What Adults With Certificates But No College Degree Say About Their Job Experiences – Ed Surge
American adults who never completed college but who’ve earned a professional certificate are more likely to be employed and earn more than those without such certifications, according to a new analysis of Gallup polling data.
Those with no degree but a certificate reported a median annual income of $45,000, compared to $30,000 for those with no degree and no certificate. But the amount of the boost varies widely by profession, and it is more pronounced for men than for women.
That’s according to a new report out today by Strada Education Network, the Lumina Foundation and Gallup that draws on survey answers from nearly 50,000 people aged 25 to 64 who are working but who didn’t graduate from college. It’s a bit of an unusual sample, in that it was collected over a period of two and a half years, as part of an ongoing effort by Gallup and Strada to poll hundreds of people each day about higher education topics.