
Education 7,678 712 6,966 64 7,614 7,082 268 328 3,944 491 3,453 123 3,821 2,800 845 299
Engineering 866 735 131 282 584 670 7 189 333 296 37 109 224 324 9 0
Engineering technologies and engineering-related
   fields2
20,106 17,274 2,832 1,939 18,167 18,353 83 1,670 13,850 12,365 1,485 2,245 11,605 9,720 681 3,449
English language and literature/letters 1,189 419 770 286 903 889 171 129 442 168 274 75 367 135 32 275
                                 
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 15,474 1,145 14,329 900 14,574 15,309 51 114 3,772 181 3,591 197 3,575 3,713 33 26
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 1,560 340 1,220 0 1,560 1,432 128 0 695 143 552 6 689 693 2 0
                                 
Health professions and related programs 148,840 29,080 119,760 36,193 112,647 100,265 6,411 42,164 154,259 20,891 133,368 51,166 103,093 62,814 11,657 79,788
Dental assisting 6,124 541 5,583 1,746 4,378 1,423 357 4,344 12,552 1,032 11,520 4,537 8,015 4,007 887 7,658
Emergency medical technician (EMT paramedic) 17,222 10,766 6,456 1,192 16,030 16,796 110 316 5,629 4,097 1,532 383 5,246 5,322 177 130
Clinical/medical lab science 10,129 1,399 8,730 2,488 7,641 6,937 219 2,973 1,836 473 1,363 312 1,524 615 583 638
Medical assisting 11,044 780 10,264 4,851 6,193 2,674 46 8,324 45,899 3,939 41,960 17,147 28,752 5,898 3,631 36,370
Pharmacy assisting 3,199 628 2,571 1,324 1,875 1,541 240 1,418 5,039 1,001 4,038 1,312 3,727 1,577 387 3,075
Other allied health assisting 6,918 2,143 4,775 1,381 5,537 4,684 4 2,230 2,099 240 1,859 569 1,530 1,082 276 741
Nursing and patient care assistant 40,822 5,138 35,684 8,868 31,954 35,813 489 4,520 849 104 745 169 680 313 54 482
Practical nursing 5,031 574 4,457 902 4,129 4,612 0 419 40,537 4,158 36,379 13,900 26,637 27,352 1,189 11,996
Nursing, registered nurse and other 1,369 145 1,224 0 1,369 1,347 22 0 2,585 365 2,220 1,748 837 801 1,483 301
Health sciences, other 46,982 6,966 40,016 13,441 33,541 24,438 4,924 17,620 37,234 5,482 31,752 11,089 26,145 15,847 2,990 18,397
Homeland security, law enforcement, and firefighting 30,453 22,148 8,305 2,504 27,949 29,484 528 441 7,598 5,096 2,502 395 7,203 6,949 104 545
Criminal justice and corrections 22,941 15,660 7,281 1,341 21,600 22,223 397 321 6,369 3,998 2,371 381 5,988 5,769 55 545
Fire control and safety 6,522 5,896 626 1,130 5,392 6,504 0 18 1,082 998 84 14 1,068 1,082 0 0
Homeland security and related protective services,
   other
990 592 398 33 957 757 131 102 147 100 47 0 147 98 49 0
                                 
Legal professions and studies 1,821 339 1,482 48 1,773 1,217 255 349 2,470 388 2,082 381 2,089 1,971 217 282
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies, and
   humanities
3,795 1,450 2,345 0 3,795 3,787 8 0 63,806 24,910 38,896 0 63,806 63,734 72 0
Library science 203 34 169 0 203 203 0 0 45 5 40 0 45 45 0 0
                                 
Mathematics and statistics 195 156 39 0 195 177 18 0 26 21 5 0 26 26 0 0
Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 36,097 33,970 2,127 3,650 32,447 33,970 290 1,837 47,122 44,940 2,182 21,165 25,957 23,260 2,131 21,731
Military technologies and applied sciences 15 13 2 0 15 1 0 14 2 2 0 0 2 2 0 0
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 2,048 815 1,233 0 2,048 1,739 91 218 1,238 687 551 0 1,238 1,229 9 0
                                 
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies
   studies
1,677 846 831 639 1,038 1,020 1 656 670 380 290 134 536 415 20 235
Personal and culinary services 39,879 5,296 34,583 29,251 10,628 11,305 417 28,157 72,114 10,912 61,202 57,022 15,092 13,689 885 57,540
Philosophy and religious studies 64 30 34 0 64 32 32 0 74 29 45 0 74 24 50 0
Physical sciences and science technologies 1,793 847 946 69 1,724 1,793 0 0 1,240 793 447 20 1,220 1,220 0 20
Physical sciences 192 105 87 0 192 192 0 0 27 18 9 0 27 27 0 0
Science technologies/technicians 1,601 742 859 69 1,532 1,601 0 0 1,213 775 438 20 1,193 1,193 0 20
Precision production 29,106 27,000 2,106 3,923 25,183 25,718 420 2,968 18,744 17,570 1,174 5,689 13,055 14,181 1,039 3,524
Psychology 136 20 116 0 136 120 16 0 85 21 64 0 85 85 0 0
Public administration and social services 2,321 455 1,866 1 2,320 1,835 82 404 836 145 691 0 836 734 86 16
                                 
Social sciences and history 1,137 623 514 3 1,134 1,038 99 0 460 239 221 0 460 408 52 0
Social sciences 1,114 615 499 3 1,111 1,015 99 0 450 233 217 0 450 400 50 0
History 23 8 15 0 23 23 0 0 10 6 4 0 10 8 2 0
                                 
Theology and religious vocations 230 122 108 0 230 3 225 2 895 387 508 395 500 1 894 0
Transportation and materials moving 22,072 20,084 1,988 9,578 12,494 11,254 847 9,971 1,014 947 67 338 676 666 20 328
                                 
Visual and performing arts 7,358 3,415 3,943 1,303 6,055 6,109 821 428 6,737 2,892 3,845 931 5,806 4,547 831 1,359
Fine and studio arts 895 326 569 763 132 104 683 108 2,068 742 1,326 8 2,060 2,029 38 1
Music and dance 336 242 94 0 336 274 5 57 549 326 223 166 383 130 183 236
Visual and performing arts, other3 6,127 2,847 3,280 540 5,587 5,731 133 263 4,120 1,824 2,296 757 3,363 2,388 610 1,122
1 Non-degree-granting institutions do not offer accredited 4-year or 2-year programs for degrees at the associate’s or higher level, but they may include institutions offering programs 2 years or longer in duration for lower level awards.
2 Excludes "Construction trades" and "Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians," which are listed separately.
3 Includes design and applied arts, drama and theatre arts, film and photographic arts, and all other arts not included under "Fine and studio arts" or "Music and dance."
NOTE: Data are for postsecondary institutions participating in Title IV federal financial aid programs. Degree-granting institutions grant degrees at the associate's or higher level, while non-degree-granting institutions grant only awards below that level.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Fall 2017, Completions component. (This table was prepared March 2019.)

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