Today I am exploring college completion data from IPEDS which provides detailed information on major choice, admissions related information, and the like.
Amongst universities requiring test scores and reporting them, 6-year graduation rates by estimated SAT score.
- White: 0.78
- Asian: 0.69
- Black: 0.70
- Hispanic: 0.71
- Women: 0.79
- Men: 0.82
- Total: 0.82
Note: The (white) male-female “achievement gap” with respect to bachelor degree completion is mostly found in a few subjects: nursing, education, psychology, communications, and the arts. It is also predominantly occurring in fairly middling universities. Males, by contrast, are found disproportionately in more technical, more quantitive, and generally what are traditionally vocationally-oriented majors (the main exceptions would be nursing and perhaps teaching).
PDF: Percent of completions by major (detailed) by race/ethnicity and sex
Major choice/completion as compared to white men
Hispanic menAsian menBlack women
That is about it for now. Perhaps I’ll touch this post up later.