Wall Street Journal on Male Higher Ed Enrollment Gap

The number of men enrolled at two- and four-year colleges has fallen behind women by record levels, in a widening education gap across the U.S.

Repost from the Wall Street Journal (Douglas Belkin)

Some highlights:

Men are abandoning higher education in such numbers that they now trail female college students by record levels

At the close of the 2020-21 academic year, women made up 59.5% of college students, an all-time high, and men 40.5%.  Graduation rates are slightly more unequal as well.

The pattern persist across socioeconomic and ethnic groups

The pandemic accelerated the trend.  The decline in male enrollment during the 2020-21 academic year was highest at two-year community colleges, a higher ed sector particularly negatively affected by COVID enrollment declines.

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