Certificates Rise to 22% of Postsecondary Credentials Awarded, Report Says

Originally posted from The Chronicle of Higher Education
By Jennifer González

Certificates are the fastest growing form of postsecondary credentials in the nation, surpassing associate and master’s degrees as the second most common award in higher education after the B.A., according to a report released on Wednesday by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.

Postsecondary certificates made up 22 percent of awarded credentials in 2010, compared with just 6 percent in 1980. Over that time, the number of certificates awarded annually has increased from 100,000 to one million. Their appeal is growing because they are affordable, take less than a year to complete, and often lead to higher earnings, compared with receiving an associate and sometimes even a bachelor’s degree, the report says.

The most common occupations of certificate holders are business/office work, transportation, health care, and metal working, the report says.

The authors of the report, “Certificates: Gateway to Gainful Employment and College Degrees,” also found that certificates are often not counted in government statistics, despite their growth. If they were included in those figures, “the United States would move from 15th to 10th in the international rankings of postsecondary attainment,” the report says.

Earning a certificate is often a catalyst toward earning a college degree, the report says. One-third of certificate holders also possess an associate, bachelor’s, or master’s degree. Two out of three of those individuals earned their certificate first, the report says, while one in three earned a degree first.

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Texas Executive Education to host an Open House – June 21, 2012

Texas Executive Education invites you and a guest to join us for an Open House and Corporate Recognition event. This event will highlight new open enrollment programs, a couple of our popular ones, and recognize our corporate partners. Come join us to network with the Executive Education faculty and colleagues, learn about our new programs, and enter to win raffle prizes.

WHAT:Texas Executive Education’s Open House and Corporate Recognition
WHEN:  Thursday, June 21, 2012, 4:30-8:30 p.m.
WHERE: AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, 1900 University Avenue (MLK and Lavaca St.), Austin, TX 78705
COST: $15 includes appetizers, beverages and parking

Event Outline and Featured Programs/Faculty
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm     Registration/ Networking Happy Hour
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
• Supply Chain Management featuring Dr. Rayan Bagchi
• The Art & Science of Effective Negotiations featuring Dr. Gaylen Paulson
6:45 pm – 7:15 pm
• Managing Information Technology Projects featuring Dr. Sharon Dunn
• Leading High Performance Teams featuring Dr. Kyle Lewis
7:30 pm– 8:15 pm
• Corporate Recognition and Faculty Panel on Innovation (new program for fall 2012)
featuring Dr. Gaylen Paulson, Dr. Luis Martins, Dr. Ethan Burris, Dr. Art Markman

To register, visit:http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/execed/openhouse

Texas Executive Education Newsletter – May 2012 Edition

Texas Executive Education


In this Issue

Texas Executive Education (TEE) News:
•  Save the Date:Texas Executive Education’s Open House – June 21st
•  NOV wins Outstanding Executive Education Corporate Partner Award
•  Dr. David Spence wins Fawn and Vijay Mahajan Teaching Excellence Award for Executive Education
•  Meet Shawna Renold, Program Manager for Open Enrollment
•  Save the Date: Texas CIO Institute – September 25-27, 2012

Feature Programs:
•  Developing the Project Business Case – September 17 -18, 2012
•  Supply Chain Procurement and Processing – October 4-5, 2012
•  Marketing Strategy – October 9-10, 2012

Recent Program Graduates

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