Survey of US Certificate Student Market

October 11, 2006

  On Tuesday, Eduventures released results of a survey of 1,800 US certificate program students. Certificate programs, cheaper and quicker than degree programs, are growing in popularity, especially among young, single, mobile females looking to change jobs or advance their careers. “They are typically in their mid- to late 20s, with a sense of urgency.” Some of the most popular fields for certificate programs are in entertainment, business management and international finance. Many certificate students would like to count their credits toward a degree some day, although other are pursuing post-degree certification. (See http://insidehighered.com/news/2006/10/10/certificate )