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Through research we listen to and elevate past, present, and prospective students’ views on education and training. These insights can be put to use by educators, policymakers, and employers working to expand access, increase completion rates, and strengthen the value of education as more students secure good jobs, do meaningful work, and lead fulfilling lives.

Research

With hundreds of thousands of survey responses, our research documents how individuals from all backgrounds view the value of education and training in their lives. Our findings identify how to best engage and serve current and future students and provide benchmarks for educators and policymakers to evaluate how their systems, institutions, and programs are performing.

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Interactives

Dive into our data and learn how Americans feel about education and work, what they value, and how their perceptions have changed over time. Explore our Strada-Gallup Education Consumer Surveys of more than 350,000 adults, the Public Viewpoint monitoring of COVID-19’s impact on education and work, or our Education Value Survey of recent college graduates.

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Public Viewpoint

Launched in 2020 to provide leaders across our nation with frontline perspectives about education and work after high school during the global pandemic, this ongoing nationally representative survey provides a combination of trend monitoring and timely topical insights. This research allows users to monitor the public pulse on education and training.

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July 28, 2021 | Examining the Value of Nondegree Credentials

The number of organizations offering nondegree credentials is proliferating, and interest from learners in these credentials — certificates, certifications, and licenses — is growing. But even though these credentials are now in the spotlight, we have relatively sparse data on outcomes. To provide more understanding, through a Strada-Gallup survey we asked more than 14,000 adults across the nation about earnings, job satisfaction, and perceptions about the worth and benefits of nondegree credentials. This month’s Strada Public Viewpoint release compares learner outcomes across degree, nondegree, and combined pathways. By examining programs of different lengths and the experiences of different populations, we aim to provide insights that inform our understanding of the value and potential limitations of nondegree credentials. Join Strada researchers and expert panelists at 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 28, for a discussion about the findings and implications for the field. As part of the ongoing Strada Public Viewpoint research started in March 2020, Strada Education Network has talked to tens of thousands of people in the United States about their experiences with work and education during the pandemic. The research is intended to inform education and training providers, policymakers, and employers who are helping people complete valuable and purposeful education pathways.

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