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For First Time, Women Earn More PhDs Than Men
Men now get fewer degrees of any kind
By Nick McMaster, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 14, 2010 2:17 PM CDT
Women outpace men in doctorate degrees for the first time.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Women earned more doctoral degrees than men in the 2008-2009 academic year for the first time in US history, the Washington Post reports. The PhD is the final degree to be affected by the groundswell of women in higher education—they already outnumbered men on undergraduate and master's degrees. As for doctoral degrees, women earned 28,962, while men earned 28,469.

"It is a trend that has been snaking its way through the educational pipeline," said the author of the report from the Council of Graduate Schools. "It was bound to happen."

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edtastic
Sep 16, 2010 7:03 AM CDT
Now will the feminist PLEASE SHUT UP so we can focus on getting our young men through school. Unless we want young women to be taking care of their children and men I suggest we redirect are attention where it is needed. There is no reason for men to be failing at the rates they are today. It is a crisis and we need to do something about it.
winterfairy
Sep 14, 2010 9:19 PM CDT
PhDs in social work, art history, eduaction and political science don't mean shit. anybody willing to pay the bill will get one. how many women got em in real subjects like math, statistics, engineering and physics?
vjh
Sep 14, 2010 6:11 PM CDT
I was talking with some male college students about this. They gave me an interesting viewpoint. They don't have to get advanced degrees to get the same amount of money that a woman can get with one. They reasoned that it would be a "waste of time" to get a degree when they can go and "fish in Alaska" or "Work in construction" for more money than an entry level job that requires a bachelors or master's degree. Hummm