Women graduates dominate in all fields in Ohio, except two.
Minority students are more likely to succeed at an independent college.
In both the public and independent 4-year sectors, the undergraduate student body in Ohio is less female and more male than the nation's as a whole.
Full-time students nationally spend more time on sports and lesiure each weekday than they do with their studies, and there is a significant gender gap.
As of last year, men above age 50 were better educated, and women below age 50.
The better educated a child's parents are (especially a boy's) the more likely the child is to be positive about his or her education.
Over the 25 academic years ending in 2019-20, the gap between women and men in bachelor's degrees awarded in the US will have nearly tripled.
Young women not only are more likely to have finished their bachelor's degrees, but to have continued to master's and higher degrees.
As larger numbers of younger women enter and complete graduate school, their overall share of those with advanced degrees have rapidly increased.
Women have been a sizeable majority of the bachelor's degree recipients in Ohio for two decades, but graduating classes of men are now 18 percent larger than they were in 2001-02, increasing their share of the awards.
Over the long term, women have earned a growing share of bachelor's degrees in the "STEM" - science, technology, engineering, and mathematics - fields. However, the growth has been unevenly distributed among the STEM disciples.
The "better half" is now the better-educated half of US married couples.
Ohio's campuses, public and private, have opportunity to reach out even further than they already do to reach racial minorities.
As women are increasingly dominating higher education enrollments -- in 2007, they constituted 55 percent of undergraduates at public and independent campuses nationwide -- they also graduate faster.
Ohio's independent colleges serve many different types of students, but but more than 2/3 are Ohio residents, or undergraduates, or attend full-time.