WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
FIRST STATE CHARTERED UNIVERSITY
Profile America — Friday, 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 72 million Americans hold bachelor's or graduate 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
Motto/accessed 11/4/2016: http://www.uga.edu/profile/mission/
Educational attainment/Current Population Survey table 1 – all races: http://www.census.gov/hhes/socdemo/education/data/cps/2015/tables.html?cssp=SERP
Lifetime earnings/American Community Survey page 2: http://www.census.gov/prod/2012pubs/acsbr11-04.pdf
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics and accounts drawn from cited non-Census sources are employed for illustrative or narrative purposes, and are not attested to by 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 "Audio" in the "Library" pull-down menu).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau