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1 in 4 U.S. Adults Hold Noncollege Credentials

Magazine article HRMagazine

1 in 4 U.S. Adults Hold Noncollege Credentials

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More than 50 million U.S. adults-1 in 4-have obtained educational credentials other than a college degree, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's first-ever report on alternative credentials.

Of those, 11.2 million adults with no college education hold alternative credentials, which include professional certifications, licenses or educational certificates.

A professional certification or license is awarded by a certification body or licensing agency through an examination process. An educational certificate is typically bestowed by an educational institution based on a program of study.

For full-time workers who haven't earned a bachelor's degree, the credentials provide a boost in earnings, the report states. But some workers are less likely than others to obtain alternative credentials. Only 13 percent of Hispanics held professional certifications or licenses compared with 18 percent of blacks, 19 percent of Asians and 24 percent of non- Hispanic whites. …

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