The Overlooked Value of Certificates and Associate Degrees
What Students Need to Know Before They Go to College
Jan. 16, 2020
Author(s): Anthony P. Carnevale, Tanya I. Garcia, Neil Ridley, and Michael C. Quinn
Organization(s): Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce
A bachelor’s degree is often considered the gold standard for stable employment and lifetime earnings, but it is not the only route to economic opportunity. This report examines the labor-market value of associate degrees and certificate programs.