Certificate Outcomes

Certificate programs help you gain knowledge without committing to the time and money of a degreed program - less credits, more flexible, cheaper.
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1,000,000 certificates are awarded nationally each year.

Four million workers (3%) in the U.S. have certificates
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A certificate is an excellent professional development tool to increase your knowledge in your career, begin work toward a full degree, achieve state licensure, fulfill state or national education requirements, or learn new skills to give you a foot in the door toward a new career.

According to the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce, "certificates have swelled to become the second most common postsecondary award in the United States."

Certificate Benefits

  • Career advancement and added job security
  • Increased earning potential
  • Thirst for knowledge: many graduate certificate courses can later be applied toward a Master’s degree.
  • Networking: gain connections with professors and fellow students