A Generation of American Men Give Up on College: ‘I Just Feel Lost’

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.

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Hasnain says:

The data here is quite staggering. I do wonder what’s going on causation wise. It’s confusing to me because right after the below paragraph is a datapoint that white men (and men in general) of a certain income bracket tend to have less college attendance than women anyway.

“The college gender gap cuts across race, geography and economic background. For the most part, white men—once the predominant group on American campuses—no longer hold a statistical edge in enrollment rates, said Mr. Mortenson, of the Pell Institute. Enrollment rates for poor and working-class white men are lower than those of young Black, Latino and Asian men from the same economic backgrounds, according to an analysis of census data by the Pell Institute for the Journal.”

Posted on 2021-09-07T03:29:46+0000