Advocates, educators and students often make the assumption that more education is always better, that a bachelors or graduate degree is always superior in terms of providing additional economic opportunity. As the following report show, this is not always the case.

There is now more evidence than ever before that one- and two-year credentials, particularly in specific fields, can lead to economic prosperity. This evidence underscores the importance of degree completion as much as the type of degree selected. It also emphasizes the importance of addressing barriers that impede students in completing one- and two-year credentials.