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Anthony P. Carnevale Stephen J. Rose Andrew. R. Hanson

Anthony P. Carnevale Stephen J. Rose Andrew. R. Hanson

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Acknowledgements We would like to express our gratitude to the individuals and organizations that have made this report possible. First, we thank Lumina Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for their support of our research over the past few years, and in particular, we are grateful for the support of Jamie Merisotis, Holly Zanville, Dewayne Matthews, Hilary Pennington, Elizabeth Gozalez, Parminder Jassal, and Ann Person. We are honored to be partners in their mission of promoting postsecondary access and completion for all Americans. We undertook this report to help advance the discussion and understanding of certificates and their value. We believe that certificates will continue to grow in our nation’s higher education system in the coming years. Because of the controversy surrounding certificates and the institutions that award them, we believe that efforts to contribute to transparency about their effects are essential. Many experts contributed their thoughts and feedback to the research, methodological decisions, content, and design of this report. That said, all errors, omissions, and views remain the responsibility of the authors. Specifically, we wish to thank: • Brian Bosworth and Complete College America, who pioneered research in this field with their 2010 report, Certificates Count: An Analysis of Sub-Baccalaureate Certificates. • Louis Jacobson for his critique on the report’s contents, research, and methodology among other recommendations. • Christopher Mullin for his guidance and support offered throughout the research and editorial process. • Nancy Lewis, the report’s editor, who made us look like better writers than we are. • Ryan Clennan and Studiografik, our designers, who made the report easy on the eye. • James Rosenbaum, who has pioneered much of the research on occupational credentials, and whose work has substantially informed our perspective in this report. Special thanks to Dr. Robert Templin, president of Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), and everyone who worked with us for months answering questions and helping us understand how certificates work at the ground level. So many individuals from NOVA’s faculty, staff, and administration helped us: Brian Foley, Amy Harris, Dr. Anthony Tardd, Avril Amato, Beatrice Veney, Dr. Sam Hill, Dr. George Gabriel, Brian Foley, Beverlee Drucker, Christina Hubbard, Teresa Overton, Marla Burton, Corrine Hurst, William Browning, Susan Craver, Sharon LeGrande, Cynthia Williams, Kerin Hilker-Balkissoon, Maxine Toliver, Mindy Hemmelman, Natalie Murray, Wende Ruffin-Lowry, William Browning and Dr. Sharon Robertson. • Jeff Strohl, Nicole Smith and Ban Cheah for their guidance, feedback, and strong data and research expertise. • Andrea Porter and Lincoln Ajoku for editorial assistance in the preparation and production of this report. Finally, we want to thank other colleagues, too many to list here, who provided support and insight throughout the process. The views expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of Lumina Foundation or the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, their officers, or employees. Certificates: Gateway To Gainful Employment and College Degrees C

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