What many have in common with Scott Walker: College credits, but no degree.
Much attention has been given in recent weeks to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s decision to drop out of Marquette University in the spring of his senior year. The Republican presidential hopeful was 34 credits short of earning a bachelor’s degree in 1990. He never went back.
Various media reports have analyzed how the lack of a college degree makes Walker unusual presidential material, at least in recent history, though the distinction makes him like most Americans, 70% of whom don’t have a bachelor’s degree.
But that figure includes people who never even stepped foot on a college campus. What’s more significant about Walker dropping out of college is that he’s like an increasing number of Americans who have some college credits. Some 2.2 million people under the age of 30 have earned at least half of the credits they need for a bachelor’s degree, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.
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