More Women Earn Doctorate Degrees Than Men
Several years ago, colleges and universities saw that female students outnumbered their male counterparts. Now, that reality has made it all the way through the educational system. More women than men are earning doctorate degrees.
"The number of women at every level of academia has been rising for decades. Women now hold a nearly 3-to-2 majority in undergraduate and graduate education. Doctoral study was the last holdout -- the only remaining area of higher education that still had an enduring male majority.
"Of the doctoral degrees awarded in the 2008-09 academic year, 28,962 went to women and 28,469 to men, according to an annual enrollment report [PDF] from the Council of Graduate Schools, based in Washington."
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