"Recent headlines have touted the move by several big employers to stop requiring new hires to hold college degrees. Meanwhile, a drumbeat of studies show increasing labor market returns for degrees, and employers say they value the critical thinking skills of liberal arts graduates."—Source: Inside Higher Ed
WHY THIS MATTERS:
While degrees still carry unique, high-level value, credentials are gaining steam in a major way. As more and more employers and institutions embrace alternative pathways, we're likely to see this trend continue.