Post-Second_Women-Work--Blackboard

Post-Second_Women-Work--Blackboard - 3/31/2010...

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3/31/2010 1 POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION CAREER/WORK EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT 85% (females) and 84% (males) graduate from high school 63% of all students go to college immediately after (USA Today) Women earn more bachelor’s degrees Similar pattern across ethnic groups Except for Asian-American (doctoral degrees) Appx. 60% of college population are women EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT Nat’l grad rate: 70%; S.C. grad rate: 62% 72% (females) and 65% (males) graduate from high school 63% of all students go to college immediately after (USA Today) Women earn more bachelor’s degrees Similar pattern across ethnic groups Except for Asian-American (doctoral degrees) Appx. 60% of college population are women
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3/31/2010 2 EDUCATION AND CAREER GOALS Women are less likely to major in Engineering, Math, Physical Sciences, and especially Computer Science than men Women are more likely than men to major in Communications, Education, English, Psychology The math/science majors tend to lead to higher paying careers EDUCATION AND CAREER GOALS Women are more likely to drop out of sciences/engineering Among biology majors with A averages: 80% of women, 60% of men switch majors Among physical science majors with A averages: 69% of women, appx. 1% of men switch majors Among engineering majors with A averages: 71% of women, 18% of men switch majors DOCTORATES IN SCIENCE, BY GENDER Field Student Enrolled Doctorates Conferred Women Men Women Men Computer Sciences 27% 73% 16% 84% Engineering 19% 81% 12% 88% Agriculture 38% 62% 26% 74% Mathematics 34% 66% 23% 77% Physical Sciences 28% 72% 22% 78% Biological Sciences 50% 50% 43% 57% Psychology 69% 31% 67% 33%
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3/31/2010 3 ILLINOIS VALEDICTORIAN PROJECT 10 year longitudinal study of 46 female, 35 male 1981 high school valedictorians During high school: 21% of women, 23% of men rated
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