Black Women Hold a Huge Advantage Over Black Men in Master’s Degree Awards

New data from the U.S. Department of Education shows that black women maintain a large lead over black men in the attainment of master’s degrees. In the 2005-06 academic year, black women earned 42,017 master’s degrees compared to 16,959 for black men. Thus, black women accounted for 71 percent of all master’s degrees awarded to African Americans.