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What's your level of formal education?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Quintessence, Feb 12, 2019 at 9:57 AM.

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  1. A high school diploma

    2 vote(s)
    5.0%
  2. Some college but didn't finish

    3 vote(s)
    7.5%
  3. An associates/technical degree

    5 vote(s)
    12.5%
  4. A bachelor's degree (B.S., B.A.)

    7 vote(s)
    17.5%
  5. An advanced degree (M.S., Ph.D., M.D., etc.)

    23 vote(s)
    57.5%
  1. Quintessence

    Quintessence Tale Weaver
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    I don't know, I'm just curious about this.

    For comparison, in the United States the levels of educational attainment are roughly (per 2015 analysis of the census):

    • 88% are high school graduates
    • 59% have some college
    • 42% have an associates
    • 32% have a bachelor's
    • 12% have an advanced degree
    There are no significant differences by sex assigned at birth, though there are significant differences by race unfortunately. Data from (PDF file): https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2016/demo/p20-578.pdf

    How do we stack up?
     
  2. Altfish

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  3. Epic Beard Man

    Epic Beard Man Bearded Philosopher

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  4. Epic Beard Man

    Epic Beard Man Bearded Philosopher

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    I wonder what education level people with political leans have in relation to their social views. I’m curious if there is any new updated studies.
     
  5. Altfish

    Altfish Well-Known Member

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    I wasn't that clever!
     
  6. Polymath257

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    PhD in math.

    I took PhD qualifying exams in physics (and passed them).
     
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    Sixth form and vocational college.

    I have a diploma in helping teaching and learning in schools.
     
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    Masters Degree in Math but I've read a lot and have the working memory IQ of 149/a genius. My creativity is very very high and I don't know why they don't measure it and I am cerebral. I have also read nearly 1000 books and read a lot on the Internet.
     
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  9. Unveiled Artist

    Unveiled Artist LGBT Stonewall historic marker

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  10. Brickjectivity

    Brickjectivity holy roly poly
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    Nice. Interesting results on the survey, so far.
     
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  12. Orbit

    Orbit I'm a planet

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  14. Polymath257

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    There seems to be a lot of well-educated people on this site. Nice!
     
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  15. Polymath257

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    it should be pointed out that these figures are *cumulative* scores while the poll breaks things down by highest achievement. That changes the 'look' if not the content of the stats.
     
  16. Saint Frankenstein

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    I didn't finish high school.
     
  17. Revoltingest

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    I'm surprised you included an MS as an "advanced degree".
    Everybody has one of those.
     
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  18. youknowme

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    Neither did I. In fact I dropped out of high school twice. I dropped out, then they put me in an alternative high school and I dropped out of that. When I became an adult and was living on my own, I went on to get my GED, then I took my college placement tests, enrolled in college and did very well academically. For some of us, high school is just not challenging enough. If you tried you might find college more to your fit. I majored in mathematics (statistics option), in high school I failed pre-algebra three times. In high school they told me I had a learning disability, in college they gave me recognition and scholarships for my excellent performance.

    Intelligence is more about determination, perseverance and hard work than anything else.
     
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  19. suncowiam

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  20. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Ignorant Heathen Libertarian Capitalist
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    Parenthetical aside....
    I have a recurring dream about being in college, falling behind in
    work, & having an epiphany that it's better to quit than persevere.
    Starts out as a nightmare, but morphs into a dream.
     
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