In the United States, about 15 percent of an average life is spent at school. This assumes that a person completes school from kindergarten through 12th grade and is based on the average life expectancy of 79 years.Know More
In the United States, there are many opportunities for this percentage to increase if an individual wishes to pursue more education. A day care or learning center could be considered a child's first school, as it addresses the child's individual learning style and provides a space where the child can thrive. Government-funded programs, such as Head Start, provide opportunities for 3- and 4-year-olds to be included in a school setting. Over one million children participate in these programs yearly, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services in March, 2015. This would add an additional two to three years to the time spent in school, which would increase the percentage of time spent at school over a lifetime by an additional 4 percent.
As of fall 2014, 41 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds enter college. This would increase the number of years in school by two to eight years, depending on the desired degree, and could push the overall percentage to as high as 29 percent.Learn more about Colleges & Universities
In 2013, students who were accepted into medical school achieved an average undergraduate GPA of 3.69. Between 2002 to 2013, the average undergraduate GPA of students who began a medical school program gradually increased from 3.61 to 3.69.Full Answer >
As of 2015, someone doesn't need a high school diploma to get into many community colleges and private colleges in the United States, according to Synonym. However, a high school diploma, GED or something equivalent is often required to get a college degree.Full Answer >
ITT Tech is a nationally accredited school, which means its credits do not transfer to most colleges and universities in the United States. Not all employers consider ITT Tech degrees to be legitimate. Many people consider ITT Tech as not a good school choice as a result.Full Answer >
The nursing schools of Georgetown University, Vanderbilt University, and the University of California—San Francisco are among the most highly regarded in the United States. All of these schools offer nurse-midwifery and women's health practitioner programs that prepare students for post-graduate certification through advanced research and assessments.Full Answer >