Case Study/Profile

Closing the Credit-Noncredit Divide: Bridging the Gap in Postsecondary Education to Expand Opportunity for Low-Wage Working Adults

At a Glance

This report examines the structural divide between for-credit and noncredit postsecondary education and the problems it presents for people seeking better jobs with higher pay. It highlights innovative ways that some community colleges are trying to bridge the gap—creating more seamless pathways between credit and noncredit coursework —and provides policy considerations to encourage more colleges and statewide systems to adopt these models.

Published oct. 28, 2019



Areas of Work
  • Ensuring Equity in Advancement
  • Meeting Employer Needs
  • Preparing for the Future of Work