Friday, February 24, 2012

Years to Diploma

It takes a long time to get through college and even longer to complete a graduate degree. This is the average number of years it took for current degree holders to earn their degree from the time they began their post-secondary education...

Vocational certificate: 1.9
Associate's degree: 4.6
Bachelor's degree: 5.6

For those who have a graduate degree, this is how long it took to earn the advanced degree after earning their bachelor's degree...

Master's degree: 7.2
Professional degree: 5.7
Doctoral degree: 9.3

Source: Census Bureau, What It's Worth: Field of Training and Economic Status in 2009

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