A Snapshot of the Gender Gap in Educational Enrollments in the United States

The U.S. Census Burea recently released new data on educational enrollments in the United States for the year 2018. The data shows that for all levels of schooling boys and men were slightly more likely than girls and women to have been enrolled in school in October 2018.

However, 5.5 percent of all males over the age of 3 were enrolled in college or graduate school compared to 6.6 percent of all girls and women over the age of 3. If we look at only men and women of traditional college age, we find that 49.0 percent of men ages 20 or 21 were enrolled in higher education in October 2018, compared to 56.4 of women.

At all age levels, there were 8,373,000 men enrolled in higher education in October 2018 compared to 10,534,000 women. Thus, women made up 56 percent of all enrollments in higher education.

In October 2018, there were 4,899,000 men enrolled in four-year undergraduate programs compared to 5,657,000 women. Thus women made up nearly 54 percent of students enrolled in four-year undergraduate programs.

There were more than 4 million students enrolled in graduate programs in the United States in October 2018. Of these, 2,434,000 or nearly 60 percent were women.



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