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Table A9. Percentage of adults in the labor force with a nondegree credential who have each type of nondegree credential, by whether adult has a postsecondary degree: 2016

Type of nondegree credential   All levels of educational attainment   Does not have a postsecondary degree   Has a postsecondary degree
Postsecondary certificate 27.3   42.8   16.6
Certification 23.8   21.4   25.5
License 67.6   56.1   75.5
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 or technical 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.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Adult Training and Education Survey (ATES) of the National Household Education Surveys Program, 2016.