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Percentage of applicants admitted to Stanford’s PhD programs in education: 6

Year first Stanford PhD in education awarded: 1916

Apple-themed gifts given to U.S. teachers each year: 26,367,513

Percentage of those that are real apples: 30

Proportion of American high school students who graduate: 7 in 10

Lifetime earnings forfeited by high school dropout: $260,000

SOURCES: Stanford School of Education, Dixon Ticonderoga, Not Another Apple for the Teacher, Editorial Projects in Education (EPE) Research Center