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Certificates & Diplomas


At the certificate level, programs in health care dominated. Other popular short-term training programs were in cosmetology, manufacturing and transportation (including vehicular repair) and construction trades.

Certificates Awarded by Career Cluster 2014

Certificates Awarded by Career Cluster 2014

Source: US Department of Education, IPEDS Completion Surveys

Certificates and diplomas awarded below the bachelor's degree by Minnesota postsecondary institutions
Name of Program CIP Classification 2004-05 05-06 06-07 07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11 11-12 12-13 13-14
Agriculture, ag operations, and related sciences261384318403347426416614652552
Area, ethnic, cultural, and gender studies27192219212221282933
Biological Science22
Business, management, and marketing1,0571,3061,5011,1141,5691,4751,4781,5071,4391,557
Communication, journalism, and related programs39458037483462446271
Communications technologies/technicians95837781768563363312
Computer and information sciences364265252184243203316335339387
Construction trades1,3361,2601,1591,2421,1319941,117977953847
Engineering technologies/technicians395301311276303392357336251326
English Language and Literature2391165
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences247205216186191193143166180177
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics39536158694567697775
Health professions and related clinical sciences5,4186,4126,2395,8556,1176,9506,8326,8046,5915,868
Legal professions and studies8175939081153121123103182
Liberal arts and humanities111143
Library Science1898159739
Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians1,1571,0671,0431,0421,0761,0081,0631,0129971,103
Military Technologies35
Multi-Interdisciplinary Studies31045462434293324
Natural resources and conservation16172518264858763754
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies13101618221925453247
Personal and culinary services1,8691,9361,6171,5231,5961,8271,9741,9622,3341,935
Precision production475437485492554644638539716851
Public administration and social service41274636783164587683
Science technologies/technicians324182211231
Security and protective services527529582539532672399389642577
Social sciences8649131729523847
Theology and religious vocations19452955404035483653
Transportation and materials moving323305259184178234320289285221
Visual and performing arts207178136112115143129179189179

Double majors included.

Programs in this category are generally less than 2 years in length and are offered predominately at private career schools and public community and technical colleges.

Some variance in awards conferred by program may be due to fluctuation in types of private career schools that report data from year to year, and the types of programs offered at these institutions.

Source: US Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, IPEDS Completion Surveys