More working women have advanced degrees than their male colleagues, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. In the employed population of 25 and older, 37% of women had attained a bachelor’s degree or more as of 2010, compared with 35% of men.
However, amongst all adults 25 and older, 29.6% of women and 30.3% of men had a bachelor’s degree.
The study also found that women 25 and older were more likely than men 25 and older to have completed at least high school, at 87.6% versus 86.6%.
So basically the woman sitting next to you at work is more likely to have her Masters or PhD than the woman behind you in line at Starbucks.
This is the case in most states except Utah which is behind in the number of college degrees attained by women, according to a study by Utah Valley University.