Posted by: Gregory Linton | 09/22/2011

The Gender Gap in Higher Education Will Increase by 1 Million in 10 Years

Table 20. Actual and projected numbers for total enrollment in all postsecondary degree-granting institutions, by sex, attendance status, and control of institution: Fall 1995 through fall 2020.

The National Center for Education Statistics just released its updated annual report Projections of Education Statistics to 2020. Table 20 shows that in 2009 there were 3 million more women than men enrolled in all postsecondary degree-granting institutions. By 2020 that gap will increase another 1.1 million. Check my previous posts on this topic for concerns that this raises for our economy and society.

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