Study: Young women are more likely to attend college and graduate
- A new National Center for Education Statistics report released Tuesday says that female high-school students are more likely to aspire to attend college than males and are more likely to graduate, as well.
- According to the report, titled "Higher Education: Gaps in Access and Persistence Study," 61 percent of women who had enrolled in college in 2004 received a degree within six years, compared to 56 percent of men.
- Female students were also 5% more likely to receive federal aid and tended to participate in a campus club during their first year of school.
From the article:
Female high-school students are more likely to aspire to attend college than are their male counterparts, and the young women enroll in college, persist, and graduate from it at higher rates as well, according to a report released on Tuesday by the National Center for Education Statistics. The report, "Higher Education: Gaps in Access and Persistence Study," says that, in 2004, 96 percent of female high-school seniors wanted to go to college, compared with 90 percent of males. ...
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