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Table P161. Number of subbaccalaureate occupational education 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 1,013,146 1,074,196 1,115,168 1,127,667 1,144,789 1,183,750 1,562,405 1,414,788 1,562,405 1,551,947 1,503,288 1,481,414 1,458,010
                           
Less-than-1-year certificates 333,788 347,903 360,783 365,476 376,259 392,977 472,094 491,998 472,094 448,646 439,924 467,193 471,678
Certificates of 1 year or more 296,878 325,304 334,577 331,715 330,595 335,342 513,817 410,220 513,817 486,482 472,734 441,909 423,085
Associate's degrees 382,480 400,989 419,808 430,476 437,935 455,431 576,494 512,570 576,494 616,819 590,630 572,312 563,247
                           
Control and level of institution                          
                           
Public 4-year institutions 38,386 39,496 44,385 46,702 56,701 59,642 89,146 77,976 89,146 95,282 101,523 111,062 121,902
                           
Less-than-1-year certificates 4,981 4,928 4,715 6,749 11,676 14,406 26,869 21,655 26,869 29,193 34,418 41,403 49,198
Certificates of 1 year or more 5,668 5,581 6,794 6,616 7,638 7,763 12,755 11,253 12,755 14,026 14,375 14,904 16,353
Associate's degrees 27,737 28,987 32,876 33,337 37,387 37,473 49,522 45,068 49,522 52,063 52,730 54,755 56,351
                           
Public 2-year institutions 526,355 549,624 573,682 573,150 578,208 593,797 707,787 654,626 707,787 724,344 739,434 760,058 777,752
                           
Less-than-1-year certificates 170,729 177,793 185,723 185,222 194,317 204,481 251,539 236,591 251,539 252,977 261,401 276,555 288,588
Certificates of 1 year or more 123,222 126,146 135,874 132,161 130,474 129,487 155,345 139,659 155,345 148,114 152,629 156,228 156,498
Associate's degrees 232,404 245,685 252,085 255,767 253,417 259,829 300,903 278,376 300,903 323,253 325,404 327,275 332,666
                           
Public less-than-2-year institutions 43,067 41,773 29,772 30,377 31,638 29,399 35,108 36,746 35,108 34,293 34,245 32,228 30,832
                           
Less-than-1-year certificates 21,291 19,632 14,751 15,594 15,430 13,315 15,748 17,577 15,748 14,382 15,953 15,048 13,878
Certificates of 1 year or more 21,774 22,141 14,989 14,763 16,205 16,084 19,360 19,169 19,360 19,911 18,292 17,180 16,940
Associate's degrees 2 0 32 20 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14
                           
Private nonprofit 4-year institutions 34,543 35,777 35,887 38,269 41,216 42,251 44,221 40,582 44,221 44,436 47,290 47,146 49,684
                           
Less-than-1-year certificates 2,651 2,848 3,033 3,273 6,651 6,717 4,019 4,061 4,019 3,633 4,947 5,676 4,571
Certificates of 1 year or more 6,065 6,595 5,606 5,967 5,490 5,507 5,602 5,390 5,602 5,264 5,052 5,551 7,273
Associate's degrees 25,827 26,334 27,248 29,029 29,075 30,027 34,600 31,131 34,600 35,539 37,291 35,919 37,840
                           
Private nonprofit 2-year institutions 21,970 20,753 19,660 18,694 12,041 13,656 20,968 13,932 20,968 19,446 15,970 14,754 27,946
                           
Less-than-1-year certificates 5,889 5,159 4,844 5,052 1,899 2,302 6,708 2,400 6,708 4,864 3,512 2,808 8,265
Certificates of 1 year or more 5,659 6,016 6,448 6,061 5,295 6,324 7,957 6,655 7,957 8,021 6,923 6,561 10,825
Associate's degrees 10,422 9,578 8,368 7,581 4,847 5,030 6,303 4,877 6,303 6,561 5,535 5,385 8,856
                           
Private nonprofit less-than-2-year institutions 11,587 10,444 11,342 10,819 9,194 8,451 9,500 13,153 9,500 8,587 7,887 7,542 12,563
                           
Less-than-1-year certificates 6,112 4,468 6,523 5,676 4,461 4,519 5,322 7,172 5,322 3,745 3,855 3,373 2,959
Certificates of 1 year or more 5,475 5,976 4,819 5,143 4,733 3,932 4,178 5,981 4,178 4,842 4,032 4,169 9,604
Associate's degrees 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                           
Private for-profit 4-year institutions 39,375 44,028 56,129 61,640 69,108 80,265 147,754 124,421 147,754 156,134 136,896 123,228 107,575
                           
Less-than-1-year certificates 1,803 3,206 4,521 6,195 5,722 6,630 8,024 10,998 8,024 7,274 7,798 8,357 8,217
Certificates of 1 year or more 4,344 4,949 7,244 7,728 9,117 8,583 23,015 15,220 23,015 20,211 21,144 21,315 18,361
Associate's degrees 33,228 35,873 44,364 47,717 54,269 65,052 116,715 98,203 116,715 128,649 107,954 93,556 80,997
                           
Private for-profit 2-year institutions 126,892 144,255 153,385 162,923 164,945 174,699 276,273 246,963 276,273 250,087 221,846 195,160 161,527
                           
Less-than-1-year certificates 24,499 30,878 35,281 38,693 36,532 40,193 66,487 89,771 66,487 49,922 36,589 36,080 29,037
Certificates of 1 year or more 49,569 58,852 63,271 67,237 69,476 76,605 141,335 102,354 141,335 129,446 123,543 103,714 86,005
Associate's degrees 52,824 54,525 54,833 56,993 58,937 57,901 68,451 54,838 68,451 70,719 61,714 55,366 46,485
                           
Private for-profit less-than-2-year institutions 170,971 188,046 190,926 185,093 181,738 181,590 231,648 206,389 231,648 219,338 198,197 190,236 168,229
                           
Less-than-1-year certificates 95,833 98,991 101,392 99,022 99,571 100,414 87,378 101,773 87,378 82,656 71,451 77,893 66,965
Certificates of 1 year or more 75,102 89,048 89,532 86,039 82,167 81,057 144,270 104,539 144,270 136,647 126,744 112,287 101,226
Associate's degrees 36 7 2 32 0 119 0 77 0 35 2 56 38
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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