Black Women Now the Most Educated Group in US

African-American women at Morgan State University in Baltimore during a graduation ceremony in 1960  Afro American Newspapers/Gado/Getty Images

African-American women at Morgan State University in Baltimore during a graduation ceremony in 1960
Afro American Newspapers/Gado/Getty Images

Good news, bad news.

A new report confirms that black women are now the most educated group in the United States. But we still have a long way to go for pay equity.

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, between 2009 and 2010, black women earned 68 percent of all associate degrees awarded to black students, as well as 66 percent of bachelor’s degrees, 71 percent of master’s degrees and 65 percent of all doctorates awarded to black students . . .

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