“Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.”
-Commager, Henry S.
Our society continues to stress emphasis on post secondary education in today’s world, with women leading the race. Woman’s enrollment continues to grow more rapidly than men, in today’s quest for continued education. Much, of the population draws the same conclusion, preaching college education is an essential tool, over and over, to both younger and older minds in our lifetime.
The number of female and male students enrolled in both, campus based education and online education, have increased dramatically, in comparison to earlier years. During the fall 2007-08 year, college enrollment achieved an all time high of 18.0 million enrolled students. This number exceeding previous years, with expected growth through 2016. These projections are representing a 14 percent growth rate, in college student enrollment for the time period of 2007-2016.
Studies completed for academic school years of 1995-2005, depict females have grown at a more rapid growth rate than males. Concluding, during this time frame; male enrollment increased by 18 percent, while female enrollment increased by 33 percent. Suggesting, more women are enrolling in higher education studies to gain more academic ground within our society.
As woman’s continued education increases, so will the demand, for higher education degrees. Education and experience will always be the driving vehicles in obtaining higher paying jobs and careers.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Digest of Education Statistics, 2007 (NCES 2008-022), table 196, and Hussar, W. (forthcoming). Projections of Education Statistics to 2017 (NCES 2008-078), table 16, data from U.S. Department of Education, NCES, Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), “Fall Enrollment in Colleges and Universities” surveys, 1970–1985, and 1986–2006 Integrated Post secondary Education Data System, “Fall Enrollment Survey” (IPEDS-EF:86–99), and Spring 2001 through Spring 2007.