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Table 320.20. Certificates below the associate's degree level conferred by postsecondary institutions, by race/ethnicity and sex of student: 1998-99 through 2016-17
Year and sex Number of certificates conferred to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and nonresident aliens Percentage distribution of certificates conferred to U.S citizens and permanent residents
Total White Black His- panic Asian/ Pacific Islander American Indian/
Alaska Native
Two or more races Non- resi- dent alien Total White Black His- panic Asian/ Pacific Islander American Indian/ Alaska Native Two or more races
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Total                              
1998-99 555,883 345,359 92,800 76,833 27,920 7,510 5,461 100.0 62.7 16.9 14.0 5.1 1.4
1999-2000 558,129 337,546 97,329 81,132 29,361 6,966 5,795 100.0 61.1 17.6 14.7 5.3 1.3
2000-01 552,503 333,478 99,397 78,528 28,123 6,598 6,379 100.0 61.1 18.2 14.4 5.1 1.2
2001-02 584,248 352,559 106,647 83,950 27,490 7,430 6,172 100.0 61.0 18.4 14.5 4.8 1.3
2002-03 646,425 382,289 120,582 95,499 32,981 8,117 6,957 100.0 59.8 18.9 14.9 5.2 1.3
                               
2003-04 687,787 402,989 129,891 107,216 32,819 8,375 6,497 100.0 59.2 19.1 15.7 4.8 1.2
2004-05 710,873 415,670 133,601 114,089 32,783 8,150 6,580 100.0 59.0 19.0 16.2 4.7 1.2
2005-06 714,790 411,919 135,387 118,728 33,848 8,393 6,515 100.0 58.2 19.1 16.8 4.8 1.2
2006-07 728,315 420,199 139,796 119,375 32,963 8,781 7,201 100.0 58.3 19.4 16.6 4.6 1.2
2007-08 748,354 429,670 144,982 122,406 35,791 8,548 6,957 100.0 58.0 19.6 16.5 4.8 1.2
                               
2008-09 804,620 450,562 161,487 138,301 37,941 9,485 6,844 100.0 56.5 20.2 17.3 4.8 1.2
2009-10 935,719 511,186 191,657 172,015 41,407 12,003 7,451 100.0 55.1 20.6 18.5 4.5 1.3
2010-11 1,030,477 557,595 207,693 187,433 44,294 11,204 14,999 7,259 100.0 54.5 20.3 18.3 4.3 1.1 1.5
2011-12 989,061 535,621 190,253 187,014 43,048 10,638 14,140 8,347 100.0 54.6 19.4 19.1 4.4 1.1 1.4
2012-13 967,214 524,000 177,006 186,248 44,196 10,824 17,642 7,298 100.0 54.6 18.4 19.4 4.6 1.1 1.8
                               
2013-14 969,278 523,015 177,860 185,677 43,800 10,817 19,971 8,138 100.0 54.4 18.5 19.3 4.6 1.1 2.1
2014-15 961,146 512,077 174,828 187,943 44,707 11,084 21,681 8,826 100.0 53.8 18.4 19.7 4.7 1.2 2.3
2015-16 939,291 496,717 162,367 192,977 43,923 10,558 23,222 9,527 100.0 53.4 17.5 20.8 4.7 1.1 2.5
2016-17 944,940 492,699 158,960 202,602 44,832 10,895 24,681 10,271 100.0 52.7 17.0 21.7 4.8 1.2 2.6
                               
Males                              
1998-99 219,872 144,735 29,875 27,719 11,742 3,061 2,740 100.0 66.7 13.8 12.8 5.4 1.4
1999-2000 226,110 143,634 33,792 30,337 13,082 2,862 2,403 100.0 64.2 15.1 13.6 5.8 1.3
2000-01 223,951 143,144 34,381 28,685 12,072 2,719 2,950 100.0 64.8 15.6 13.0 5.5 1.2
2001-02 235,275 152,226 36,482 29,749 10,938 3,226 2,654 100.0 65.4 15.7 12.8 4.7 1.4
2002-03 254,238 161,001 40,080 33,925 12,930 3,506 2,796 100.0 64.0 15.9 13.5 5.1 1.4
                               
2003-04 257,138 161,684 40,809 36,157 12,713 3,135 2,640 100.0 63.5 16.0 14.2 5.0 1.2
2004-05 259,261 161,126 41,644 38,297 12,448 3,068 2,678 100.0 62.8 16.2 14.9 4.9 1.2
2005-06 259,413 158,719 41,847 40,682 12,575 3,214 2,376 100.0 61.7 16.3 15.8 4.9 1.3
2006-07 269,470 164,856 44,862 40,932 12,621 3,524 2,675 100.0 61.8 16.8 15.3 4.7 1.3
2007-08 283,102 172,438 48,013 43,076 13,460 3,431 2,684 100.0 61.5 17.1 15.4 4.8 1.2
                               
