Female college presidents rare – and often underpaid

Madison Rexroat

Despite the statistic that women are more likely to earn bachelor’s degrees than men, a relatively small number of women are actually leaders of colleges.

According to a report in 2011 by the American Council on Education, only about 25 percent of college presidents are female, and looking at a more recent review by the Eos Foundation in Massachusetts, that number hasn’t changed much. 

Although that statistic has risen from 10 percent in the 1980s, there is still a problem with outdated perceptions of what a leader should be. Even when women are in leadership positions at an institution, they still earn about 80 cents per every dollar earned by men.

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