Women Outpace Men in Degrees Earned

During the 2019-2020 Academic year, U.S. colleges and universities conferred an estimated 989,000 Associate’s degrees, 1,975,000 Bachelor’s degrees, 820,000 Master’s degrees, and 184,000 Doctoral degrees. Women attain more degrees than men at every level.

Educational Degrees Earned, By Gender
Women Men
Associate’s 61% 39%
Bachelor’s 57% 43%
Master’s 60% 40%
Doctoral 54% 46%

Source: U.S. Department of Education, 2019 (projected data)


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