SF member education level

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by mussel, Jun 30, 2006.

  1. mussel

    mussel Senior member

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    My impression is that majority of the member here has a college. Consider 30% of the US population has a bachelor or higher degree, I think the education level of the members here is substantially above average.

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    Consider 30% of the US population has a bachelor or higher degree,
    This doesn't sound right. Source?
     


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    This doesn't sound right. Source?

    Looks pretty accurate to me: 2003 survey from the US Census Bureau.

    The numbers are more in the high 20's in those stats, but I'd imagine they'd be creeping upwards towards 30% since it's a few years old, and the numbers have climbed up by about half a percentage point each year.
     


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    OK, truth is I am in my last year of PhD (hopefully) so you cannot rule out the possibility that I drop out one day. Still, I put "PhD".
     


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    Looks pretty accurate to me: 2003 survey from the US Census Bureau.

    The numbers are more in the high 20's in those stats, but I'd imagine they'd be creeping upwards towards 30% since it's a few years old, and the numbers have climbed up by about half a percentage point each year.

    Huh, surprising. I would also be interested in the numbers for ages 25 - 50.
     


  9. Rome

    Rome Mr. Chocolates Godiva

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    Vote 1 for 2 year degree.

    And they said I would never get to boast about going to community college...

    Take That!
     


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  11. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    Here's the 2004 data by state http://www.census.gov/population/soc...2004/tab13.pdf

    DC has almost 46% with a Bachelor's degree.


    1 more for PhD. I know there are a couple others too.

    bob


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    Vote 1 for 2 year degree.

    And they said I would never get to boast about going to community college...

    Take That!


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    I would separate masters and "professional" degrees. It's possible to get some masters degrees in one year (going 3 full semesters -- fall/spring/summer) and in a field that isn't really of the same degree of difficulty/time as, say, the 3 years required of a law degree (JD). I'd put JD and MD in the same category and PhD in a separate category by itself. Just my biased opinion.
     


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    I would separate masters and "professional" degrees. It's possible to get some masters degrees in one year (going 3 full semesters -- fall/spring/summer) and in a field that isn't really of the same degree of difficulty/time as, say, the 3 years required of a law degree (JD). I'd put JD and MD in the same category and PhD in a separate category by itself. Just my biased opinion.


    Interesting. I heard a couple of colleagues who have JDs (and econ PhDs) say that the third year of the JD program is just fluff to bring in more revenue for the school.

    Don't MDs go to way more years of school? I thought itwas a long time--like 6 years.

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