Some Certificates Better than a College Degree
The classical depiction of “getting an education” meant finishing high school, going to college, and picking up, at the very least, a Bachelor’s degree.
But a Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce Study, released June 6, 2012, has revealed a dramatic shift. The key finding: some postsecondary certificates will pay off more than four-year college degrees.
According to the study, 22% of 2011-2012 postsecondary credentials were awarded as certificates, up from just 6% in 1980. The study cites affordability, shortened time of completion, and high-yielding returns, as the three main factors for the growth of this credential. Click here to read the full story from our partners at TheCityWire.com.