author profile photo
Factle App
5
3
2082
"Academic Majors of Unicorn Founders"

Values show the number of unicorn (co-)founders who have a particular major. Majors with at least 10 founders are shown. Data covers 531 US companies that became unicorns (+$1 billion valuation) between 1997-2019.


Data by Ilya Strebulaev and his team at Stanford GSB Business Venture Capital Initiative identified academic degrees earned by 1,263 of 521 US unicorns.


  • 236 founders (19%) have an MBA degree.
  • 217 founders (17%) have Master’s degrees other than MBAs.
  • 39 people have a dual Master’s degree, including an MBA.
  • 286 founders (23%) earned doctoral degrees, such as Ph.D. and MD.
  • 15 people have an MBA and a doctoral degree.
  • And 56 founders dropped out of college (many in order to start their companies).

#startups #founders #majors #education


Source: Ilya Strebulaev, Venture Capital Initiative, Stanford GSB


share
data
author profile photo
Factle App
2
1
1485
"Top 5 US & Canadian University Endowments"

Top American schools have endowments that dwarf those of their Canadian counterparts.


#education #endowment


Source: NACUBO-TIAA Study of Endowments (NTSE)


share
data
author profile photo
Factle App
3
1
2179
"Int'l Students in USA by Country (2019-2020)"

Five of the Top 10 countries of origin for international students in the US during the 2019-2020 university academic year were from Asia. Check out the dataset, which goes as far back as 1948 to see how enrollment has changed over time and from where.

#education #trivia

Source: Institute of International Education, Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange

share
data
author profile photo
Alex Damianou
3
1
86
Int'l Students by Country over time

The United States has been a top destination for international students since the mid 20th century. Records indicate 25,464 international students in 1948/49, growing over the years to where it sits in 2020 at 1,075,496.

China and India have been the source of the majority of international students in the US since the turn of the century. The pandemic has led to declines in enrollment across almost every country in the 2020-2021 academic year.

#education

Source: Institute of International Education, Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange

share
data
author profile photo
Alex Damianou
2
0
19
"Int'l Students in USA by Country (2019-2020)"

The pandemic has led to declines in enrollment across the top five countries of origin for university students in the US.

#education

Source: Institute of International Education, Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange

share
data

No Datasets Found.

No Users Found.