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Gender differences in participation and completion of undergraduate education and how they have changed over time. Postsecondary education descriptive analysis reports (NCES 2005-169)

Citation

Peter, K., & Horn, L. (2005). Gender differences in participation and completion of undergraduate education and how they have changed over time. Postsecondary education descriptive analysis reports (NCES 2005-169). Washington, DC: National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES); U.S. Department of Education.

Abstract

This report drew on several publications and postsecondary datasets to provide a detailed account of gender differences in undergraduate education. Specifically, the analysis examined gender differences in rates of participation and completion of undergraduate education, focusing on changes over time in college enrollment, associate's and bachelor's degree awards, and the demographic and enrollment characteristics of undergraduate men and women. The analysis also examined trends in high school academic preparation, postsecondary persistence and degree completion, and early labor market outcomes among bachelor's degree recipients.