Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Census Bureau Report: More Than 6 in 10 Advanced Degree Holders Between Ages 25-29 Are Women

From yesterday's Census report on educational attainment, the chart above shows the college degree gap in favor of women for all levels of higher education for age group between 25-29.  More than 60% of advanced degrees are now held by women for that age group, up by more than three percentage points from the 58.2% reported by Census for 2009.  For African-Americans ages 25-29,  there are 239 women holding advanced degrees for every 100 men with graduate degrees (70.5% female vs. 29.5% male).   

Read more at The Enterprise Blog

2 Comments:

At 4/27/2011 11:45 AM, Blogger Buddy R Pacifico said...

How many men's colleges are there in the U.S.? Five and they are all private.

How many women's colleges in the U.S.? Many and they are listed here. Most are private but several are public.

I am beginning to wonder if an all male education might be better at this point in history. The female slant in education could he harmful to males.

 
At 4/27/2011 5:08 PM, Blogger John Thacker said...

While there is a smaller edge for women among white and Asians (but an edge for men among Hispanics), it does seem as though the African-American male-female gap actually drives quite a lot of the overall gap. Therefore, I expect arguments that we more have a African-American male problem than a male problem in general.

 

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