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Census Bureau: Women more likely than men to have college attainment

For the first time in 75 years, women take the lead in college attainment, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

The Census Bureau began tracking higher education attainment in 1940, when 5.5 percent of American men had bachelor’s degree and 3.8 percent of women had one. For decades, American men were ahead of their female counterparts in earning a college degree. But in 2014, the percentage for men earning a bachelor’s degree was 29.9; it was 30.2 percent for women. Overall, college attainment of the population as a whole has increased 30 percent since 1940.