U.S. Women Are Outpacing Men in Higher Education
(Bloomberg) -- Woman are outpacing men in attaining a college education and advanced degrees, according U.S. Census Bureau data for 2017.
The data also show:
- As of 2017, women between ages 18 and 24 earned more than two-thirds of all master’s degrees, meaning there were 167 women with master’s degrees for every 100 men.
- Among professional degrees, women in the same age cohort obtained three-quarters of professional degrees and 80 percent of doctoral degrees.
- Women between ages 25 and 34 held the majority of doctoral degrees.
- The number of Asian women with a master’s or doctoral degree surpassed that of Asian men.
- Women have had an advantage of earning the majority of master’s degrees in the U.S. since 1981.
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