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

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.
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AllPublicPrivate
Less than a bachelor's degree4.4%3.8%8.4%
Bachelor's degree40.9%39.9%48.5%
Master's degree46.2%47.7%35.8%
Higher than a master's degree8.5%8.7%7.3%
AllPublicPrivate
Less than a bachelor's degree4.4%3.8%8.4%
Bachelor's degree40.9%39.9%48.5%
Master's degree46.2%47.7%35.8%
Higher than a master's degree8.5%8.7%7.3%
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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.
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Release date
August 2013
Region
United States
Survey time period
2011-2012
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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