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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 2013

Certificates Awarded by Career Cluster 2013

Source: US Department of Education, IPEDS Completion Surveys

Certificates and diplomas awarded below the bachelor's degree by Minnesota postsecondary institutions

Name of Program 2003-04 04-05 05-06 06-07 07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11 11-12 12-13
Agriculture, ag operations, and related sciences337261384318403347426416614652
Area, ethnic, cultural, and gender studies22271922192122212829
Biological Science22
Business, management, and marketing1,6141,0571,3061,5011,1141,5691,4751,4781,5071,439
Communication, journalism, and related programs16394580374834624462
Communications technologies/technicians158958377817685633633
Computer and information sciences529364265252184243203316335339
Construction trades1,4031,3361,2601,1591,2421,1319941,117977953
Engineering technologies/technicians487395301311276303392357336251
English Language and Literature239116
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences257247205216186191193143166180
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics39395361586945676977
Health professions and related clinical sciences5,2665,4186,4126,2395,8556,1176,9506,8326,8046,591
Legal professions and studies878175939081153121123103
Liberal arts and humanities11114
Library Science189815973
Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians1,2051,1571,0671,0431,0421,0761,0081,0631,012997
Multi-Interdisciplinary Studies310454624342933
Natural resources and conservation24161725182648587637
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies5131016182219254532
Personal and culinary services1,5631,8691,9361,6171,5231,5961,8271,9741,9622,334
Precision production494475437485492554644638539716
Public administration and social service29412746367831645876
Science technologies/technicians432418221123
Security and protective services570527529582539532672399389642
Social sciences286491317295238
Theology and religious vocations26194529554040354836
Transportation and materials moving430323305259184178234320289285
Visual and performing arts192207178136112115143129179189

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