A Generation of Female Ambition

For a Quarter Century, Women Have Earned More College Degrees Than Men have in the U.S. At Thomas, the Numbers Are More Equal

Visit any number of college campuses today or attend a commencement ceremony and you’ll likely see more women than men. Read through the graduation-rate statistics of those colleges and you’ll find that since 1981 the majority of associate’s and bachelor’s degrees were awarded to women. The gender demographics on American campuses have changed significantly in the past three decades. Women have consistently outpaced men in degrees earned, particularly in the fields of business, education and nursing. (Thomas Magazine, Dec. 2007)

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