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In the U.S., how long do we go to school?

by Emily Rogers on May 5, 2011 in Government Documents, Odum Library, Reference

It’s finals week: does it seem as though school is lasting forever?

The U.S. Census Bureau has released new data on educational attainment, or “the highest level of education an individual has completed.”

A recent press release on Educational Attainment in the United States, 2010,  indicates that more working women, aged 25 and above, have completed at least the bachelor’s degree (37% to 35% of working men), whereas among all adults 25 and older, 30.3% of men, in contrast to 29.6% of women, have completed the bachelor’s degree equivalent.

Data on highest level of education completed in the U.S. Educational Attainment Data–U.S. Census Bureau

Find out more about this and other Census data on educational attainment by age, race, or gender,  at tables available through Educational Attainment in the United States, 2010. For assistance using these tables or finding other government information, don’t hesitate to contact VSU’s Government Information Librarian at 229.245.3748, or the Reference Department’s Ask Us text or chat service.

If you’re graduating this weekend (or reaching any new level of educational attainment), CONGRATULATIONS!


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