The number of subbaccalaureate occupational credential awards increased from 2003 to 2011, then decreased from 2011 to 2015.
|Figure 2. Number of undergraduate credentials awarded, by credential level and broad curriculum area: 2003 to 2015.|
NOTE: Bachelor's degree counts are from table P160 at https://nces.ed.gov/surveys/ctes/tables/P160.asp;
subbaccalaureate counts are from table P161 at https://nces.ed.gov/surveys/ctes/tables/P161.asp.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Institutional Characteristics and Completions components, various years.