non·​de·​gree ˌnän-di-ˈgrē How to pronounce nondegree (audio)
: not being, leading to, or required for an academic degree
a nondegree program
nondegree courses

Examples of nondegree in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Executive education, and other forms of nondegree education, have become a substantial and growing part of the content economy. Tom O'Toole, Forbes, 13 May 2022 Evidence from Ohio shows that those who started with a nondegree credential and went on to earn another credential saw more than $9,000 in additional earnings each year. Lindsay Daugherty, Fortune, 5 Apr. 2022 In addition to degree programs, TCUs offer an array of nondegree programs and services such as childcare, GED preparation, health care, job training, economic development, and language and cultural programming. Susan C. Faircloth, The Conversation, 11 June 2021 By the last count, there are over 720,000 nondegree certifications and credentials available right now in the U.S. alone. Jonathan Finkelstein, Forbes, 20 May 2021 Degree-holders with no debt have more than twice as much saved as nondegree-holders with no debt. Demetria Gallegos, WSJ, 10 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nondegree was in 1891

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“Nondegree.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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