IBL News | New York
As a result of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, 56% of Americans are interested in pursuing additional education but are unable to due to the cost (29%) or other factors such as limited time (23%). In contrast, just over a quarter (26%) of Americans are more likely to pursue additional education because they are in search of a recession-proof job.
These are the main conclusions of a survey conducted by edX in determining the impact of the pandemic on education.
“Education has always been linked to improved job and earning potential, and with the pandemic leading us into a likely economic downturn, the cost is clearly top of mind,” concluded Adam Medros, Co-CEO at edX.
The survey shows that 45% are looking for a course that will help advance their career, while another 30% who are interested in taking a course to explore a new interest.
edX.org offers stackable, modular credentials, such as MicroMasters Programs, Professional Certificate Programs, and MicroBachelors Programs.