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25% Fewer Men Than Women Graduate College; Obama: It’s ‘A Great Accomplishment … For America’
In an op-ed published Saturday in Newsweek, President Barack Obama marked the 40th anniversary of the enactment of Title IX–which bars gender discrimination in education—and noted that more women in the United States are now graduating from college than men, which he characterized as “a great accomplishment” for the nation.
According to the Census Bureau, 685,000 men and 916,000 women graduated from college in 2009 (the latest year for which statistics have been published). That means 25 percent fewer men received college degrees than women.
For once, I’m with Obama and against Cybercast News Service.
The way I figure, 231,000 men in their early 20s are smart.