Subbaccalaureate students have a lower 3-year persistence and attainment rate than baccalaureate students, but rates are not measurably different for subbaccalaureate academic and occupational students
|Figure 1. Persistence and attainment rate of 2011–12 beginning credentialseeking students after 3 years, by initial program level and curriculum area: 2014|
NOTE: Subbaccalaureate students are those seeking a credential below the bachelor’s degree level (certificate or
associate’s degree). Academic students are those seeking a credential in foreign languages, interdisciplinary studies,
letters/English, liberal/general studies, mathematics, philosophy and religion, science, or social and behavioral
sciences. Occupational students are those seeking a credential in agriculture and natural resources; business and
marketing; communications and arts; computer and information sciences; education; engineering and architecture;
health sciences; manufacturing, construction, repair, and transportation; personal services; or public, legal, social, and
protective services. More precise estimates and standard errors can be found at https://nces.ed.gov/surveys/ctes/tables/B09.asp.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2004/06 and 2012/14 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Studies (BPS:04/06 and BPS:12/14).