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Higher Ed in the News

Immigrants account for one-third of Americans with doctorates

April 21, 2010

Immigrants, who account for a disproportionate share of Americans without a high school diploma, also made up nearly one-third of Americans with doctoral degrees in 2009 -- a sharp increase compared with five years earlier, the Census Bureau reported April 19.

Undergrad gender gap widens

For the first time in the U.S., 1 in 10 adults has an education beyond a bachelor’s degree, according to the Census Bureau.

Among adults in their late 20s, 35 percent of women and 27 percent of men had a bachelor’s degree, an eight percentage point gender gap, compared with three percentage points in 1999.


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