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Women's History Month

March 1, 2014

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Profile America — Saturday, March 1st. This is Women's History Month — a time to recognize the often overlooked vision, courage, and accomplishments of the nation's women. One example is Clara Barton, who ministered to wounded soldiers in the Civil War, and went on to found the American Red Cross. Another is Grace Hopper, a long-serving naval officer who was a pioneer in computer programming. In recent years, women have excelled in educational attainment. In 1960, men received two-thirds of all college degrees. Today, almost 57 percent of all college students are women. Nearly 23 million women hold bachelor's degrees, while the figure for men is 20.5 million. Women also lead in master's degrees with 9 million having that distinction. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at <www.census.gov>.

Sources:
http://www.redcross.org/about-us/history/clara-barton

http://www.cs.yale.edu/homes/tap/Files/hopper-story.html

http://www.census.gov/hhes/socdemo/education/data/cps/2012/tables.html "All races" table


Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Public Information Office | Last Revised: February 21, 2014