Women now account for about half the enrollment in professional programs such as law, medicine and optometry, up from 22 percent a generation ago.
. . . In business, by far the most popular degree field among undergraduates, women earn slightly more than half of all bachelor degrees; it was one-third in 1980.
Women who work full-time earn about 76 percent as much as men, according to the report. I’m not sure if that’s comparing apples to apples: Generally, wages start out the same right after college but diverge in the child-rearing years as men focus on earning more to support a family and women focus on raising children. Childless women continue to earn about the same as childless men.