A Research Group Identifies Over 700K Unique Credentials in the United States

IBL News | New York

A research conducted by the George Washington University Institute of Public Policy and Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness has identified 738,428 unique credentials in the U.S.

This analysis, titled “Counting U.S. Postsecondary and Secondary Credentials“, provides a clear picture of the vast credential landscape. That number doubles the initial estimate of 334,114 published in April 2018.

Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit Credential Engine is now building a searchable Credential Registry through partnerships with state agencies, employers, universities and colleges.

This organization hopes that its database will help people discern which credentials offer the most value for personal learning and employment opportunities.