From 2003-04 to 2011-12, the proportion of undergraduates who were seeking a subbaccalaureate certificate increased slightly from 7 percent to 8 percent. In 2011-12, some 34 percent of subbaccalaureate certificate seekers had already earned a postsecondary certificate or degree, an increase from 28 percent in 2003-04.
|Figure 1. Percentage of undergraduates enrolled in a subbaccalaureate certificate program, and, of these, percentage who had already attained a postsecondary credential: 2003–04, 2007–08, and 2011–12|
NOTE: Estimates include students enrolled in Title IV eligible postsecondary institutions
in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Standard error tables are available
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 2003–04, 2007–08, and 2011–12 National Postsecondary Student Aid Studies (NPSAS:04, NPSAS:08, and NPSAS:12). This figure was first published in the NCES Data Point Trends in U.S. Subbaccalaureate Certificate Seekers: 2003-04 to 2011-12.