The federal government gave up in its pursuit to rank each college in the nation but it did provide everyone with a large amount of data via the College Scorecard, producing earnings data for graduates of nearly each college in the United States.

The Upshot took a look at the data and discovered a startling gender gap, particularly for top universities. MIT had the largest gap as male graduates earned $58,100 more than female graduates 10 years after college while Penn had the fourth highest, behind only MIT, Stanford and Harvard.

10 years out of college, male Penn graduates earned over $40,000 more than female graduates. However, the Upshot did not break down the gender gap by major or by job, two factors which could help explain the difference.

For the full article and more, check out The Upshot.

Why do you think Penn has such a gender gap in earnings for graduates? What factors do you think go into it? Comment below.

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