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Women Get More Value Out Of College Than Men Do: Survey

08/18/2011 05:08 pm ET | Updated Oct 18, 2011

Women are more likely to report that their college education served them well, a new report from the Pew Research Center reveals.

As the report states:

Half of all women who have graduated from a four-year college give the U.S. higher education system excellent or good marks for the value it provides given the money spent by students and their families; only 37% of male graduates agree.

Similarly, 77 percent of respondents said a college degree was necessary for a woman to "get ahead in life." Sixty-eight percent said the same was true for men.

Women are also more likely to say that college helped them grow "intellectually and personally."

According to Reuters, 36 percent of women between the ages of 25 and 29 obtained a bachelor's degree as of 2010. Twenty-eight precent of men accomplished the same.

Pew surveyed more than 2,000 people for the report. See it in full here.

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