U.S. Bachelor Degree Rate Passes Milestone
By Richard Perez-Pena
New York Times, February 23, 2012
Good news everyone. Recent figures from the U.S. Census Bureau reports thirty percent of adults over the age of 25 have at least a bachelors degree, with nearly eleven percent having a post-graduate degree. Surprisingly, 20 million out of 56 million bachelor degrees are in the area of science or technology. On a regional basis, the northeast lead in arts and humanities degrees, the south for business, the midwest in education and both coast lead in science and technology.
Given we’re in the business of educating and ultimately granting degrees, it looks like the general public has finally picked up on the idea that investing in one’s education is a good thing. Now if only the economy can pick up so we can get all these graduates fully employed.