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PHI-6.1 Data Details

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PHI-6.1 Increase the number of public health or related sub-baccalaureate certificates and associate degrees awarded

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

Data Source: 
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
Yes
Measure: 
number
Baseline (Year): 
719 (2014–15)
Target: 
791
Target-Setting Method: 
10 percent improvement
Numerator: 

Number of public health or related associate degrees and sub-baccalaureate certificates awarded in the U.S.

Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective: 
Not applicable
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data: 

    From the 2014–2015 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System:

    [COUNT:]

    Please enter the awards conferred between JULY 1, 2013 and JUNE 30, 2014 for each 6-digit Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code and award level combination at your institution. Report Hispanic/Latino individuals of any race as Hispanic/Latino. Report race for non-Hispanic/Latino individuals only.

    • Men, Nonresident alien
    • Men, Hispanic/Latino
    • Men, American Indian or Alaska Native
    • Men, Asian
    • Men, Black or African American
    • Men, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
    • Men, White
    • Men, Two or more races
    • Men, Race and ethnicity unknown
    • Women, Nonresident alien
    • Women, Hispanic/Latino
    • Women, American Indian or Alaska Native
    • Women, Asian
    • Women, Black or African American
    • Women, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
    • Women, White
    • Women, Two or more races
    • Women, Race and ethnicity unknown

    More information on CIP codes are available here: CIP user site.

    IPEDS award levels include:

    • Postsecondary award, certificate, or diploma of (less than 1 academic year)
    • Postsecondary award, certificate, or diploma of (at least 1 but less than 2 academic years)
    • Postsecondary award, certificate, or diploma of (at least 2 but less than 4 academic years)
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    • Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
    • Doctor's degree - professional practice
    • Doctor's degree - other
    • Postbaccalaureate certificate
    • Post-master's certificate
Data Collection Frequency: 
Annual
Methodology Notes: 

    Data for this objective comes from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) collected by the National Center for Education Statistics, Department of Education. The IPEDS universe includes Title IV institutions in the United States and the other jurisdictions of the United States (American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, the Marshall Islands, Palau, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). The four U.S. service academies that are not Title IV eligible are included in the IPEDS universe because they are federally funded and open to the public (U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and U.S. Air Force Academy). One academy, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, is Title IV eligible. Data for all five institutions are included in the IPEDS universe. Only Title IV institutions (not administrative units) are considered the IPEDS universe for these purposes.

    The Completions component of IPEDS collects data on the number of degrees and certificates officially conferred in postsecondary education programs. Data are collected on the race/ethnicity and gender of recipients and their programs of study using the Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) codes. The data from this component reflect all formal awards (i.e., degrees, diplomas, certificates) received or conferred between July 1 of a given year, and June 30 of the following year.

    The Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) codes for 2010 that are used by the U.S. Department of Education (CIP user site) are used to identify public health and related programs. Public Health programs include all the 51.22 CIP codes:

    • 51.2201 – Public Health, General
    • 51.2202 – Environmental Health
    • 51.2205 – Health/Medical Physics
    • 51.2206 – Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
    • 51.2207 – Public Health Education and Promotion
    • 51.2208 – Community Health and Preventive Medicine
    • 51.2209 – Maternal and Child Health
    • 51.2210 – International Public Health/International Health
    • 51.2211 – Health Services Administration
    • 51.2212 – Behavioral Aspects of Health
    • 51.2299 – Public Health, Other

    Public Health Related Programs are those whose CIP codes are refer to in any of the 51.22 Public Health CIP codes:

    • 26.1309 – Epidemiology
    • 44.0503 – Health Policy Analysis
    • 51.0504 – Dental Public Health and Education

    Associate’s degrees and sub-baccalaureate certificates are defined as the following IPEDS award levels:

    • Postsecondary award, certificate, or diploma of (less than 1 academic year)
    • Postsecondary award, certificate, or diploma of (at least 1 but less than 2 academic years)
    • Postsecondary award, certificate, or diploma of (at least 2 but less than 4 academic years)
    • Associate's degree

Revision History

Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.

Description of Changes Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
In 2013, the data source title changed from "Data were compiled by AAC&U and AACC" to "Community College and Public Health." In 2014, the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) were added as data suppliers of the Community College and Public Health data source. In 2017, PHI-4.1, 4.2, 6.1, and 6.2 were revised because the data source was determined to not be reproducible. PHI-4.1, 4.2, and 6.1 objectives were revised to track the number of public health or related degrees and certificates and the data source was revised to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). PHI-6.2 was archived. As a result, the original baseline and baseline year for objective PHI-6.1 were revised from 2% (2009) to 965 (2014-2015). The target-setting method was revised from projection/trend analysis to 10% improvement and the target was revised from 3% to 1,062. In 2019, the PHI-6.1 2014-15 baseline was revised from 965 to 719. In keeping with the target setting method of ten percent improvement, the target was revised from 1062 to 791.

References

Additional resources about the objective

  1. National Center for Education Statistics. 2015-16 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Methodology Report [online]. 2016. [cited 2017 May 03]
  2. National Center for Education Statistics. Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).