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Colorado State University says it has closed professor pay gap

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Posted at 2:53 PM, Dec 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-01 16:53:40-05

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado State University administrators say they’ve closed a pay gap among the school’s professors after prior studies showed women and minorities were being paid less than their counterparts.

The Fort Collins Coloradoan reports a new study shows there is not a statistically significant gap based on the gender or minority status of professors.

After a 2015 analysis found gaps between male and female professors, the university gave raises to many women. A 2017 report showed the problem had persisted but was improving for women, while minorities saw a widening gap.

Colorado State Provost Rick Miranda says he’s pleased with the new findings but continued vigilance is needed to make sure pay gaps don’t reappear.