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Table P160. Number of undergraduate credentials awarded by Title IV postsecondary institutions, by control and level of institution and credential level: United States, selected years 2003 to 2015
Control and level of institution
and credential level
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
                           
Total, all institutions 2,629,290 2,752,837 2,846,891 2,913,849 2,981,247 3,063,241 3,193,403 3,434,614 3,690,045 3,802,998 3,815,137 3,842,589 3,870,124
                           
Subbaccalaureate credentials 1,280,479 1,353,295 1,407,627 1,428,607 1,457,155 1,500,166 1,592,004 1,784,695 1,973,992 2,010,835 1,974,756 1,972,775 1,975,190
Less-than-1-year certificates 342,589 355,452 368,758 374,222 385,530 402,267 429,979 503,561 483,488 463,830 453,104 479,574 485,304
Certificates of 1 year or more 303,836 332,335 342,115 341,179 343,507 347,616 374,641 432,158 546,989 525,231 514,110 489,779 475,863
Associate's degrees 634,054 665,508 696,754 713,206 728,118 750,283 787,384 848,976 943,515 1,021,774 1,007,542 1,003,422 1,014,023
Bachelor's degrees 1,348,811 1,399,542 1,439,264 1,485,242 1,524,092 1,563,075 1,601,399 1,649,919 1,716,053 1,792,163 1,840,381 1,869,814 1,894,934
                           
Control and level of institution                          
                           
Public 4-year institutions 933,596 966,849 1,001,349 1,029,605 1,064,971 1,092,165 1,135,306 1,186,682 1,250,289 1,310,790 1,349,814 1,387,733 1,427,347
                           
Subbaccalaureate credentials 58,000 61,131 68,908 74,236 89,460 95,736 114,785 137,503 161,567 178,905 186,198 201,336 217,911
Less-than-1-year certificates 5,777 5,814 5,766 7,959 12,806 15,742 17,194 23,464 28,689 31,440 37,382 44,802 52,632
Certificates of 1 year or more 6,096 6,051 7,470 7,372 8,284 8,480 10,301 11,855 13,518 14,746 15,039 16,425 17,828
Associate's degrees 46,127 49,266 55,672 58,905 68,370 71,514 87,290 102,184 119,360 132,719 133,777 140,109 147,451
Bachelor's degrees 875,596 905,718 932,441 955,369 975,511 996,429 1,020,521 1,049,179 1,088,722 1,131,885 1,163,616 1,186,397 1,209,436
                           
Public 2-year institutions 752,481 785,822 819,392 823,805 975,283 852,403 874,862 938,384 1,019,890 1,068,515 1,097,882 1,135,799 1,175,924
                           
Subbaccalaureate credentials 752,481 785,822 819,390 823,805 835,068 852,397 874,862 938,384 1,019,890 1,068,515 1,097,882 1,135,799 1,175,922
Less-than-1-year certificates 172,713 179,801 187,849 187,759 196,687 207,369 218,900 241,270 256,928 261,373 267,937 283,230 296,502
Certificates of 1 year or more 127,616 130,240 139,639 137,759 140,215 138,022 146,852 159,024 185,429 183,356 190,744 199,498 204,997
Associate's degrees 452,152 475,781 491,902 498,287 140,215 507,006 509,110 538,090 577,533 623,786 639,201 653,071 674,423
Bachelor's degrees 0 0 2 0 140,215 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
                           
Public less-than-2-year institutions 43,527 42,147 29,991 30,382 31,651 29,468 35,602 36,815 35,147 34,349 34,344 32,303 30,950
                           
Subbaccalaureate credentials 43,527 42,147 29,991 30,382 31,651 29,468 35,602 36,815 35,147 34,349 34,344 32,303 30,950
Less-than-1-year certificates 21,737 19,988 14,962 15,596 15,434 13,354 17,325 17,642 15,779 14,404 16,005 15,097 13,921
Certificates of 1 year or more 21,788 22,159 14,997 14,766 16,214 16,114 18,277 19,173 19,368 19,945 18,339 17,206 17,015
Associate's degrees 2 0 32 20 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14
Bachelor's degrees 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                           
Private nonprofit 4-year institutions 485,185 495,870 502,580 514,965 531,639 545,175 546,825 554,615 568,140 582,704 596,212 603,593 614,986
                           
Subbaccalaureate credentials 43,125 44,352 44,617 47,129 53,834 54,484 50,472 51,351 55,319 56,690 60,254 59,380 61,452
Less-than-1-year certificates 2,812 3,047 3,284 3,497 10,215 9,533 3,784 4,522 4,461 4,049 5,337 6,322 5,083
Certificates of 1 year or more 6,332 6,852 5,998 6,392 6,116 6,700 6,121 6,186 6,273 5,909 5,851 6,379 8,117
Associate's degrees 33,981 34,453 35,335 37,240 37,503 38,251 40,567 40,643 44,585 46,732 49,066 46,679 48,252
Bachelor's degrees 442,060 451,518 457,963 467,836 477,805 490,691 496,353 503,264 512,821 526,014 535,958 544,213 553,534
                           
