Women and advanced degrees in the UW System

In 2010, women earned 55 percent of the 24,766 bachelor’s degrees conferred by the University of Wisconsin System (UWS). In addition, UWS granted 7,145 advanced degrees in 2010. What percentage of the 7,145 advanced degrees did women receive? A. 32% B. 46% C. 57% D. 65%

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Thank goodness they took after their Mom

This weekend, both of my daughters graduate from UW-Madison. On this special occasion I celebrate their success and reflect back at how times have changed since I attended UW-Madison. First, I could never get into UW-Madison today with the grades I had in high school, but that’s another story. Secondly, the summer before I started […]

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The “Brain Drain”?

The U.S. Census American Community Survey (ACS) provides an indicator of how well states retain college graduates. According to the 2009 ACS, 41.8 percent of the college graduates age 25 years and older live in the state where they were born. Similar data for Minnesota and Illinois reveals that 53 percent of the college graduates […]

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