Today’s Outrageous Fact
Graduation season is upon us, which means it’s time to cheer all the scholars getting that piece of paper. Overall, the number of students earning degrees is up, but the most remarkable gains are among women. The number of bachelor’s degrees awarded to women increased 48 percent between 1997–98 and 2010–11. The number of master’s degrees earned by women spiked 78 percent during the same window. Now, tell us again, what’s the excuse for the glass ceiling?