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Women value college more than men do

At a time when women are consistently outperforming men in college enrollment and completion, women tend to value higher education more highly than men do and believe it has had a more positive impact on their lives, according to the results of a survey that was released on Wednesday.

The survey, of more than 2,100 Americans, was conducted by the Pew Research Center in March as part of a larger project on public attitudes toward higher education. (Earlier results were released in May.) Slightly more than a third of respondents to the survey held a bachelor’s degree or higher.

A majority of respondents were not satisfied with the advantages higher education offers, in light of the hefty financial investment it requires. College-educated women, however, were more enthusiastic.

Read the full story at The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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