June 15, 2022
 2 p.m. Eastern

While college enrollment has declined over the past two years, our surveys reveal self-reported likelihood to enroll is now increasing. However, confidence in the benefits of additional education continues to decline. We find that actual enrollment behaviors are linked to sentiments about both education benefits and enrollment likelihood. Additional insights from past, present, and prospective students highlight challenges to enrollment, and reveal which experiences they link to strong education outcomes. Join Strada researchers, guest panelists, and moderator Paul Fain for insights and discussion about how individuals are viewing their education choices, and ideas for giving them the confidence to move forward.

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June 28, 2021
Examining the Value of Nondegree Credentials

The number of organizations offering nondegree credentials is proliferating, and interest from learners in these credentials — certificates, certifications, and licenses — is growing. But even though these credentials are now in the spotlight, we have relatively sparse data on outcomes. To provide more understanding, through a Strada-Gallup survey we asked more than 14,000 adults across the nation about earnings, job satisfaction, and perceptions about the worth and benefits of nondegree credentials. This month’s Strada Public Viewpoint release compares learner outcomes across degree, nondegree, and combined pathways. By examining programs of different lengths and the experiences of different populations, we aim to provide insights that inform our understanding of the value and potential limitations of nondegree credentials. Join Strada researchers and expert panelists at 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 28, for a discussion about the findings and implications for the field. As part of the ongoing Strada Public Viewpoint research started in March 2020, Strada Education Network has talked to tens of thousands of people in the United States about their experiences with work and education during the pandemic. The research is intended to inform education and training providers, policymakers, and employers who are helping people complete valuable and purposeful education pathways.