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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature For January 27

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, 2935American 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

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