Men WomenMen are better educated than women overall, but that statistic is poised for change. According to the Census Bureau’s report on Educational Attainment, released today, younger women are better educated than men — a gap that is extending into graduate and law schools. Richard Fry, a senior research associate at the Pew Research Center, notes that among 25-to-29 year-olds, 8% of women have an advanced degree compared to 5% of the men. Among 30-to-34 year-olds, 11% of women have an advanced degree in comparison to 9% of the guys.

The country is also attracting better-educated women from abroad. Among recent immigrant arrivals of all ages, 33% of women finished college and 70% have a high school diploma. Among men: 29% have a college degree and 62% have a diploma. “It used to be the case that when one examined the new arrivals to the U.S., the men were much better educated than the women. That has really turned,” says Mr. Fry. –Conor Dougherty