Older workers with family responsibilities and reduced income don't have the luxury of going back to college full-time to acquire new, marketable skills. That's why certification programs at community colleges are the ideal solution.
What if vocational certificates are the future of higher education? The certificate story is the latest topic in "higher education's future" news. Maybe in the future most people won't study in college for four years at all.
One would be hard pressed to show how a degree in Professional Golf Management accords with the spirit of Francis Bacon or Erasmus. It proves even more difficult to explain why it is priced at six-figures.