Colleyville, Texas Dec. 4, 2018
A study from BusinessStudent.com found that female graduates make more than males in only 3 of the nation’s top 117 colleges and they earn 19% less on average after six years in the workplace.
Rice University had the nation’s 4th largest disparity with women earning 35.5% less; Texas A&M had the 18th largest disparity in the country with women earning 25.6% less; at TCU female grads earned 19.5% less; and at University of Texas the gender wage gap was 15.8%.
The Businessstudent.com study used Department of Education data from the top 117 schools from the U.S. News & World Report’s college rankings.
Here are a few facts from the study:
- The average male is earning $59K, while the average female is earning 19% less at $48K.
- Female grads made more than males at only three colleges: Yale, Stevens Institute of Technology and Clark University.
- 97.5% of schools show male graduates earn more than female.
Unless there is a societal course correction, these staggering statistics may negatively impact women in the workplace for the rest of their lives.