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Findings: Adult

Among adults who have only a nondegree credential, the most common credential is a license, followed by postsecondary certificate, and then certification.

Figure A9. Percentage of adults in the labor force without a postsecondary degree and with a nondegree credential who have a license, certification, or postsecondary certificate: 2016

Figure A9. Percentage of adults in the labor force without a postsecondary degree and with a nondegree credential who have a license, certification, or postsecondary certificate: 2016

NOTE: As defined in the survey, adults are ages 16 to 65 and not enrolled in high school. A nondegree credential is a certification, license, or postsecondary certificate. A postsecondary certificate is defined in the survey as a certificate obtained from a community college or other school after high school, and that included at least 40 hours of instruction and did not require being enrolled in or having completed a bachelor's or higher degree program. Adults can have more than one credential.  Detail does not sum to 100 because adults can have more than one credential. Tabular data for percentages and their standard errors are available in Table A9.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, Adult Training and Education Survey (ATES) of the National Household Education Surveys Program, 2016.


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