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A Statistical Snapshot of Women Who Recently Graduated From Four-Year Colleges

A Statistical Snapshot of Women Who Recently Graduated From Four-Year Colleges

New statistics from the Department of Education show data on race, degree field, age at degree attainment, marital status, and employment of women who earned their bachelor’s degree in the 2007-08 academic year.

A Gender Gap in the Grade Point Averages of College Graduates

A Gender Gap in the Grade Point Averages of College Graduates

More than 76 percent of all women who earned a bachelor degree had a grade point average of 3.0 or higher compared to 65.8 percent of men.

The Gender Gap in Australian Higher Education

The Gender Gap in Australian Higher Education

In 2011 there were 533,476 women enrolled in higher education in Australia compared to 399,050 men. Women earned 54.6 percent of all degrees earned.

Women Hold an Edge Over Men in College Graduation Rates

Women Hold an Edge Over Men in College Graduation Rates

Women who entered college from 2002 to 2005 show an average college graduation rate of 65 percent. For men during this period, the average graduation rate was 60 percent.

Women Hold an Edge in College Graduation Rates

Women Hold an Edge in College Graduation Rates

Data for students who entered college in 2005 show that women graduated at rates that were at least 4.5 percentage points higher than for men.

Data Shows High Attrition Rates for Women in STEM Degree Programs

Data Shows High Attrition Rates for Women in STEM Degree Programs

For women who began their four-year college career in a STEM discipline, 14 percent dropped out of college and 32 percent switched to a non-STEM major before earning their degree.

Checking Up on Degree Attainments for Women in Engineering

Checking Up on Degree Attainments for Women in Engineering

In 2011 women earned 18.4 percent of all bachelor’s degrees in engineering. Women did slightly better in master’s and doctoral degrees in engineering.

Women Earned 58 Percent of All Degrees Awarded at Four-Year Institutions in 2010-11

Women Earned 58 Percent of All Degrees Awarded at Four-Year Institutions in 2010-11

The data shows that women earned 1,685,649 degrees at four-year institutions during the 2010-2011 academic year. This was slightly more than 58 percent of all degrees awarded.

Young Women Have Made Tremendous Strides in Degree Attainments

Young Women Have Made Tremendous Strides in Degree Attainments

Thirty-years ago, 21 percent of young adult women had graduated from a four-year college. Today the figure is 36.1 percent.

A Milestone in Women's Higher Education at the University at Buffalo

A Milestone in Women’s Higher Education at the University at Buffalo

Shannon Seneca is the first Native American woman to earn a Ph.D. from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences of the University at Buffalo.

Hamilton Grad Discovers She Is Related to the College's First Graduate in 1814

Hamilton Grad Discovers She Is Related to the College’s First Graduate in 1814

It was not until January this year, that Josephine Jones, Class of 2012, found out that she is a direct descendent of the first graduate of Hamilton College in 1814.

Four Doctoral Recipients With a Lot in Common

Four Doctoral Recipients With a Lot in Common

All four new doctoral recipients in the new educational leadership program at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington are women professionals who have young children.

The Gender Gap in College Graduation Rates

The Gender Gap in College Graduation Rates

More than 56 percent of women students who entered four-year-college bachelor’s degree programs at state-operated institutions in 2004, earned their degree within six years.

The Gender Gap in African American Degree Attainments

The Gender Gap in African American Degree Attainments

The overall gender gap in degree attainments for African Americans is slight but it is much greater if we only consider the younger generation.

The Major Employment Advantage for Women With a Higher Education

The Major Employment Advantage for Women With a Higher Education

In 2011, less than half the women with just a high school diploma had jobs. Two thirds of women with at least a bachelor’s degree were employed.

Closing the Higher Education Gender Gap in Utah

Closing the Higher Education Gender Gap in Utah

A task force has made recommendations to the governor on ways to increase the number of women who enroll and graduate from college.

Women Have Closed the Gender Gap in Degree Attainments

Women Have Closed the Gender Gap in Degree Attainments

For many years, more women than men have been enrolled in higher education. Now, new data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that women have almost closed the gender gap in degree attainments.

