Women 31% more likely to receive bachelor’s degree than men

Women are 31 percent more likely to have earned a college degree by the time they turn 29 years of age than men, according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The study evaluated the educational attainment and employment experiences of 9,000 young men and women who were born between 1980 and 1984. The bureau found that 34 percent of women had received a bachelor’s degree by the time they were 29, compared to 26 percent of men who did the same.

“Women were more likely than men to have received a bachelor’s degree by age 29,” states the report. “In total, 72 percent of women had either attended some college or received a bachelor’s degree, compared with 63 percent of men.”

“In addition to being more likely to attend college, women were more likely to have finished their college degree,” the report states. “Of the 72 percent of women who started college, 47 percent received a bachelor’s degree by age 29. In comparison, of the 63 percent of men who started college, 41 percent had received a bachelor’s degree.”