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'''Educational attainment''' is the completion of a course of study to a standard deserving of a qualification. Types of qualification are rated against a hierarchical structure, the highest achieved being that persons educational attainment level eg bachelor's degree level.
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A person's '''Educational attainment level''' is an aspect of their [[educational background]] and is the completion of a course of study to a standard deserving of a qualification. Types of qualification are rated against a hierarchical structure, the highest achieved being that persons educational attainment level eg bachelor's degree level. In studies it is sometimes used as a [[demographic variable]].
   
 
It is a term commonly used by statisticans to refer to the highest degree of education an individual has completed.<ref name="US Census Bureau glossary">{{cite web|url=http://www.census.gov/main/www/cen2000.html|title=US Census Bureau glossary|accessdate=2006-06-30}}</ref>
 
It is a term commonly used by statisticans to refer to the highest degree of education an individual has completed.<ref name="US Census Bureau glossary">{{cite web|url=http://www.census.gov/main/www/cen2000.html|title=US Census Bureau glossary|accessdate=2006-06-30}}</ref>
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A person's Educational attainment level is an aspect of their educational background and is the completion of a course of study to a standard deserving of a qualification. Types of qualification are rated against a hierarchical structure, the highest achieved being that persons educational attainment level eg bachelor's degree level. In studies it is sometimes used as a demographic variable.

It is a term commonly used by statisticans to refer to the highest degree of education an individual has completed.[1]

The US Census Bureau Glossary defines educational attainment as "the highest level of education completed in terms of the highest degree or the highest level of schooling completed." [1]

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