Private nonprofit 2-year institutions 27,479 25,630 24,550 23,685 14,586 15,643 15,333 15,498 22,525 21,176 17,644 16,213 29,837
                           
Subbaccalaureate credentials 27,479 25,630 24,550 23,685 14,586 15,643 15,333 15,498 22,525 21,168 17,644 16,213 29,837
Less-than-1-year certificates 8,849 7,532 7,273 7,636 2,231 2,528 2,392 2,631 6,971 5,265 3,939 2,980 8,444
Certificates of 1 year or more 6,428 6,782 7,268 6,833 6,029 6,578 6,578 6,837 8,172 8,288 7,120 6,785 11,023
Associate's degrees 12,202 11,316 10,009 9,216 6,326 6,537 6,363 6,030 7,382 7,615 6,585 6,448 10,370
Bachelor's degrees 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0
Private nonprofit less-than-2-year institutions 12,505 11,103 12,145 11,530 9,604 8,745 13,064 15,476 10,657 9,345 8,666 8,264 13,415
                           
Subbaccalaureate credentials 12,505 11,103 12,145 11,530 9,604 8,745 13,064 15,476 10,657 9,345 8,666 8,264 13,415
Less-than-1-year certificates 7,030 5,127 7,326 6,387 4,871 4,813 8,796 9,474 6,479 4,491 4,611 4,088 3,807
Certificates of 1 year or more 5,475 5,976 4,819 5,143 4,733 3,932 4,268 6,002 4,178 4,854 4,055 4,176 9,608
Associate's degrees 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bachelor's degrees 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                           
Private for-profit 4-year institutions 72,199 90,792 110,028 129,331 144,518 160,303 191,393 231,090 272,608 301,999 286,986 270,316 245,981
                           
Subbaccalaureate credentials 41,044 48,486 61,170 67,294 73,753 84,354 106,869 133,619 158,098 167,743 146,179 131,114 114,024
Less-than-1-year certificates 2,104 3,707 5,079 7,235 6,181 7,260 7,349 11,797 8,886 8,389 8,569 8,852 8,678
Certificates of 1 year or more 4,565 5,174 7,548 8,014 9,194 8,644 13,552 15,330 23,712 20,615 21,889 21,974 18,836
Associate's degrees 34,375 39,605 48,543 52,045 58,378 68,450 85,968 106,492 125,500 138,739 115,721 100,288 86,510
Bachelor's degrees 31,155 42,306 48,858 62,037 70,765 75,949 84,524 97,471 114,510 134,256 140,807 139,202 131,957
                           
Private for-profit 2-year institutions 129,804 145,162 154,056 163,633 165,657 175,857 201,275 248,336 277,741 253,721 223,689 196,963 162,595
                           
Subbaccalaureate credentials 129,804 145,162 154,056 163,633 165,648 175,857 201,274 248,331 277,741 253,721 223,689 196,961 162,590
Less-than-1-year certificates 24,848 30,907 35,284 38,694 36,548 40,207 57,601 90,241 66,945 51,161 36,641 36,107 29,050
Certificates of 1 year or more 49,777 59,175 63,513 67,478 69,728 77,244 85,609 102,630 141,641 130,412 123,858 104,083 86,575
Associate's degrees 55,179 55,080 55,259 57,461 59,372 58,406 58,064 55,460 69,155 72,148 63,190 56,771 46,965
Bachelor's degrees 0 0 0 0 9 0 1 5 0 0 0 2 5
                           
Private for-profit less-than-2-year institutions 172,514 189,462 192,800 186,913 183,551 183,482 179,743 207,718 233,048 220,399 199,900 191,405 169,089
                           
Subbaccalaureate credentials 172,514 189,462 192,800 186,913 183,551 183,482 179,743 207,718 233,048 220,399 199,900 191,405 169,089
Less-than-1-year certificates 96,719 99,529 101,935 99,459 100,557 101,461 96,638 102,520 88,350 83,258 72,683 78,096 67,187
Certificates of 1 year or more 75,759 89,926 90,863 87,422 82,994 81,902 83,083 105,121 144,698 137,106 127,215 113,253 101,864
Associate's degrees 36 7 2 32 0 119 22 77 0 35 2 56 38
Bachelor's degrees 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NOTE: The year represents a calendar year (e.g. spring 2015 completions and fall 2015 institutional characteristics); data may differ from other published tables that are based on academic years (e.g., spring 2015 completions and fall 2014 institutional characteristics).
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Institutional Characteristics (IC) and Completions components, 2003–04 through 2015–16.

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