Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Why Ambitious Millennial Women Could Be Disappointed - HUFFINGTONPOST

by Caroline Beaton 
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Millennial women are taking education by a storm. US News reports that women both enroll in college at higher rates and are less likely to drop out than men. Sixty percent of college graduates are female, and women are also more likely than men to continue their education after college. Women now account for nearly half of students in law, medical and business graduate programs (compared to roughly 10% during the 1960s).

The future for female college grads feels bright. In turn, they have high expectations. Being successful in a high-paying career is actually more important to women than men (66% versus 56%), according to Pew Research Center.