The degree-earning gender gap…

An interesting analysis done by economist Mark Perry concludes:

Since 1982, women have earned 13 million more college degrees than men.

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Let’s drill down on those numbers…

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According to Perry:

Women currently earn over 60% of all associate’s degrees.

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In 1982, women became the majority gender for bachelor’s degrees for the first time.

Today  women are granted 35% more bachelor’s degrees than men … and women now account for 57.4% of bachelor’s degrees granted. for every 100 men who do.

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Starting in 1987, women became the permanent majority gender for master’s degrees.

Today, women are granted 40% more master’s degrees than men … and women now account for 58.4% of master’s degrees granted.

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Women currently earn 11.4% more doctoral degrees than men.

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Putting it all together, for all levels (associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctor’s degrees) …

On a cumulative basis, since 1982, women have earned 13 million more college degrees than men.

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