U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for January 27

Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:01am EST

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WASHINGTON,  Jan. 27, 2013  /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily
"Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 27:  FIRST STATE CHARTERED UNIVERSITY

Profile America  - Sunday, January 27th.  "To teach, to serve, and to inquire
into the nature of things."  That's the motto of the  University of Georgia,
which on this date in 1785 became the young nation's first state chartered
university.  Royally chartered private universities existed in America in
colonial times, notably  Harvard  and William and Mary.  The  University of
Georgia  opened in 1801, after the similarly chartered University of North
Carolina.  Today, over 64 million people hold bachelor's or higher degrees. 
People with bachelor's degrees average around 76 percent more lifetime earnings
than workers whose education stopped with a high school diploma.  You can find
more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at  www.census.gov.
 

Sources:  Kane's Famous First Facts, 2935
American Community Survey Briefs, ASCBR/11-04

Profile America  is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the
U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments,
ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at  http://www.census.gov 
(look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).   

SOURCE  U.S. Census Bureau


Rick Reed of the U.S. Census Bureau, +1-301-763-2812, fax: +1-301-763-3762,
richard.thomas.reed-at-census.gov

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