There Are 700K+ Credentials—and Counting. Which Ones Are ‘Quality’?
Rebecca Koenig, EdSurge
In 2016, Credential Engine set out to tally all the badges, degrees, certificates, licenses, and diplomas available to denote educational attainment.
The Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit is still counting.
So far, the group has found 738,428 unique credentials in the United States, according to a new report. Almost half are offered by non-academic organizations. Credential Engine hopes its database will eventually help people discern which credentials offer the most value for personal learning and employment opportunities.