The Huge Gender Gap in African-American Graduate School Enrollments

Last week we reported on a new study which shows that blacks have made huge gains in graduate school enrollments. But the news is somewhat tempered by the fact that black women are making most of the gains. In the fall of 2008, there were 121,113 black women enrolled in graduate school compared to 45,738 black men. Thus, black women accounted for a whopping 72.6 percent of all African-American graduate school enrollments. In contrast, women make up 60.9 percent of white graduate school enrollments.