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Table P163. Number of subbaccalaureate occupational education 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 1,013,146 1,074,196 1,115,168 1,127,667 1,144,789 1,183,750 1,256,260 1,414,788 1,562,405 1,551,947 1,503,288 1,481,414 1,458,010
                           
Less-than-1-year certificates 333,788 347,903 360,783 365,476 376,259 392,977 420,890 491,998 472,094 448,646 439,924 467,193 471,678
Certificates of 1 year or more 296,878 325,304 334,577 331,715 330,595 335,342 355,743 410,220 513,817 486,482 472,734 441,909 423,085
Associate's degrees 382,480 400,989 419,808 430,476 437,935 455,431 479,627 512,570 576,494 616,819 590,630 572,312 563,247
                           
Level of institution                          
                           
4-year institutions 112,304 119,301 136,401 146,611 167,025 182,158 206,868 242,979 281,121 295,852 285,709 281,436 279,161
                           
Less-than-1-year certificates 9,435 10,982 12,269 16,217 24,049 27,753 25,543 36,714 38,912 40,100 47,163 55,436 61,986
Certificates of 1 year or more 16,077 17,125 19,644 20,311 22,245 21,853 28,395 31,863 41,372 39,501 40,571 41,770 41,987
Associate's degrees 86,792 91,194 104,488 110,083 120,731 132,552 152,930 174,402 200,837 216,251 197,975 184,230 175,188
                           
2-year institutions 675,217 714,632 746,727 754,767 755,194 782,152 824,890 915,521 1,005,028 993,877 977,250 969,972 967,225
                           
Less-than-1-year certificates 201,117 213,830 225,848 228,967 232,748 246,976 275,615 328,762 324,734 307,763 301,502 315,443 325,890
Certificates of 1 year or more 178,450 191,014 205,593 205,459 205,245 212,416 222,600 248,668 304,637 285,581 283,095 266,503 253,328
Associate's degrees 295,650 309,788 315,286 320,341 317,201 322,760 326,675 338,091 375,657 400,533 392,653 388,026 388,007
                           
Less than 2-year institutions 225,625 240,263 232,040 226,289 222,570 219,440 224,502 256,288 276,256 262,218 240,329 230,006 211,624
                           
Less-than-1-year certificates 123,236 123,091 122,666 120,292 119,462 118,248 119,732 126,522 108,448 100,783 91,259 96,314 83,802
Certificates of 1 year or more 102,351 117,165 109,340 105,945 103,105 101,073 104,748 129,689 167,808 161,400 149,068 133,636 127,770
Associate's degrees 38 7 34 52 3 119 22 77 0 35 2 56 52
                           
Control of institution                          
                           
Public institutions 607,808 630,893 647,839 650,229 666,547 682,838 713,808 769,348 832,041 853,919 875,202 903,348 930,486
                           
Less-than-1-year certificates 197,001 202,353 205,189 207,565 221,423 232,202 249,111 275,823 294,156 296,552 311,772 333,006 351,664
Certificates of 1 year or more 150,664 153,868 157,657 153,540 154,317 153,334 159,227 170,081 187,460 182,051 185,296 188,312 189,791
Associate's degrees 260,143 274,672 284,993 289,124 290,807 297,302 305,470 323,444 350,425 375,316 378,134 382,030 389,031
                           
Private nonprofit institutions 68,100 66,974 66,889 67,782 62,451 64,358 64,886 67,667 74,689 72,469 71,147 69,442 90,193
                           
Less-than-1-year certificates 14,652 12,475 14,400 14,001 13,011 13,538 12,204 13,633 16,049 12,242 12,314 11,857 15,795
Certificates of 1 year or more 17,199 18,587 16,873 17,171 15,518 15,763 15,960 18,026 17,737 18,127 16,007 16,281 27,702
Associate's degrees 36,249 35,912 35,616 36,610 33,922 35,057 36,722 36,008 40,903 42,100 42,826 41,304 46,696
                           
Private for-profit institutions 337,238 376,329 400,440 409,656 415,791 436,554 477,566 577,773 655,675 625,559 556,939 508,624 437,331
                           
Less-than-1-year certificates 122,135 133,075 141,194 143,910 141,825 147,237 159,575 202,542 161,889 139,852 115,838 122,330 104,219
Certificates of 1 year or more 129,015 152,849 160,047 161,004 160,760 166,245 180,556 222,113 308,620 286,304 271,431 237,316 205,592
Associate's degrees 86,088 90,405 99,199 104,742 113,206 123,072 137,435 153,118 185,166 199,403 169,670 148,978 127,520
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.