CSU graduation rates higher among women

February 20, 2012 by  

Graduation rates from the California State University system were higher among women than men during the 2010 – 2011 school, according to a statistical report. Throughout most of the CSU system female enrollment surpassed the number of male students by 14 percent.

Women earned four-year degrees at a rate of 22 percent, based on Institutional Research. Twenty-three percent more women than men earned their Masters degrees during the 2009-10 academic year. Print companies undoubtedly stayed busy running off diplomas for graduates from CSU’s nearly two dozen campuses.

Incoming freshman at the California State University- Northridge campus have been primarily women; a trend that has held steady for about five years. CSUN has an undergraduate enrollment that’s just shy of 30,000 students.

A recent post on CSU’s Facebook page noted that six out of 10 graduates in the university system in the spring of 2011 were women. The post went on to say that all but three of the systems 23 campuses have more female than male students.

The fact that many women have more freedom to attend college and earn a degree because they are no longer the primary person running the household may at least partially explain the rise in female students, suggested CSUN alumna Brenda Morales, 25, who earned her degree in sociology.

The 356 acre Northridge campus was ranked number 81 in the 2012 edition of Best colleges in Regional Universities in the western U.S, according to U.S. News ans World Report. CSUN was founded in 1958.