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Women outpacing men in education


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For years, educators have noticed that women outnumber men on most college campuses.

Now it’s official: Among 25– 29-year-olds, 36 percent of women have at least a bachelor’s degree compared to only 28 percent of men. For all working adults 25 and up, 37 percent of females had a bachelor’s compared to 35 percent of their male colleagues, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Newly crunched data from a report, “Educational Attainment in the United States: 2010” shows that women over 25 graduated high school at a rate of 87.6 percent, outpacing men that age who have only an 86.6 percent rate of high school graduation.

Other highlights released yesterday:

* A whopping 52 percent of Asians 25 and older had a bachelor’s degree or more, exceeding non-Hispanic whites with a degree (33 percent), blacks (20 percent) and Hispanics (14 percent).

* 30 percent of adults over the age of 25 had at least a bachelor’s degree in 2010, compared to 26 percent in 2000.


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