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Think College Gender Gaps are Already Lopsided?

Then buckle up, because they are about to get steeper, according to projections from the U.S. Department of Education.

A short just filed by the Chronicle of Higher Education:

The Education Department's statistical arm has released a new forecast suggesting that total college enrollment will increase by 13 percent from 2009 to 2020. Enrollments are expected to grow the fastest for students age 25 to 34, at 21 percent, and enrollment for Hispanic students will increase by 46 percent. The report, from the National Center for Education Statistics, projects that enrollment for women will increase by 16 percent, doubling the pace of enrollment growth for men and further increasing the gender gap. Doctorates are expected to grow the fastest of all degree types, with a 57-percent increase over all and a 70-percent jump in degree attainment for women.
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