Do men or women lead the pack when it comes to higher education and advanced degrees? Women, according to the US Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey. Here’s a closer look at the numbers as well as other key findings, as recently reported by Bloomberg.
Women Gain the Edge.
More than 529,000 white women between the ages between the ages of 18 and 34 earned bachelor's degrees in 2017 compared to just 443,800 white men. Women also came out ahead across all minority groups with 77,500, 75,600, and 94,700 Asian, black and Hispanic women respectively receiving bachelor’s degrees in 2017 compared to 67,200, 60,700, and 74,300 men in the same groups.
Other Key Findings
The data for 2017 also indicated other key findings, including the following:
In addressing the trend, a recent piece in The Atlantic declared men “the new college minority.”
One vice president of student engagement and student affairs of higher education attempt to boost male enrollments, “It didn’t [use] to be that you were worried about providing role models and mentors for males.”
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