Career Learning for Adult Self-Sufficiency (CLASS)

Certificates: Gateway to Gainful Employment and College Degrees

Posted by Maisha Meminger - On April 23, 2014 (EST)

Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce has produced a report looking at certificates.

Certificates have swelled to become the second most common postsecondary award in the U.S.: Over 1 million are awarded each year. In the context of concerns about rising college costs and student loan debt, certificates, which are cheaper and take less time to complete than college degrees, have become of increasing interest to researchers, institutions, and other stakeholders in higher education.

This report analyzes earnings by field of study, sex, race/ethnicity, and program length. One of the most important factors that affects earnings is whether certificate holders work in the same occupational field they studied in.

User Comments (2)
On April 22, 2014  Pamela Hardin said:
I just found this post in 4/22/2014 and it would be a great re-post. this discussion needs to be reactived with the student loan crisis looming.

On April 23, 2014  Maisha Meminger said:
Will do

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