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In response to the last comment, the quality of education received (as written in OP’s suggestion) is more significant than the type of degree earned. Associate’s degrees are becoming obsolete, bachelor’s degrees vary widely in rigor and prestige, and some master’s degrees are handed out by public schools after just one year of online study. The way OP has the levels listed is more potent and reliable.
•None = no higher education beyond high school
•Vocational = trade school, hair school, classroom training for healthcare jobs that require licensing rather than a four-year degree, etc.
•Public = a degree from any public institution, including UCLA, UCB, UVA, GT, UNC, UF, UT, etc.
•Private = a degree from any private institution, like USC, Georgetown, Tufts, BU, Tulane, SMU, Fordham, etc.
•Elite = a degree from any elite private (highly selective) institution, like Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Stanford, Duke, Vanderbilt, Rice, Swarthmore, Emory, Hamilton, etc.
•Doctorate: a doctoral degree (PhD, MD, JD, DDS, PharmD, etc.) from any institution, public or private.
*Those with two or more degrees (bachelor's and a master's, etc.) can pick the option that best suits them.