Certified Value: When Do Adults without Degrees Benefit from Earning Certificates and Certifications?

Analyzes data from the Strada-Gallup Education Consumer Survey to provide a first-ever look at the impact of non-degree credentials on the lives of a nationally-representative group of education consumers. This new study finds that adults with a certificate or certification, but no college degree, report greater marketability, employment rates, incomes, and happiness with their educational paths than adults without credentials. 

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Strada Education Network, Gallup, Lumina Foundation

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