The New, In-Demand "Degree" -- Ranks the Top Certificates


GEORGETOWN, Ky., Aug. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- More adults are looking to go beyond the traditional college degree. Enter micro-credentialing, a fast-growing education option that allows students to supplement their existing high school or college degrees with fully accredited, topic-specific certifications from colleges, universities, and specialty schools.

Now, assists prospective students with a comprehensive source for information on the top certifications. Get answers to questions about certifications, along with program rankings within the most-requested fields of study:

  • Online Certificate Programs Overview

Rankings cover:

  • Business

  • Certified Financial Planning

  • Computer Programming

  • Dental Assisting

  • Design (CAD)

  • Health & Nutrition

  • Human Resources

  • Information Technology

  • Marketing

  • Medical Assisting

  • Medical Coding

  • Paralegal Studies

  • Project Management

  • Sonography & Ultrasound

Micro-credentials and certifications bolster job-specific skills and can make a job hunter more desirable. For those presently employed, they provide a more cost-conscious and time-efficient means to boost a salary through skills acquisition or to ease transition into a new area of work.

"Lifelong learning is the new norm," says Dan Edelen, communications manager for, "which is why we're offering learners information on tightly focused education options that best serve their needs in a changing marketplace. Providing expert insights into the most desired certificates and ranking the leading programs is our way of meeting that growing demand for alternatives to traditional degree paths." is a leader in school rankings — high school, college, postgraduate, online, and on-campus. As an organizational member of both the American Council on Education and the National Association for College Admission Counseling, upholds the highest standards to meet the requirements of more than one million monthly visitors and to help them find the best school for their needs. staff and advisory board believe learning transforms lives for the better and should be a lifelong pursuit.

Dan Edelen
(513) 601-8202


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