advanced degree


Definition of advanced degree

: a university degree (such as a master's or doctor's degree) higher than a bachelor's

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But as in South Carolina, the outcomes fit a pattern of voters with bachelor’s and advanced degrees swinging away from the GOP. Brian Mcgill, WSJ, "The New Divide in Politics: Education," 10 Nov. 2018 And with an advanced degree and a U.S.-citizen daughter, Ms. Ibrahim seems like the kind of person America ought to welcome. Alex Kozinski, WSJ, "How a Pointless Lawsuit Took Off," 24 Jan. 2019 What’s more, those pursuing advanced degrees borrowed, on average, three times as much as the typical undergraduate — $18,210, compared with $5,460. Jeffrey J. Selingo, Washington Post, "Where student loan debt is a real problem," 5 Jan. 2018 Premium processing returned Monday for applications for the 85,000 visas for fiscal year 2019, which includes 20,000 visas for applicants with an advanced degree from a U.S. institution. Leonardo Castaneda, The Seattle Times, "Faster processing available again for H-1B visas," 28 Jan. 2019 These challenges have included a multiyear salary freeze, the loss of due process rights and advanced degree pay for some teachers, and wages that remain distressingly low. Valerie Strauss, Washington Post, "Teachers are now being asked to punch time clocks. What does that mean for their profession?," 4 Mar. 2018 Of the 34 House districts that Democrats picked up from Republicans as of Friday’s tallies, 29 are in the top half among all House districts for educational attainment, meaning more than 30% of adults there have bachelor’s or more advanced degrees. Brian Mcgill, WSJ, "The New Divide in Politics: Education," 10 Nov. 2018 Newsletter Sign-up A highlight of the proposal is a new tech campus in Alexandria, Va., near Amazon’s new location, to attract and retain top computer-science talent and generate more advanced degrees. John D. Mckinnon, WSJ, "Amazon Announces HQ2 Winners," 13 Nov. 2018 Like some sort of female Lorax with an advanced degree. Katie Reilly, Time, "'Be Your Own Cheerleader.' Mindy Kaling Gives Dartmouth Graduates Advice on Delusion, Dating and Success," 11 June 2018

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1856, in the meaning defined above

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