Share of teachers in the U.S. 2012, by highest degree and school type

This statistic shows the distribution of full-time teachers in public and private schools in the United States, according to the highest degree they had earned as of the 2011-2012 academic year. At this time 48.5 percent of teachers at private schools in the U.S. had completed at best a bachelor's degree.

Share of teachers in the United States 2011-2012, by highest degree earned and school type

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Release date

August 2013


United States

Survey time period


Supplementary notes

Teachers include both full-time and part-time teachers.
Higher than a master’s degree is defined as a teacher who completed any of the following: an educational specialist or professional diploma, a certificate of advanced graduate studies, or a doctorate or first professional degree.

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