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What is your highest education level?


 
  

KDnuggets readers are very well educated, with 35% having a PhD and 81% having MS or another graduate degree.

What is your highest education level? [452 voters]
PhD in CS/Math/Stats (96) 21.2%
PhD in another field (64) 14.2%
MBA (41) 9.1%
MD/JD or other advanced graduate degree (16) 3.5%
MA/MS (150) 33.2%
BA/BS (75) 16.6%
less than a BA (10) 2.2%

The next table shows regional breakdown, with Asian and European data miners having the most education.

Region (% voters)% PhDs College Years
US/Canada (55.1%)  34.1%  6.97
Europe (22.8%)  35.9%  7.20
Asia (13.3%)  45.0%  7.32
Latin America (4.2%)  26.3%  6.53
Africa/Middle East (2.9%)  30.8%  6.62
Australia/NZ (1.8%)  25.0%  6.50

Note: We assigned years of college education using as PhD: 10, MD/JD: 7, MBA: 6, MA: 6, BA: 4, less than a BA: 2, which corresponds to a typical value for the degree.

Here are the results of 2011 KDnuggets Poll: highest education level


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