Men are earning a smaller share of the bachelor's degrees awarded in Kentucky, as reported in Mortenson Seminar on Postsecondary Education's December 2008 newsletter.
Men earned only 41.3% of all bachelor's degrees awarded here in 2007, putting Kentucky 35th of the 50 states in male share of degrees. Only in Utah did men earn more than half of the degrees.
That male rate is down 2.5% from 1997. Eleven states had greater decreases in male share than Kentucky, and only four (Utah, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Nebraska) showed an increased male share.
That doesn't mean fewer men earning degrees, because the total degrees have gone up substantially over the last decade. Both sexes are earning more degrees, but women are moving up faster.