2008-09 302,449 179,813 53,879 47,860 14,427 3,856 2,614 100.0 60.0 18.0 16.0 4.8 1.3
2009-10 355,381 205,404 65,487 60,771 15,940 5,067 2,712 100.0 58.2 18.6 17.2 4.5 1.4
2010-11 391,676 223,755 71,867 66,514 16,944 4,760 4,884 2,952 100.0 57.6 18.5 17.1 4.4 1.2 1.3
2011-12 374,086 213,833 65,224 65,838 16,180 4,507 4,952 3,552 100.0 57.7 17.6 17.8 4.4 1.2 1.3
2012-13 375,928 215,432 61,668 67,377 17,352 4,446 6,511 3,142 100.0 57.8 16.5 18.1 4.7 1.2 1.7
                               
2013-14 390,795 223,180 65,595 68,821 17,280 4,731 7,781 3,407 100.0 57.6 16.9 17.8 4.5 1.2 2.0
2014-15 394,707 222,413 64,574 72,020 18,132 4,848 8,836 3,884 100.0 56.9 16.5 18.4 4.6 1.2 2.3
2015-16 396,834 223,269 60,835 76,483 17,667 4,613 9,622 4,345 100.0 56.9 15.5 19.5 4.5 1.2 2.5
2016-17 404,713 224,918 60,022 81,710 18,009 4,965 10,286 4,803 100.0 56.2 15.0 20.4 4.5 1.2 2.6
                               
Females                              
1998-99 336,011 200,624 62,925 49,114 16,178 4,449 2,721 100.0 60.2 18.9 14.7 4.9 1.3
1999-2000 332,019 193,912 63,537 50,795 16,279 4,104 3,392 100.0 59.0 19.3 15.5 5.0 1.2
2000-01 328,552 190,334 65,016 49,843 16,051 3,879 3,429 100.0 58.5 20.0 15.3 4.9 1.2
2001-02 348,973 200,333 70,165 54,201 16,552 4,204 3,518 100.0 58.0 20.3 15.7 4.8 1.2
2002-03 392,187 221,288 80,502 61,574 20,051 4,611 4,161 100.0 57.0 20.7 15.9 5.2 1.2
                               
2003-04 430,649 241,305 89,082 71,059 20,106 5,240 3,857 100.0 56.5 20.9 16.6 4.7 1.2
2004-05 451,612 254,544 91,957 75,792 20,335 5,082 3,902 100.0 56.9 20.5 16.9 4.5 1.1
2005-06 455,377 253,200 93,540 78,046 21,273 5,179 4,139 100.0 56.1 20.7 17.3 4.7 1.1
2006-07 458,845 255,343 94,934 78,443 20,342 5,257 4,526 100.0 56.2 20.9 17.3 4.5 1.2
2007-08 465,252 257,232 96,969 79,330 22,331 5,117 4,273 100.0 55.8 21.0 17.2 4.8 1.1
                               
2008-09 502,171 270,749 107,608 90,441 23,514 5,629 4,230 100.0 54.4 21.6 18.2 4.7 1.1
2009-10 580,338 305,782 126,170 111,244 25,467 6,936 4,739 100.0 53.1 21.9 19.3 4.4 1.2
2010-11 638,801 333,840 135,826 120,919 27,350 6,444 10,115 4,307 100.0 52.6 21.4 19.1 4.3 1.0 1.6
2011-12 614,975 321,788 125,029 121,176 26,868 6,131 9,188 4,795 100.0 52.7 20.5 19.9 4.4 1.0 1.5
2012-13 591,286 308,568 115,338 118,871 26,844 6,378 11,131 4,156 100.0 52.6 19.6 20.2 4.6 1.1 1.9
                               
2013-14 578,483 299,835 112,265 116,856 26,520 6,086 12,190 4,731 100.0 52.3 19.6 20.4 4.6 1.1 2.1
2014-15 566,439 289,664 110,254 115,923 26,575 6,236 12,845 4,942 100.0 51.6 19.6 20.6 4.7 1.1 2.3
2015-16 542,457 273,448 101,532 116,494 26,256 5,945 13,600 5,182 100.0 50.9 18.9 21.7 4.9 1.1 2.5
2016-17 540,227 267,781 98,938 120,892 26,823 5,930 14,395 5,468 100.0 50.1 18.5 22.6 5.0 1.1 2.7
—Not available.
NOTE: Includes less-than-1-year awards and 1- to less-than-4-year awards (excluding associate's degrees) conferred by postsecondary institutions participating in Title IV federal financial aid programs. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Reported racial/ethnic distributions of students by level of degree, field of degree, and sex were used to estimate race/ethnicity for students whose race/ethnicity was not reported. Some data have been revised from previously published figures. 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 Survey" (IPEDS-C:99); and IPEDS Fall 2000 through Fall 2017, Completions component. (This table was prepared August 2018.)

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