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Table P162. Number of undergraduate credentials awarded by Title IV postsecondary institutions, by level of institution, control of institution, and credential level: United States, selected years 2003 to 2014
Level of institution, control 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
                           
Level of institution                          
                           
4-year institutions 1,490,980 1,553,511 1,613,957 1,673,901 1,741,128 1,797,643 1,873,524 1,972,387 2,091,037 2,195,493 2,233,012 2,261,642 2,288,314
                           
Subbaccalaureate credentials 142,169 153,969 174,695 188,659 217,047 234,574 272,126 322,473 374,984 403,338 392,631 391,830 393,387
Less-than-1-year certificates 10,693 12,568 14,129 18,691 29,202 32,535 28,327 39,783 42,036 43,878 51,288 59,976 66,393
Certificates of 1 year or more 16,993 18,077 21,016 21,778 23,594 23,824 29,974 33,371 43,503 41,270 42,779 44,778 44,781
Associate's degrees 114,483 123,324 139,550 148,190 164,251 178,215 213,825 249,319 289,445 318,190 298,564 287,076 282,213
Bachelor's degrees 1,348,811 1,399,542 1,439,262 1,485,242 1,524,081 1,563,069 1,601,398 1,649,914 1,716,053 1,792,155 1,840,381 1,869,812 1,894,927
                           
2-year institutions 909,764 956,614 997,998 1,011,123 1,015,313 1,043,903 1,091,470 1,202,218 1,320,156 1,343,412 1,339,215 1,348,975 1,368,356
                           
Subbaccalaureate credentials 909,764 956,614 997,996 1,011,123 1,015,302 1,043,897 1,091,469 1,202,213 1,320,156 1,343,404 1,339,215 1,348,973 1,368,349
Less-than-1-year certificates 206,410 218,240 230,406 234,089 235,466 250,104 278,893 334,142 330,844 317,799 308,517 322,317 333,996
Certificates of 1 year or more 183,821 196,197 210,420 212,070 215,972 221,844 239,039 268,491 335,242 322,056 321,722 310,366 302,595
Associate's degrees 519,533 542,177 557,170 564,964 563,864 571,949 573,537 599,580 654,070 703,549 708,976 716,290 731,758
Bachelor's degrees 0 0 2 0 11 6 1 5 0 8 0 2 7
                           
Less than 2-year institutions 228,546 242,712 234,936 228,825 224,806 221,695 228,409 260,009 278,852 264,093 242,910 231,972 213,454
                           
Subbaccalaureate credentials 228,546 242,712 234,936 228,825 224,806 221,695 228,409 260,009 278,852 264,093 242,910 231,972 213,454
Less-than-1-year certificates 125,486 124,644 124,223 121,442 120,862 119,628 122,759 129,636 110,608 102,153 93,299 97,281 84,915
Certificates of 1 year or more 103,022 118,061 110,679 107,331 103,941 101,948 105,628 130,296 168,244 161,905 149,609 134,635 128,487
Associate's degrees 38 7 34 52 3 119 22 77 0 35 2 56 52
Bachelor's degrees 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                           
Control of institution                          
                           
Public institutions 1,729,604 1,794,818 1,850,732 1,883,792 1,931,692 1,974,036 2,045,770 2,161,881 2,305,326 2,413,654 2,482,040 2,555,835 2,634,221
                           
Subbaccalaureate credentials 854,008 889,100 918,289 928,423 956,179 977,601 1,025,249 1,112,702 1,216,604 1,281,769 1,318,424 1,369,438 1,424,783
Less-than-1-year certificates 200,227 205,603 208,577 211,314 224,927 236,465 253,419 282,376 301,396 307,217 321,324 343,129 363,055
Certificates of 1 year or more 155,500 158,450 162,106 159,897 164,713 162,616 175,430 190,052 218,315 218,047 224,122 233,129 239,840
Associate's degrees 498,281 525,047 547,606 557,212 566,539 578,520 596,400 640,274 696,893 756,505 772,978 793,180 821,888
Bachelor's degrees 875,596 905,718 932,443 955,369 975,513 996,435 1,020,521 1,049,179 1,088,722 1,131,885 1,163,616 1,186,397 1,209,438
                           
Private nonprofit institutions 525,169 532,603 539,275 550,180 555,829 569,563 575,222 585,589 601,322 613,225 622,522 628,070 658,238
                           
Subbaccalaureate credentials 83,109 81,085 81,312 82,344 78,024 78,872 78,869 82,325 88,501 87,203 86,564 83,857 104,704
Less-than-1-year certificates 18,691 15,706 17,883 17,520 17,317 16,874 14,972 16,627 17,911 13,805 13,887 13,390 17,334
Certificates of 1 year or more 18,235 19,610 18,085 18,368 16,878 17,210 16,967 19,025 18,623 19,051 17,026 17,340 28,748
Associate's degrees 46,183 45,769 45,344 46,456 43,829 44,788 46,930 46,673 51,967 54,347 55,651 53,127 58,622
Bachelor's degrees 442,060 451,518 457,963 467,836 477,805 490,691 496,353 503,264 512,821 526,022 535,958 544,213 553,534
                           
Private for-profit institutions 374,517 425,416 456,884 479,877 493,726 519,642 572,411 687,144 783,397 776,119 710,575 658,684 577,665
                           
Subbaccalaureate credentials 343,362 383,110 408,026 417,840 422,952 443,693 487,886 589,668 668,887 641,863 569,768 519,480 445,703
Less-than-1-year certificates 123,671 134,143 142,298 145,388 143,286 148,928 161,588 204,558 164,181 142,808 117,893 123,055 104,915
Certificates of 1 year or more 130,101 154,275 161,924 162,914 161,916 167,790 182,244 223,081 310,051 288,133 272,962 239,310 207,275
Associate's degrees 89,590 94,692 103,804 109,538 117,750 126,975 144,054 162,029 194,655 210,922 178,913 157,115 133,513
Bachelor's degrees 31,155 42,306 48,858 62,037 70,774 75,949 84,525 97,476 114,510 134,256 140,807 139,204 131,962
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.