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10 Staggering Facts about Education in America

Staggering!

10 Shocking U.S. Education Statistics



Over the past 4 decades, the United States has slipped from being a world leader in education, to what appears to be a bunch of dropouts and under-achievers. Here's a hard look at the current state of education in the United States.



1 Every year, 1.2 million students drop out of school. That's 7,000 dropouts every day or one every 26 seconds.



2 High school dropouts are a drain on society:

8x more likely to go to prison

more likely to need welfare

50% less likely to vote

not eligible for 90% of new jobs

earn less than half as much as college grads



3 Look out below!

High school is not preparing students for college.

The U.S. ranks poorly when stacked up against international competition.

math 24th

science 21st

literacy 15th



4 WTH?!

30 percent of Americans have such an aversion to math problems that they'd rather clean a bathroom than solve one.



5 According to U.S. manufacturers, 40% of all 17-year-olds do not have the math skills and 60% lack the reading skills to hold down a production job at a manufacturing company.



6 Fewer adults with college degrees

12th

The U.S. ranks 12th among 36 industrialized countries for percentage of adults 25-34 years old with college degrees. That's worse than Canada, Israel and New Zealand, among others.

Worse than New Zealand, seriously?



7 380,232 students University of Phoenix

The largest school in the U.S. is the University of Phoenix Online, with a whopping 380,232 students. That's over 5x more than the largest public school, Arizona State University, which has 68,064 students.



8 Highest Tuition: $41,968

a Vassar College, Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia University all cost more than $40,000 a year. That's more than 4 times what the majority of students pay.



b Be smart: 47% of all full-time undergrads pay less than $9,000/year for tuition.



c The average cost for tuition and fees at two-year colleges is: $2,713



9 On the bright side, you can pat yourself on the back for this one:

40.3% of U.S. adults have a degree

vs.

6.7% of the world has a degree



10 Earn 3x more with a degree!

The average earnings of workers age 18 and over with an advanced degree is $74,602. This compares with $51,206 a year for those with bachelor's degrees, $27,915 for those with a high school diploma only and $18,734 for those without a high school diploma.



Advanced degree $74,602

Bachelor's degree $51,206

High School $27,915

Dropout $18,734

10 Staggering Facts about Education in America

shared by amie on May 11, 2011 in Education

10 Staggering Facts about Education in America

shared by amie on May 11, 2011 in Education

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In the fast paced world we now live in a good education is a value not to skip. This infographic looks at education in the US and specifically high school education. The US ranks 12th in terms of th...
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