bachelor's degree

noun

: a degree that is given to a student by a college or university usually after four years of study

Examples of bachelor's degree in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web People between the ages of 25 and 34 with a bachelor's degree have an average net worth of about $120,000, versus about $31,000 for those with just a high school education. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 23 May 2024 HBCUs represent 3% of all colleges and universities but account for 8% of all undergraduate enrollment of Black students and 13% of all bachelor's degrees earned by Black students. Sara Chernikoff, USA TODAY, 21 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for bachelor's degree 

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Word History

First Known Use

1700, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bachelor's degree was in 1700

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“Bachelor's degree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bachelor%27s%20degree. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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