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58 Responses to Adults With College Degrees in the United States

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    January 31, 2011 at 1:30 pm
    Link: Adults With College Degrees in the United States - What`s the percentage of people who have degrees in your county? It`s an interactivey map!
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    January 31, 2011 at 1:36 pm
    I thought it would be more.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    January 31, 2011 at 1:38 pm
    and....
  4. Profile photo of ggolbez
    ggolbez Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 1:41 pm
    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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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    January 31, 2011 at 1:41 pm
    So, who can find the counties with the highest and lowest college degree percentage?
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    January 31, 2011 at 1:47 pm
    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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    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    January 31, 2011 at 1:48 pm
    Maybe you either pay for food or an education, hmm...
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    Inter237 Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 1:53 pm
    Interesting statistic.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    January 31, 2011 at 1:59 pm
    lol @ Asian percentages. No surprise there then!
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    ieatbunnies Male 30-39
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    January 31, 2011 at 2:01 pm
    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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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 2:03 pm
    Lets discuss numbers
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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 2:05 pm
    The South looks a little empty.
  13. Profile photo of ggolbez
    ggolbez Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 2:07 pm
    @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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    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
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    January 31, 2011 at 2:07 pm
    Yeah, but "Liberal Studies" is probably 50% of the degrees on the West Coast... LOL
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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 2:13 pm
    @TruTenrMan: Better that than Bible "Studies".
  16. Profile photo of Agent00Smith
    Agent00Smith Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 2:21 pm
    Number of spoon fed corporate pawns
  17. Profile photo of Toider
    Toider Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 2:22 pm
    "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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    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 2:34 pm
    interesting
  19. Profile photo of N-Vet
    N-Vet Male 30-39
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    January 31, 2011 at 2:42 pm
    "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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    Farsidedown Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 2:58 pm
    lol at asians with college degrees.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    January 31, 2011 at 3:11 pm
    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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    tvremote Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 3:19 pm
    ggolbez it sounds like you went to a pooty college and didn`t understand the material presented. Also, community college doesn`t really count.
  23. Profile photo of tvremote
    tvremote Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 3:20 pm
    Also inb4 I went to Yale and had a 4.0, no you didn`t.
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    Guy6870 Male 13-17
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    January 31, 2011 at 3:27 pm
    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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    Vindictive Female 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 3:46 pm
    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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    ieatbunnies Male 30-39
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    January 31, 2011 at 4:01 pm
    @@ 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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    urbanlegend Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 4:11 pm
    My county is at 44.38%. Not bad..
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    ChromaGalaxy Female 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 4:12 pm
    My home county is 12%...this is why I don`t live there anymore!
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    Spider_sol Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 4:21 pm
    My county is 17%!! That`s sad, but very noticeable!! YAY!!
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    tlshaman Male 13-17
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    January 31, 2011 at 4:33 pm
    LOL ASIAN !
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    handys003 Male 50-59
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    January 31, 2011 at 4:33 pm
    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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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 4:36 pm
    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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    lizbian_2 Female 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 4:42 pm
    My county is above the national average... cool
  34. Profile photo of K3vin
    K3vin Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 4:57 pm
    lots of white spots in texas
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    rammo34 Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 5:03 pm
    36.92% in my county. Not bad.
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    Cherrybawls Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 5:13 pm
    yay my county has 57%
  37. Profile photo of HoneyPunch
    HoneyPunch Female 13-17
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    January 31, 2011 at 6:00 pm
    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 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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    Calithlin Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 6:53 pm
    36.~%
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    britt566 Female 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 6:54 pm
    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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    vthokie4 Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 7:18 pm
    Reppin` the dark blue. That`s what`s up.
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    thedragslay Female 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 7:32 pm
    40.6 for my county
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    wko Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 9:31 pm
    New York, N.Y. 57.66% ~ nuff said
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    penguinazul Female 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 10:00 pm
    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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    phoneybone Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 10:11 pm
    not all that surprising; men > women, whites >> others, etc; and counties containing universities > counties w/o universities (on avg). Shocking :|
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    KittenRuler Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 10:14 pm
    but asian > everyone else
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    TR-Wolf Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 11:39 pm
    My county is Greater Manchester. But it`s not in the country shown. There are other countries apparantly! ;)
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    Legion5 Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2011 at 11:43 pm
    Asians = wow.
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    hampoofegg Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2011 at 2:25 am
    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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    9000penguins Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2011 at 3:52 am
    Macomb county is pretty low, kinda depressing, I hate Michigan.
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    Cats_Suck Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2011 at 7:41 am
    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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    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2011 at 8:19 am
    wow how many black lived in Box elder, Utah in 1980??
  52. Profile photo of NottaSpy
    NottaSpy Male 40-49
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    February 1, 2011 at 9:08 am
    The blue counties on this map seem to match up with the blue counties on election maps.
  53. Profile photo of RevWubby
    RevWubby Male 30-39
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    February 1, 2011 at 10:15 am
    "The blue counties on this map seem to match up with the blue counties on election maps."

    Nice observation, NottaSpy!
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    Darkhumour Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2011 at 11:07 am
    in canada going to college is for dummies
  55. Profile photo of BootneckBaz
    BootneckBaz Male 30-39
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    February 1, 2011 at 11:37 am
    Thats why the contry is so religious. Uneducated.
  56. Profile photo of shizzamX
    shizzamX Female 18-29
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    February 1, 2011 at 6:05 pm
    40.48 in my county
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    popsiclemyk Male 13-17
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    February 1, 2011 at 7:58 pm
    33.64!! Davidson county nashville tennessee son!!
  58. Profile photo of Trojan
    Trojan Male 18-29
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    February 2, 2011 at 2:27 pm
    Wow, Asians have a hilariously stereotypically high rate!

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