Another Indication Of Females Exceeding Males In College Attainment

August 24th, 2011


At a time when women surpass men by record numbers in college enrollment and completion, they also have a more positive view than men about the value higher education provides, according to a nationwide Pew Research Center survey. Half of all women who have graduated from a four-year college give the U.S. higher education system excellent or good marks for the value it provides given the money spent by students and their families; only 37% of male graduates agree. In addition, women who have graduated from college are more likely than men to say their education helped them to grow both personally and intellectually. The information is from the Pew website via Carngie Foundation


2 Responses

  1. jeff w says:

    Very interesting. The most intriguing part to me is why women who have graduated from college are more likely to say their education helped them grow. I think we all need to focus on appreciation a little bit more. Thanks for sharing this insight.

  2. tim-10-ber says:

    The pendulum swung against boys and in favor of girls in public education decades ago…my sons felt it but did fine because of the support they had at home and the knowledge that education was important. It is past time for the pendulum to return to the middle. Males are hurting in school…in particular the black youth. This needs to change…yesterday.

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