College Gender Gap: Men Falling Farther Behind Women in Higher Education

College Gender Gap: Men Falling Farther Behind Women in Higher Education

Male students are abandoning the pursuit of higher education in such numbers that they are now trailing behind female college students by record levels, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. At the end of the 2020-21 academic year, women made up 59.5 percent of college students, while men made up 40.5 percent, according to enrollment data from the National Student Clearinghouse.

Moreover, colleges do not want to tackle the issue out of fear that they will be attacked over gender politics, enrollment consultant Jennifer Delahunty told the Wall Street Journal.

The view on college campuses is that “men make more money, men hold higher positions, why should we give them a little shove from high school to college?” Delahunty added.

Alana Mastrangelo