For the first time, more American women than men hold bachelor's degrees

That 0.1 percent difference may seem small, but it actually represents about 8 million more women than men who are degree holders, Quartz reports.

While women may be the dominant force at the undergraduate level these days, making up 57 percent of all college students in 2013, men remain the primary earners of professional and doctorate degrees, and they continue to earn more than their female counterparts.