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Obama Administration’s Private University Background

07/22/2013

INSIDE HIGHER ED.  JULY 22, 2013.  National Journal has just completed its analysis of the college degrees (undergraduate and graduate school) of the top 250 Obama administration officials. The institutions at the top of both lists are private. Of graduate degrees in the senior ranks of the administration, only 25 percent come from public institutions. And while the top five lists lack public U.S. institutions, the University of Oxford does make one of the lists.

Top Universities for 250 Top Obama Administration Officials

Undergraduate Graduate
Harvard U. — 23 Harvard U. — 38
Yale U. — 12 Georgetown — 12
Cornell U. — 11 U. of Oxford — 11
Princeton U. — 6 Columbia U. — 9
U.S. Military Academy — 6 George Washington U. — 9