OT the most educated states in the US

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I was raised in a culture where the foetus isn't considered fully human until it achieves a university degree . I became a drummer and sailed the seven seas in search of romance and adventure .

No big deal . I was able to be of service to my parents in their final years . All was forgiven , I see a happy ending on the horizon . Am currently reading the biography of Zbigniew Brzezinski , a nice Polish boy .
 

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Oz never did give nothing to the tin man
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Didn't already have ..... America

 

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I’m guessing the report is mostly weighted towards how much time people spent in school. I don’t necessarily place much value in that. I’d like to see a report showing number of people with critical thinking skills. Everything else drops in line behind that.
 

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My statement was not about “education”. It was about studies about education levels and the criteria used to determine who is and who is not “educated”. People seem to be missing that. Oh well.
You're making a deal out of this where there is none.

If you have a graduate degree, you ARE more educated than someone with an associate's degree or a trade apprenticeship.

That's not a judgement, or a knock on people who don't have graduate degrees, it's just a fact.

It doesn't say anything about relative values to society, or who's a better person.

It doesn't even say anything about "intelligence".

Just that the person with a graduate degree is more educated.

Which, again, is a fact.


As someone else said, your comments say more about you than they do about anyone involved in this report.
 

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The New England area, and the East coast in general, have more colleges and universities than the rest of the county. That's just a historical thing. Colorado and Washington have been able to attract college educated people through climate and jobs. That pretty much explains the top 10. I can't explain Minnesota.
 

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The New England area, and the East coast in general, have more colleges and universities than the rest of the county. That's just a historical thing. Colorado and Washington have been able to attract college educated people through climate and jobs. That pretty much explains the top 10. I can't explain Minnesota.

So ... with all that "education" they haven't yet figured out how to leave the area to make their marks in other locales?
Seems kinda sketchy.

Minnesota has that royalty thing going on ... prince or some such.
 

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So ... with all that "education" they haven't yet figured out how to leave the area to make their marks in other locales?
Seems kinda sketchy.

Minnesota has that royalty thing going on ... prince or some such.
Lots of people put down roots near where they attend college. And there are plenty of big companies ready to accept people straight out of school over there. Population density has its advantages in that respect. Population density also drives up real estate prices which selects for more educated, higher income people.

Edit to add: All those colleges on the east coast also churn out a new crop of graduates every year, so even if a lot eventually move away, they are continually replaced.
 
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Just read this ...
Imagine that ... the College Board reports that a College Education pays off.
What are the odds that that particular group would reach that particular decision?
 

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Just read this ...
Imagine that ... the College Board reports that a College Education pays off.
What are the odds that that particular group would reach that particular decision?

Some definitely do. Most probably do. Some probably don't. Don't borrow 200k for anything but med school. Buyer beware.
 

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Lots of people put down roots near where they attend college. And there are plenty of big companies ready to accept people straight out of school over there. Population density has its advantages in that respect. Population density also drives up real estate prices which selects for more educated, higher income people.

Edit to add: All those colleges on the east coast also churn out a new crop of graduates every year, so even if a lot eventually move away, they are continually replaced.
A lot of of young Grad’s these days are grabbing their Degree and becoming Ex Pat’s too .
 

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Found this interesting... I know my local community college here in Prescott has gotten a bit pricey lately. Here is how it compares cost-wise to the three major universities in AZ... cost is basic TUITION only (no room/board, no lab fees, no books etc) for 12 credit hours (about four classes), for one year (two semesters)

NAU $10,650

UofA $12,600

ASU $10,710

YAVAPAI COLLEGE $2,280 ($95 per credit hour)

When I started at NAU in 1974 I paid a grand total of $212 for one semester, 16 credits.
 

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You're making a deal out of this where there is none.

If you have a graduate degree, you ARE more educated than someone with an associate's degree or a trade apprenticeship.

That's not a judgement, or a knock on people who don't have graduate degrees, it's just a fact.

It doesn't say anything about relative values to society, or who's a better person.

It doesn't even say anything about "intelligence".

Just that the person with a graduate degree is more educated.

Which, again, is a fact.


As someone else said, your comments say more about you than they do about anyone involved in this report.
You make an assumption that a university is the only way to get educated. Not a fact.
 

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Does that actually play out? ... from the NYTimes - the bastion of truth and honor


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My thinking is that these are more recent trends, and Americans are much more mobile than they used to be. The rankings in the report in the OP will likely change soon. The Carolinas, Georgia, and Texas are red hot right now.
 
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