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Jr. High School or less 0 0%
High School Dropout without GED (grades 9-12) 3 0.60%
GED 2 0.40%
High School Diploma 9 1.79%
HSD or GED Plus some College but no degree 59 11.75%
2 Year degree 18 3.59%
Somewhere between 2 and 4 year degree 45 8.96%
4 year degree 159 31.67%
Masters 127 25.30%
PHD or more 42 8.37%
Other: (please explain) 38 7.57%
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#61 of 145 Old 11-14-2007, 11:50 PM
 
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I have a BA in Communications.

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So cause I'm nosey, where did ya'll go to school?
Simmons College, Boston

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So cause I'm nosey, where did ya'll go to school?
Undergrad: Northeast Missouri State University (now named Truman State University)
Law school: University of Colorado Boulder
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wow!

i dropped but after 10th but have a diploma now.

m looking to do online stuff for college sometime soon
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Undergrad & teaching credential: University of California, San Diego

Master's: Cal State University, Fullerton

On the subject of whether or not the money/time of college/post-grad is worth it (and maybe this is better as a S/O), why not ask why the need for so much college and money to be spent in the first place in order to do the various things everyone does? Why not apprenticeships in the area of interest? Because when I look at the time spend doing my BA and my credential and my MS, really, I didn't learn much of anything that actually furthered me in my career of the time. For teaching, I learned more from talking with other teachers, experimenting in the classroom, and attending an occassional day-long conference in a subject of interest than I ever did in 7 years of schooling (and many, many thousands of dollars in tuition/books).

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Man, we're some well educated be@tches!

I chose 4 year, cause it wouldn't let me choose 2 year & 4 year & + some. I have an associates in Letters, ARts & Sciences, a Bachelors in communication (no "s" thank you very much!) and I'm halfway to a second bachelors in soc. No, thank you! I don't want to go right to the masters, I have a serious school problem, and I like the path I'm on now!
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Penn State University. (York Campus, but it doesn't say that on my diploma
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College degree here. Took me a while, but I got it.
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MS, biological sciences
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I have three undergrad degrees and some master level credits. I really loved college. Despised school growing up though

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I have three undergrad degrees and some master level credits. I really loved college. Despised school growing up though

I really miss college. Not the going out, beer drinking partying college days (okay, very occassionally I miss those too!) , but I actually miss the classes. Someday I'm going to go back, probably not to college, but maybe herbalism classes.

 
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Well, I'm an RN but didn't end up with a BSN, a few credits short on that one, so I have an ADN. I'd love a Master's, and will get it someday. I truly love college, and could of gone for many more years but we wanted DC. I'm just not that together of a mom to go to school and be a mom, I tried to get the credits I needed when DD1 was a baby, that lasted for two classes.

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Bachelor's degree -- Psychology Major and Japanese Language Minor.

Lots of master's levels classes but haven't yet attained the degree.
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I dropped out of hs in 11th grade (because I was pregnant), got my GED, attended college for about 6 months and dropped out. I went back to school after a 5 year break and I will be finishing my AA this semester and then going on to start working on my BA in religious studies.
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I have an Associate of the Arts degree in English.

I do not have a high school diploma.

I am not a high school dropout because I never went to high school. I dropped out of Junior High. No, it wasn't legal.

I was working on a second AA degree in Sociology (because the tuition is MUCH less at community college than University) when my miracle happened and I decided to wait a bit longer before I start chipping away at it again. Besides, dd doesn't have her AA yet and I really should save the money for her education.
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So cause I'm nosey, where did ya'll go to school?
1. Stephens College, Columbia, MO
2 & 3. University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
4. Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, IA

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I've earned my bachelor's and my master's degrees, but I have also completed the coursework for my doctorate. I wish I could finish, but that's unfortunately not going to happen.
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About two months before graduation I was in a car accident. It was the final thing in a long long list of things that put me over the edge and I took the rest of the semester off...and never went back (met husband, got married, made huge move). I regret not finishing after all that time, effort, and money (which I'm STILL paying back, tyvm) but the idea of going back to school makes my bones itch. I don't think I could sit through so much unnecessary BS twice.
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I have a BJ (bachelor journalism) and a minor in Political Science. I would love to go for a masters someday, though I'm not sure if I would do it in Journalism, Gender Studies or International Law.

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Me too.

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Masters in International Economics
after that, I went back to work, and have been "thinking" about a PhD ever since. But as some of the pp commented, the darn thesis will not write itself :

Over the years, I have come to think the PhD requires a kind of ascetic spirit that I somehow do not posess... the idea of working full time, plus taking care of the girls, plus writing the darn thesis at nights and weekends is somehow inconsistent with : kwim?
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Undergrad - Bowdoin College
Law School - Boston University
We have a lot of lawyers.

I went to Suffolk Law.
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BA in Women's History, Reed College, Portland, Oregon, May 2001

Masters in Public Affairs, University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs, Austin, Texas, December 2007

ETA: The BA was amazing, I learned more in four years than I probably will the rest of my life. The Masters was a waste of time.
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I'm working on my MA in medical anthropology. Darn thesis just won't write itself.: I have a BS in Biology. I will be going back to college when I'm done.:
Hey, me too! I'll have an M.A. in Medical Anthropology in May, if all goes well... I'm finishing my last required classes right now, and in the spring I just need to finish my research and my thesis, and aybe take a class or two... I'm waffling, because I could take all research hours and have more time to write, but there are two of three really good classes being offered...

I had some credits towards an M.A. in special ed, too, but I never finished it... but that's what my B.A. was in.

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Another lawyer, no longer practicing.

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I always say "some college", but what that really means is that I took College Algebra in High School my senior year. So, I have maybe 2 college credits.
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We have a lot of lawyers.
no kidding!

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Tons of lawyers!

Undergrad: UC Berkeley
Law: UCLA
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I went to college for 5 years, and should have a bachelor's, but I changed my major in a huge way (communications to nursing) and I don't have quite enough credits, plus, the school I went to only had an associate's at the time. I don't have any need for a BSN now at all anyway, so it's no big deal.
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