According to the United States Department of Education, 92 million adults took part in some type of formal education to accommodate new job requirements, earn an advanced degree, keep their skills current or simply to attain a higher education. According to Making the Grade: Online Education in the United States, 2006, nearly 3.2 million students took at least one course online during the 2005 fall semester, which represented a substantial increase over the 2.3 million reported the year before.
State Superintendent Thurmond and the California Department of Education are pleased to honor these unsung heroes who support our students’ basic needs and create a school environment that contributes to the whole child through nutrition, safety, transportation, and more.
In 2017 she was recognized as a Research Leader at York University, and most recently was awarded an Honorary Professorship in the Division of Human Communication, Development and Hearing at the University of Manchester in the UK. Current projects include investigations of Theory of Mind in the written language of deaf learners, and a 3-year SSHRC funded study to update the evidence base with respect to the literacy outcomes of deaf students.
16.8% of Hispanics 25-29 years-old earned a college degree vs. 18.1% of those 30+ and only 16.3% of American Indians (a target group educated by HBCUs led by Hampton University’s establishment of a formal educational program geared towards their needs in 1878) in the 25-29 age bracket earned a college degree vs. the 21.7% figure for those 30 and older.
Financial value of earning a higher education university degree: A breakdown of the U.S. Census Bureau results reveals that over the working life of an adult, high school graduates earn an average of $1.2 million; associate’s degree holders earn approximately $1.6 million; and those who hold a bachelor’s degree earn about $2.1 million.