Education: 2013 Year in Review

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2013 Education Year in Review Key Highlights

  • Gender

  • Two out of three degree-seekers are women (66.21%).
  • Nursing and healthcare degree programs are sought after by primarily women (84.05%).
  • Men tend to outnumber women by the greatest percentage in technology (76.25%), science, math and engineering (75.98%) and business (60.51%).
  • Level of Education

  • 23.32 percent of degree seekers had received their high school diploma or GED
  • 27 percent have some level of college experience
  • 22.56 percent have received a bachelor’s degree.
  • Over 7 percent of online degree seekers have completed a master’s degree
  • Areas of Specialization

  • Business Administration ranks first in popularity among degree-seekers, with 14.14 percent choosing this field
  • Bachelors in Nursing is second (7.76%)
  • Criminal Justice is third (5.81%). 
  • Geography

  • California leads the nation with 11.16 percent of LendingTree Education degree-seekers residing in the state
  • Texas (8.6%) is second
  • Florida is third (6.93%).