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Top 5 Trends: Alternative & Non-Degree Credentials in Education

The landscape of education is rapidly evolving, and alternative and non-degree credentials are gaining traction as viable options for students and professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills. Learning Stream, an online training and course registration system, recently hosted a webinar featuring a panel of experts from various universities discussing the trends in alternative education. In this blog post, we will explore the top five trends in alternative education.

  1. Growing Demand

A shift in student preference and employers waiving degree requirements is driving demand for alternative education.

  1. Contributing Revenue

Alternative education will help drive new revenue streams that make up for some of the losses in traditional students (aka. the enrollment cliff).

  1. Long-term Sustainability

When building or expanding alternative education programs what are the top considerations for long-term sustainability and success?

  1. Centralizing Dispersed Leadership — often spanning multiple divisions, programs and schools
  2. Aligning to a Specific Market Need — industry + employer + student need = WIN
  3. Competing in this Financial Market – consider multiple sources including students, federal grants, & employers
  4. Delivering on the Student Experience — Amazon shopping experience and breaking down silos
  1. Industry Examples

Examples of ways institutions are providing alternative education:

Drake University

Kansas State University

North Carolina Central University

  1. Resources for Getting Started

Panelist provided recommendations for anyone looking to get started or expand their alternative education offerings:

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