Katherine Schaeffer is a research analyst at Pew Research Center. She has a master’s degree in international development, focusing on urban affairs and planning, from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Kent State University. Prior to joining the Center, she worked as a newspaper reporter covering public education, and she still writes frequently about trends in the U.S. education system.
Nearly all members of the 118th Congress have a bachelor’s degree – and most have a graduate degree, too
In the 118th Congress, 94% of representatives and all but one senator hold at least a bachelor’s degree, according to a Pew Research Center analysis.