Black Women Earning College Degrees Outnumber College-Educated Black Men 2 to 1
Associate's Degrees: 164 for women for every 100 for men.
Bachelor's Degrees: 137.5 for women for every 100 for men.
Master's Degrees: 152 for women for every 100 for men.
Professional Degrees: 99.15 for women for every 100 for men.
Doctoral Degrees: 105 for women for every 100 for men.
The Department of Education also has college degree data based on sex and race/ethnicity, but it's only through the 2006-2007 academic year. The chart above shows the college degree breakdown for the graduating classes of 1977 and 2007 based on the number of degrees earned by black females for every 100 degrees earned by black males. The "degree gap" is much wider for black college graduates compared to the degree gap for all racial/ethnic groups.
For example, there were almost 250 master's degrees awarded in 2007 to black females for every 100 degrees earned by black men. Consider also that in 1976-1977, black men outnumbered black women for doctor's degrees and professional degrees (MDs and JDs) and there were 100 doctor's degrees earned by black men for every 67 degrees awarded to black females, and 100 professional degrees for black men for every 44.1 degrees earned by black women (more than a 2:1 ratio in favor of black men). By 2007, the gender imbalance had completely reversed and black women outnumbered black men by almost 2:1 for both doctor's and professional degrees.