What is the real EF educational demographic?

Bignuf Bignuf
This seems to be a very well educated and intelligent group. We were wondering what the real "formal" educational demographic was. What is your HIGHEST completed formal schooling?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
I'm IN High School
I'm IN College
40
I never finished High School
8
Highest eduction is a High School Diploma
29
Highest eduction is a Trade School Diploma
7
Highest education is a Two Year College Degree
20
Highest education is a Four Year College Degree
51
Highest education is a Post Graduate (Professional) Degree
35
Other?
12
Total votes: 202 (183 voters)
Poll is closed
07/25/2011
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MaryExy MaryExy
I'm in college, planning to major in Anthropology and then go to Med school and be a Medical Examiner. May switch that out for something like Pediatrics, but I've got several years before deciding which medical field I wanna be in actually affects my schedule and such.
07/25/2011
Ryuson Ryuson
I'm in college and want to become a doctor! There are a lot of professionals on here!
07/25/2011
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
High school only. I knew what I wanted to do, did it, and have a job I love that pays just fine, and there's no degree that could've gotten me here faster (it's more an experience based position) so I'm happy with my decision.
07/25/2011
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
I have two bachelor's degrees and working on a post-graduate masters.
07/25/2011
Acorn Acorn
I'm studying for a masters in translation.
07/25/2011
Ansley Ansley
When it came time to make the decision about whether or not I was going to go to college, I was informed there would be no support either financially or emotionally and I just decided it wasn't worth all of the trouble. I'll let you know in twenty years whether or not I regret that decision.
07/25/2011
Sex'и'Violence Sex'и'Violence
He just finished college and I am trying to get back into school. Highest level of education is my High school diploma.
07/25/2011
Taylor Taylor
I'm in college right now to become a nurse, but I have also finished a trade school (massage school)
07/25/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Dropped out in 11th grade and got my GED.
07/25/2011
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Graduated high school in 96, in college off and on since (couldn't decide what I wanted to do). With jobs in the crapper around here (Forbes magazine declared my county as the worst area in the country for finding a job) I finally decided to get a degree in office administration while I'm waiting for work. I'm currently enrolled in a two-year associate of science program at my local community college.
07/25/2011
froggiemoma froggiemoma
graduated high school worked until my first was born have been a stay at home mom since...8 years. When my kids are a little bit older plan to go back to school.
07/25/2011
cherryredhead88 cherryredhead88
I am studying Business Administration. I voted for having a 2 year degree because I am almost there, less than 6 months before I graduate!

I am planning to keep going to get my Bachelor's at least, then we will see from there
07/25/2011
Dusk Dusk
I have a four year college degree and I am just about to start in a two year Master's program.
07/26/2011
NuclearTeapot NuclearTeapot
Have my Bachelors in the Liberal Arts and plan to sneak back into college to pick up a Masters in next couple of years.
07/26/2011
Antipova Antipova
I appreciate the private voting
07/26/2011
bayosgirl bayosgirl
SOME college (off and on due to illness.)
07/26/2011
Elnoa Elnoa
Currently in graduate school.
07/26/2011
Sinfully Sinfully
Highest eduction is a High School Diploma but don't underestimate my intelligence
07/26/2011
Waterfall Waterfall
I am currently in grad school.
07/26/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
I currently have an associates degree in Interior Design. I never plan on using it because even though I can put together good rooms and stuff, I was just never that into it. I didn't really want to do anything specific when I went to college, this was just what I didn't want to do the least. I've never been huge on school and classes, I just liked that it wasn't the real world yet. I've been done with college for almost 2 years now, and as of right now I have no plans to go back and do anything.
07/26/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
I'm a little put off by the implication that a college degree directly equates intelligence and intellectual superiority.

I think there are lots of people out there with big fancy degrees who are complete idiots. There are also lots of people out there who never went to college who are capable of holding highly intellectual conversations.

I happen to think of myself as a very smart, savvy, and even intellectual person. Do I have a formal education? No. Do I plan on getting one? Yes. I plan on going to school for psychology, getting my Master's with a concentration in sexuality and trauma, and becoming an LISW so that I can have a counseling practice.

So am I a little sensitive that I'm 31 years old and haven't been to college? Yeah. Sorry about being the person here who says "This is offensive." I don't think it's offensive to ask what our education level is. I just don't like the connection made to intelligence and formal education.

I also agree with Antipova. Thank you for keeping the voting private.
07/26/2011
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
I see no bias in the question - or an attempt to put anyone down. And as you're probably aware, the question has been asked in more than 1 post over the last year or so.

The suggestion that education equates to intelligence is 'cultural'. As BBW rightly points out, generalizations are always dangerous. Education level can be an indicator of ones ability to absorb, comprehend and synthesize complex information. Is someone with a PhD 'smarter' than someone without an advanced degree - probably in their field of expertise, but not necessarily about things not related to their specialty.

Education is valued in society, and it should be. There is a correlation between an educated population and standard of living. However it is a mistake to believe that education gives anyone a level of superiority over others.
07/26/2011
padmeamidala padmeamidala
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
This seems to be a very well educated and intelligent group. We were wondering what the real "formal" educational demographic was. What is your HIGHEST completed formal schooling?
In was in college for two years and just about graduated. I didn't get my diploma but got very close.
07/26/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
Also, please disregard my crankiness. The question isn't bad/wrong, I'm just taking it the wrong way due to other crap going on.
07/26/2011
Lucky21 Lucky21
Got my undergrad... would like to go to grad school, just have no clue on what I would actually do.
07/26/2011
Yaoi Pervette (deleted) Yaoi Pervette (deleted)
Bachelors degree in Psychology. Would love a Masters in Counseling.
07/26/2011
catgirl9 catgirl9
I have a 2 year degree. I wanted to get a masters in economics, but the school that I wanted to attend was 1 1/2 hour drive one way. Logistically, it just wasn't going to happen. I don't regret not continuing my education though.
07/26/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by MaryExy
I'm in college, planning to major in Anthropology and then go to Med school and be a Medical Examiner. May switch that out for something like Pediatrics, but I've got several years before deciding which medical field I wanna be in actually ... More
If you decide to continue on that path (almost everyone changes their minds in their senior year of medical school or first year of residency), but pathology is a great inroad to being an M.E., a couple of my friends are in that field. One was a pathologist, the other an internist, which also gives you a broad background in general anatomy, pharmacology...etc.

Best of luck to you.
07/26/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Ryuson
I'm in college and want to become a doctor! There are a lot of professionals on here!
Indeed there are. Good luck on YOUR education plans too.
07/26/2011
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