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ERIC Number: ED502715
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Postsecondary Career/Technical Education: Changes in the Number of Offering Institutions and Awarded Credentials from 1997 to 2006. Issue Brief. NCES 2008-001
Clery, Sue
National Center for Education Statistics
This Issue Brief focuses on the subbaccalaureate sector of career-related credential programs, corresponding to the definition of career/technical education (CTE) as "organized educational activities that provide technical skill proficiency, an industry-recognized credential, a certificate, or an associate degree." The report examines changes among less-than-4-year Title IV postsecondary institutions, looking at the number of institutions that offer CTE and the number of subbaccalaureate CTE credentials (certificates and associate's degrees) these institutions award. The analysis uses data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), administered by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), to examine change over a 9-year period (academic years 1997 through 2006). Overall, the number of less-than-4-year institutions offering CTE increased 3 percent from 1997 to 2006, and the total number of subbaccalaureate CTE credentials awarded increased 24 percent. One measurable change over this period was the shift in CTE-offering institutions and credentials awarded from public 2-year institutions to for-profit 2-year and less-than-2-year institutions. For-profit 2-year and less-than-2-year institutions experienced increases across four measures: (1) number of institutions offering CTE, (2) their share of all CTE-offering institutions; (3) number of subbaccalaureate CTE credentials awarded; and (4) their share of all such credentials awarded. Conversely, public 2-year institutions experienced a decline in the number of institutions offering CTE, but an increase in the number of subbaccalaureate CTE credentials awarded; these institutions represented a smaller proportion of all CTE-offering institutions in 2006 than in 1997, and their share of all subbaccalaureate CTE credentials declined from 59 to 58 percent. (Contains 4 endnotes, 2 figures, and 2 tables.)
National Center for Education Statistics. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Web site: http://nces.ed.gov/help/orderinfo.asp
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED)
IES Funded: Yes