Black Women on Closing the Education Gap

In 2021, a higher percentage of African American women (33%) were enrolled in college compared to White men (25%), White women (31%), Hispanic men (19%), Hispanic women (24%), and Black men (23%).

Also, by 2021, 28% of African American women aged 25 and older had a bachelor’s degree or higher. This was a big increase of 40% from the 20% in 2010. However, Black women still had fewer bachelor’s degrees or higher compared to White men (38%) and women (40%).

In 2021, 23% of African American men went to college, which was the same percentage as in 2010. Additionally, 22% of Black men had a bachelor’s degree or higher in 2021, which was a 48% increase from 2010, when only 16% had such degrees.

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