In Australia, Young Women Are Outpacing Young Men in Degree Attainments

In Australia, Young Women Are Outpacing Young Men in Degree Attainments

Some 40 percent of women ages 25 to 34 have achieved at least a bachelor’s degree compared to 30 percent of men in that age group.

Yale to Honor the First Women to Earn Ph.D.s at the University

Yale to Honor the First Women to Earn Ph.D.s at the University

In 1892, 31 years after Yale University awarded its first Ph.D. degrees, women were admitted to Ph.D. programs at the university. Two years later in 1894, the first seven women to be awarded Ph.D.s at Yale received their degrees.

University of Rhode Island Graduates Its First Class of Acute Care Nurse Practitioners

University of Rhode Island Graduates Its First Class of Acute Care Nurse Practitioners

The four women in the program had previously completed master’s degree programs in nursing but returned to school for training in acute care .

The 100,000th Degree Recipient at UNLV

The 100,000th Degree Recipient at UNLV

Emily Tamadonfar graduated with a perfect GPA in biology at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

Saluting Women's Graduation Rate Performance at the U.S. Service Academies

Saluting Women’s Graduation Rate Performance at the U.S. Service Academies

At the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, women graduate at a slightly higher rate then men.

Number of Women Earning Doctorates Declined Slightly in 2010

Number of Women Earning Doctorates Declined Slightly in 2010

Part of the decline may be the result of a reclassification of earned doctorates in the field of education.

Women's Colleges With the Highest Graduation Rates

Women’s Colleges With the Highest Graduation Rates

At 90 percent, Wellesley College has the highest graduation rate among women’s colleges.

Women Have a Higher Graduation Rate Than Men at All 50 Flagship State Universities

Women Have a Higher Graduation Rate Than Men at All 50 Flagship State Universities

Among all the 50 flagship state universities, the highest graduation rate for women is at the University of Virginia.

Harvard and Yale Lead the Ivy League in Graduation Rates for Women

Harvard and Yale Lead the Ivy League in Graduation Rates for Women

All eight Ivy League college have a graduation rate for women above 90 percent.

Lipscomb University Establishes a Degree Program for Inmates at a Women's Prison

Lipscomb University Establishes a Degree Program for Inmates at a Women’s Prison

Faculty and students from campus travel to the women’s prison for classes.

Women Making Substantial Progress in Educational Attainment in Latin America

Women Making Substantial Progress in Educational Attainment in Latin America

A new World Bank report shows that despite educational advancement, women in Latin America still face huge obstacles in their quest for equality.

Universities Seek to Increase the Number of Women in Computer Science

Universities Seek to Increase the Number of Women in Computer Science

The National Center for Women & Information Technology is leading the effort to increase the number of women studying computer science.

The Gender Gap in College Graduation Rates

The Gender Gap in College Graduation Rates

The gap is larger for student athletes than for college students in general.

Women in Canada and Japan Outpace American Women in Higher Education Completion

Women in Canada and Japan Outpace American Women in Higher Education Completion

The college completion rate for women of 64 percent in Canada and 59 percent in Japan is far higher than the rate in the United States.

The Global Gender Gap in Higher Education Graduation Rates

The Global Gender Gap in Higher Education Graduation Rates

In all pre-doctoral programs in higher education, women outperform men in graduation rates in five of the six developed countries studied.

The Gender Gap in Dental Schools Has a Major Racial Component

The Gender Gap in Dental Schools Has a Major Racial Component

For whites, men still lead the way. But for minority groups there are more women in dental schools.

The Gender Gap in Lifetime Earnings for Higher Education Graduates

The Gender Gap in Lifetime Earnings for Higher Education Graduates

Women college graduates earn on average less than 75 percent of what male college graduates earn over their lifetimes.

New Data on the College Graduation Rates of Women

New Data on the College Graduation Rates of Women

The U.S. Department of Education recently released data on the success rate of the cohort of students who entered higher education in the fall of 2003. For all students who enrolled in any type of postsecondary educational institution in 2003, 31 percent of women earned a bachelor’s degree by 2009. This was only slightly higher […]