- Overall, the distribution of educational attainment has shifted slightly
towards lower levels as indicated by less advanced degrees and more high
school and some college level education. This trend towards more and more
Web users without advanced degrees has continued since the Second Survey,
where for example, over 13% of the users had doctoral degrees (compared to
4% for the Fourth Survey).
- This trend seems to be fueled by the increased number of users who are
in college (from 19% in the Second to 22% in the Third to 28% in the Fourth).
Thus while 73% of the users in the Second Survey had completed college or
higher, now only 55% of the users have achieved the same level of education.
- According to 1993 US Census data, 50.5% of computer users have some
college and 63.4% have a Bachelors degree. Thus, the sampled user population
for the Fourth survey represents a much broader range of users than previously
- Weekend users typically have lower educational attainment than their weekday
By Access Time
- More women have some college (31.0%) and Master's (17.8%) degrees verses
the men users (27.6% some college and 16.7% Master's). Though more men have Doctoral
and Professional degrees (8.7% men vs 5.9% women), The differences
between response distributions across gender has narrowed since the last survey.
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GVU's WWW Surveying Team
Graphics, Visualization, & Usability Center
College of Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 30332-0280