1.4 Education

The trends in the figure below have been observed consistently across a number of samples of furries,1 and show that more than 75% of furries have taken at least some post-secondary education.

Education of Fandom Members

26.8% of furries said that they had completed at least one degree.2 Furries who had completed post-secondary education were also asked to indicate what area/field they had specialized in. 24.2% of furries had taken “fine art” degrees (e.g., design, graphics, writing), while 27.9% of furries chose fields that directly involved computers (e.g., computer graphics, computing science, information technology, computer engineering). 11.9% of furries pursued a science degree (e.g., biology, chemistry, physics) and 11.9% an engineering degree.3 Furries’ level of education did not differ significantly from the level of education obtained by the comparable anime fandom.

Furries’ level of education did not differ significantly from the level of education obtained by the comparable anime fandom.4

Other data corroborate the argument that furries, as a group, tend to be well-educated. For example, in a recent study,5 more than 40% of furries indicated that they had an A-range average in their most recent education (see figure below).

References

  1. See International Furry Survey: Summer 2011, Furry Fiesta 2012 and International Online Survey III, and IARP 2014 3-fandom study
  2. Furry Fiesta 2012 and International Online Survey III
  3. International Furry Survey: Summer 2011
  4. IARP 2014 3-fandom study
  5. Anthrocon 2016 study

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