Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk has, on more than one occasion, promoted the idea that the automotive company is uninterested in pedigree. In a noteworthy string of tweets in February, Musk wrote, “Don’t care if you even graduated high school… Educational background is irrelevant, but all must pass hardcore coding test.”
Is this actually true? Does Musk mean what he said, or is this simply an attempt at provocation?
By tracking educational credentials, we were surprised to see that this is true. Below we can see the share of overall Tesla employees that did not attend college:
Below are the results compared to both auto companies and tech companies:
When we filter to only Engineers, the results tell a different story:
Tesla appears to have a smaller representation of non-college grads compared to other tech companies and even other automotive companies:
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