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Young Women Are More Likely Than Men to Aspire to College, and to Graduate

By Jennifer González

Female high-school students are more likely to aspire to attend college than are their male counterparts, and the young women enroll in college, persist, and graduate from it at higher rates as well, according to a report released on Tuesday by the National Center for Education Statistics.

The report, “Higher Education: Gaps in Access and Persistence Study,” says that, in 2004, 96 percent of female high-school seniors wanted to go to college, compared with 90 percent of males. When female high-school graduates enrolled in college, they tended to do so immediately after high-school graduation; half chose a four-year institution.

Visit: http://chronicle.com/article/Young-Women-Are-More-Likely/133980/

Read the report: http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2012/2012046.pdf

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