The Department of Education recently provided an advance release of some of its “2013 Digest of Education Statistics,” including data on degrees conferred for the Class of 2012, here’s what those data show:
1. For the seventh year in a row starting with the Class of 2006, women in 2012 earned more college degrees than men at every level:
a. Associate’s degrees: 160 women for every 100 men (625,548 vs. 391,990).
b. Bachelor’s degrees: 134 women for every 100 men (1,025,729 vs. 765,317).
c. Master’s degrees: 150 women for every 100 men (452,038 vs. 302,191).
d. Doctor’s degrees: 106 women for every 100 men (87,451 vs. 82,611).
2. Milestone: For the first time ever, women in 2012 earned more than one million bachelor’s degrees (1,025,729). In contrast, men earned only 765,317 bachelor’s degrees in 2012 (see above).
Q: Now that women completely dominate higher education and have earned more college degrees than men all levels for the last 7 years, is there still really a need for more than 500 colleges and universities in the US to have “Women’s Centers?”