Younger CT women shift toward degrees in sciences, away from education

Younger people are earning bachelor’s degrees in education at a far lower rate than older age groups, and gender gaps in science and engineering have narrowed, new Census data show. Nationwide, just 8.9 percent of 25- to 39-year-olds with bachelor’s degrees studied education, compared with 12.7 percent of 40- to 64-year-olds and 23.5 percent of people aged 65 and older, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2015 American Community Survey five-year estimates.

Commentary: Scorecard misrepresents value of younger, non-profit colleges

The scorecard is useful to measure larger, older colleges that reflects traditional norms but the variables the Department of Education decided to focus on doesn’t capture the level of nuance to truly understand smaller colleges. The scorecard did not rank or grade colleges against each other because of this because such direct comparisons would not be fair or accurate.