The Gender Gap in Black Bachelor’s Degree Awards

New data from the Department of Education shows that in 2005 both black men and black women saw a small increase in the number of bachelor’s degrees earned compared to the prior year. But the gender gap in black bachelor’s degrees remained virtually unchanged. Black women earned 84,965 bachelor’s degrees, almost double the 42,879 bachelor’s degrees earned by black men. Black women now earn two thirds of all bachelor’s degrees obtained by African Americans.