Adults With College Degrees in the United States

Submitted by: fancylad 6 years ago in
http://chronicle.com/article/Adults-With-College-Degrees-in/125995/

What"s the percentage of people who have degrees in your county? It"s an interactivey map!
There are 58 comments:
Male 511
Wow, Asians have a hilariously stereotypically high rate!
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Male 531
33.64!! Davidson county nashville tennessee son!!
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Female 2,695
40.48 in my county
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Male 17
Thats why the contry is so religious. Uneducated.
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Male 257
in canada going to college is for dummies
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Male 64
"The blue counties on this map seem to match up with the blue counties on election maps."

Nice observation, NottaSpy!
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Male 881
The blue counties on this map seem to match up with the blue counties on election maps.
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Male 3,076
wow how many black lived in Box elder, Utah in 1980??
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Male 57
Seems the South isn`t too fond of book-learnin` and fancy numbers.

Of course, we all knew that... Didn`t need a map to tell us.
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Male 228
Macomb county is pretty low, kinda depressing, I hate Michigan.
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Male 337
20.12 for my county...but I`m not sure because I`m technically in a different county for my school.

So, it would be 43.05 over there. :P
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Male 438
Asians = wow.
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Male 1,557
My county is Greater Manchester. But it`s not in the country shown. There are other countries apparantly! ;)
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Male 10
but asian > everyone else
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Male 1,744
not all that surprising; men > women, whites >> others, etc; and counties containing universities > counties w/o universities (on avg). Shocking :|
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Female 470
26.72, which I actually find surprising because I`m pretty sure my county is one of the richest in the state. Hmm....
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Male 554
New York, N.Y. 57.66% ~ nuff said
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Female 60
40.6 for my county
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Male 47
Reppin` the dark blue. That`s what`s up.
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Female 2,289
35% and is one of the biggest in Ohio yet my state is nerd state and we go to the library a lot...
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Male 40
36.~%
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Female 124
My county is at 18%.

Of course, most of that is the Asian/White population. I`m Hispanic, so the amount of Hispanics here with a Bachelor`s Degree is... 7.88%.

What.

HOWEVER if you look at my city specifically...

"...for every 100 [people] in our high schools, 16 will graduate with a bachelor`s degree, and, of those, seven will be underemployed, and only nine will secure commensurate employment after graduating from college."

What.
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Male 167
yay my county has 57%
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Male 1,108
36.92% in my county. Not bad.
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Male 487
lots of white spots in texas
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Female 185
My county is above the national average... cool
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Male 10,440
Not that many people in the states have degrees, but it is more than many other countries.

I find this graph of minimal importance or interest.
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Male 2,402
Pffftttt.... this is flawed data. It`s based form the U.S. Census Bureau of data gathered in 2000. First when the census is taken. They only count number of people in homes and don`t ask the level of education.

Second in my almost three decades and especially the last two. I have been entrenched in the community with my practice and my home. Not once has any census taker contacted me to get a count or gather any information. Not by mail or in person ever at either my business or my home. NEVER! The U.S. Census is a freaking joke.
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Male 378
LOL ASIAN !
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Male 1,451
My county is 17%!! That`s sad, but very noticeable!! YAY!!
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Female 22
My home county is 12%...this is why I don`t live there anymore!
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Male 740
My county is at 44.38%. Not bad..
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Male 880
@@ Vindictive

I agree that for certain fields, a good college is important and provides more education, but most, it is not.
Statistically speaking, the most common major for college graduates is business, nearly double the next closest of social sciences and history. (National Center of Education Statistics, yes I cite my sources). Both of those majors are fairly useless in terms of practical education and application.

And for a medical profession, college is only used to weed out those for medical school. Post graduate degrees provide excellent education because its specialized.
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Female 1,077
LOL at people thinking a good college is a waste of time. Literally everyone who has ever said that to me works some pooty part-time job making minimum wage and has barely any social skills. A good college gives you more than "a piece of paper". You don`t become a surgeon because of "motivation". You become a surgeon because you were qualified enough to go through the rigorous studies of medical school.

TL;DR: You`re stupid. Get educated.
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Male 142
And there are something like 5000 universities in the US? I am surprised the number of degree having people are so low.
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Male 447
Also inb4 I went to Yale and had a 4.0, no you didn`t.
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Male 447
ggolbez it sounds like you went to a pooty college and didn`t understand the material presented. Also, community college doesn`t really count.
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Male 37,888
Ooo! A slider bar for the date! So degrees used to be rare (7.7% in 1960) but now are common at 27% eh?
I didn`t use the breakdowns for race & such, but it`s an excellent presentaion!
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Male 421
lol at asians with college degrees.
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Male 105
"Yeah, they should. College professor salaries are fairly steep though and I doubt they would stand for a High School teacher`s wages."

Most College Professors are required to either have or be working on their Doctorates. And that isn`t a cheap place to be unless you find a position that pays for your tuition, but those usually have insanely low stipend to live off of. My sister is currently working on her Masters Full-time, and needs to a second job just to pay rent...
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Male 2,988
interesting
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Male 452
"Colleges should cost no more than what a high school education costs the state."

Yeah, they should. College professor salaries are fairly steep though and I doubt they would stand for a High School teacher`s wages.
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Male 2,579
Number of spoon fed corporate pawns
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Male 2,422
@TruTenrMan: Better that than Bible "Studies".
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Male 2,552
Yeah, but "Liberal Studies" is probably 50% of the degrees on the West Coast... LOL
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Male 1,931
@ieatbunnies See, that`s what I hate about the system right there. Many companies do not even look at people without a degree. The reason is not for qualification, as you have just said colleges return very little education to their students. It`s about capitalism, and loyal workers. You need to pay off the student debt, and if you are in a bad job, you can`t up and leave because of that debt. It`s a horrid system.

Companies should hire workers for their skills, or motivation. Not because they have an overpriced piece of paper.
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Male 2,422
The South looks a little empty.
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Male 15,510
Lets discuss numbers
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Male 880
I am surprised how low these numbers are. Are these numbers including vocational degrees? I assume they are not, but am curious.

@ggolbez, while I agree that college does not return (in education) what you pay for it. A college degree creates opportunities in business. Many organizations, including mine, would not even consider someone for upper management if they did not have a degree. They expect post graduate degrees.
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Male 12,138
lol @ Asian percentages. No surprise there then!
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Male 2,441
Interesting statistic.
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Male 3,431
Maybe you either pay for food or an education, hmm...
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Male 3,431
G.D. Go Colorado! Of course the population density is a lot lower so the percentages could be skewed a bit.

I wonder if this correlates with Colorado also having the lowest percentage of obese people?


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Male 4,680
So, who can find the counties with the highest and lowest college degree percentage?
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Male 1,931
Just because the number of degrees has gone up, does not mean the intelligence has. From the years I spent in college I can tell you it is a sham. It is all about taking exorbitant amounts of money from people, putting them in debt, and returning very little. Colleges should cost no more than what a high school education costs the state.
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Male 25,416
and....
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Male 6,694
I thought it would be more.
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Male 20,196
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