WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
FIRST STATE CHARTERED UNIVERSITY
Profile America — Tuesday, January 27th. "To teach, to serve, and to inquire into the nature of things." That's the motto of the University of Georgia, which on this date in 1785 became the young nation's first state-chartered university. Royally chartered private universities existed in America in colonial times, notably Harvard and William and Mary. The University of Georgia opened in 1801 after the similarly chartered University of North Carolina. Today, over 62 million people hold bachelor's or higher degrees. People with bachelor's degrees average around $1 million more in lifetime earnings than workers whose education stopped with a high school diploma. Advanced degrees add about another million dollars in lifetime earnings. You can find more facts about America's people, places and economy, from the American Community Survey, at www.census.gov.
Sources: Kane's Famous First Facts, 2935
School history: https://admissions.uga.edu/article/orientation-service-project.html
Educational attainment: http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ACS_13_1YR_DP02&prodType=table
Lifetime earnings/page 2: http://www.census.gov/prod/2012pubs/acsbr11-04.pdf
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau