I will be 33 this summer; I have been in school for 29 of those 33 years.
- 3-4-- Pre-school
- 5-18-- Primary/Secondary School
- 19-22-- Drew University (BA, Psychobiology and English)
- 22-23-- No School
- 23-24-- New York Universtity (No Degree, Liberal Studies)
- 24-25-- Temple University (No Degree, Secondary Education)
- 25-27-- Temple University (No Degree, Organizational Development)
- 27-28-- University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (No Degree, Health Psychology)
- 28-29-- University of South Florida (MEd, College Student Affairs)
- 29-30-- Indiana UniversityÂ (Post Master's Certificate, Institutional Research)
- 30-33-- Indiana University (PhD [anticipated], Higher Education and Inquiry Methodology)
Clearly there was a time in the middle there where I was exploring. Some people go to Europe for a year, I went to grad school. Through a combination of scholarships, assistantships, grants, tuition reimbursement programs, and many jobs, I have almost no educational debt to repay. I've worked full-time or the hourly equivalent of more than full time since college, that's helped in preventing most of the debt.
I just finished my last semester of courses this spring and hope to finish up my dissertation in a year or so. Then no more school for a while (although there are a few more advanced stats classes I'd like to take and I am thinking of learning another language).
I have also worked at colleges basically since my BA in a number of capacities, and intend to continue to do so once I am finished.