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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

While the cost of higher education keeps going up, and job opportunities for graduates are going down, earning a college degree is still a very important achievement for a great many young Americans.

In fall 2017, some 20.4 million students attended American colleges and universities, constituting an increase of about 5.1 million since fall 2000.

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Today's Random Fact:

In the United States, there is little difference between the terms "college" and "university." However, the term "college" in other countries, such as Canada, refers to a junior college or trade college, where as a "university" is larger, more research focused, and usually contains multiple colleges.

Bonus Fact:

The term bachelor in "bachelor's degree" most likely is from the Medieval Latin term baccalaureate, which is a play on the Latin words bacca lauri or laurel berries. The word is also a re-Latinization of the French word bachelor, which means a "youthful knight" or a "novice in arms."