In 2011-12, the predominant field of study for subbaccalaureate certificate seekers was health care, comprising 42 percent of certificate enrollments.
|Figure 2. Percentage distribution of subbaccalaureate certificate seekers according to their certificate field of study: 2003–04, 2007–08, and 2011–12|
NOTE: The figure excludes students who did not declare a major field at the time
of the interview. STEM refers to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Estimates include students enrolled in Title IV eligible postsecondary institutions
in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Detail may not sum to total because
of rounding. Standard error tables are available at
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.