Change in Graduate Enrollment, by Gender and Race and Ethnicity
Women represented the majority of graduate students in 1995–96, both overall (53.6 percent) and within all groups other than Asian students, students of more than one race, and international students. However, by 2015–16, women were the majority in every group except international students, among whom 62.1 percent were men. Between 1995–96 and 2015–16, the gap between Black or African American men and Black or African American women enrolled in graduate education widened from 26.9 percentage points to 40.4 percentage points.
Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education: A Status Report
Chapter Four: Enrollment in Graduate Education
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U.S. Department of Education, National Postsecondary Student Aid Study, 1996 and 2016
In 1995-96, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander students was not an available category. These students were included in the category “Asian”.
In 2015-16, men’s Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander student data should be interpreted with caution. Ratio of standard error to estimate is >30 percent but <50 percent.