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Highest level of attained education?

  • NO High School Diploma

    Votes: 2 1.5%
  • GED

    Votes: 1 0.8%
  • High School Diploma

    Votes: 2 1.5%
  • Technical School Grad

    Votes: 2 1.5%
  • Some College

    Votes: 12 9.2%
  • Bachelor's Degree

    Votes: 52 39.7%
  • Master's Degree

    Votes: 38 29.0%
  • Ph.D.

    Votes: 5 3.8%
  • MD/DO/DC/DD/DVM

    Votes: 6 4.6%
  • JD

    Votes: 11 8.4%
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I got to wondering the other day how many Bill Gates types we might have here. So, if you don't mind sharing anonymously, what is y'all's level of education?

I don't have my E90 yet, but I will, so I'm gonna go ahead and participate....since I started this thread. ;)
 

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You say that you are wondering how many Bill Gates types we have in here, but you forget that Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard in 1975 to start Microsoft. So, if Big Bill were actually here and responding to your poll, he would select "Some College". Call me crazy, but in all fairness I don't think his honory degrees should count. :)
 

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it's clear the majority here will have a college degree. if ur looking for demographics, it's a foregone conclusion.
 

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bpbenda said:
You say that you are wondering how many Bill Gates types we have in here, but you forget that Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard in 1975 to start Microsoft. So, if Big Bill were actually here and responding to your poll, he would select "Some College". :)

ahhhh, I did not forget. That's what I was referring to. :)
 

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Well, I guess it's not too surprising....of the post master's crowd, Ph.D.s are the most boring.:) Maybe I should just say, least exciting;)
 

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Well, I guess it's not too surprising....of the post master's crowd, Ph.D.s are the most boring.:) Maybe I should just say, least exciting;)
What a lame and baseless generalization... :rolleyes:

The fact that there are so few PhDs is because unlike the other degrees you labeled "post master's", JD, MD, etc - are professional degrees - they are degrees which one attains to seek a particular profession (doctor, lawyer etc.) PhD is a purely academic degree (with the exception of clinical psychology which a PhD is a professional degree) - which one attains for the purpose of doing research. This is why people generally have to pay or get loans for their professional degrees (JD, MD, MBA etc), but a PhD (or even MS) in an academic field is almost always covered by a research fellowship.

There simply aren't a lot of PhD relative to the other degrees listed. Most academic departments at major universities graduate a handful (3-10) of PhDs a year.
 
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