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Document Number: 5997

Gender Differences in Participation and Completion of Undergraduate Education and How They Have Changed Over Time - In recent years, much has been made about the declining participation rates of males at the postsecondary level. According to this report from the National Center for Education Statistics, between 1970 and 2001 women went from being the minority on college campuses to the majority, increasing their representation from 42% to 56% of the undergraduate population. This figure is expected to increase in the future. By comparing the postsecondary participation and completion rates of men and women, this study also is able to highlight recent trends in high school preparation, college persistence and workforce development. (Kathleen Peter, Laura Horn and C. Dennis Carroll, National Center for Education Statistics, February 2005)...

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