I saw this on an online application for a job:
Education level: Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)
I have not seen this on any other applications of the sort. What does the ±16 years mean?
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I'd second Dan's comment that this is the number of years of formal education. In Canada there are 12 grades of elementary and secondary school, which isn't counting pre-school and Kindergarten, then adding 4 years for a Bachelor's degree would give a total of 16 years of education. I'd suspect in the US there could be similar totals giving that number of years of total schooling.