Slight Increase In Male College Graduation Rates

January 26th, 2010

More men are attending college and graduating with a bachelor’s degree, reversing the tendency of females to outnumber and outperform men, according to an American Council on Education report. One notable exception is young Hispanic men, who are falling further behind Hispanic women. Men account for 43% of overall college enrollment and earn 43% of bachelor’s degrees. However, men are much less likely than women to go to college – or return to college – later in life: Undergraduate men age 25 or older are outnumbered by women in the same age group 2-to-1.

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  1. One possible cause of this is that is the recent years, professionals have found themselves unemployed. In the higher ranks, those professionals are men. They could be returning to the classroom.

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