The Degree Rules, for Now (Inside Higher Ed)

"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

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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.