bachelor's degree


Definition of bachelor's degree

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

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After earning his bachelor's degree in management and his master's in finance from Purdue's Krannert School of Management in 2010 and 2012 respectively, Westercamp graduated from the IU Maurer School of Law in 2014. Justin L. Mack, Indianapolis Star, "Why John Westercamp thinks he's the right man to be Indiana's next attorney general," 27 June 2019 Zimmer was appointed by Gov. Scott Walker in 2013, Smith holds a bachelor's degree in engineering from the Air Force Academy and a master's in engineering, with an emphasis on environmental engineering, from the University of Illinois. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Bill Smith, retired DNR engineer and manager, appointed to Natural Resources Board," 22 June 2019 Over roughly the same period, the percent of people aged 25 and up with a bachelor's degree or more increased from 16.5% to 27.6%. Nina Agrawal,, "Brooklyn's Sunset Park, built and rebuilt by immigrants, sees change once again," 20 Apr. 2018 According to 2015 statistics from the United State Census Bureau, 32% of Americans have a obtained a bachelor's degree or higher. Aj Willingham, CNN, "25 years ago, Republicans were more educated than Democrats. Now it's the opposite, study says," 22 Mar. 2018 Women who had a bachelor's degree or higher were less likely to smoke while pregnant — 1% or less. Ashley May, USA TODAY, "1 in 14 pregnant women still smoke, despite known risks, CDC study reports," 28 Feb. 2018 Ten years after those students were sophomores in high school, 23 percent of first-generation students had obtained a bachelor's degree or higher, compared to 55 percent of their peers, according to the report. Emily K. Coleman, Lake County News-Sun, "Waukegan nonprofit adds peer mentorship for first-generation, minority college students," 7 Jan. 2018 Powers earned a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Marquette University, graduating with high honors. Stephanie Morse, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Obituary: Mary Ellen Powers was a behind-the-scenes force in Milwaukee's business community," 13 July 2018 Education Henry Clay High School, in Lexington; bachelor's degree from Vanderbilt University; law degree from the University of Virginia. Tom Loftus, The Courier-Journal, "Here are 10 things to know about Andy Beshear, candidate for governor," 9 July 2018

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

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