The College Degree gap….

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Women earn the majority at all levels of college degrees.

For all four degree levels and for all four race/ethnicity groups, women earn a majority of college degrees.

Overall, women earn 59% of all college degrees, which also means that 142 women received a college degree at some level for every 100 men and the gap is growing.

When there were gender imbalances in college sports favoring men it was addressed with federal legislation – Title IX legislation.

When there are perceived gender wage gaps, it’s addressed with federal legislation and executive orders.

Where’s the concern today about the growing academic gender disparities in higher education favoring women?

The concern about gender balances remains very selective.

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Taking one day at a time, and enjoying life in the heart of Dixie. People create their own questions because they are afraid to look straight. All you have to do is look straight and see the road, and when you see it, don’t sit looking at it – walk. There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil.
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6 Responses to The College Degree gap….

  1. InternSherry says:

    Do you think women really have favoritism in higher education or could it possibly be that women seek out degrees in higher rates in order to compete with gender challenges in the workforce?

    • jeb610 says:

      I think there are numerous reasons for the “gap” and certainly your example maybe one of the many reasons.

      Whether the reasons are partially due to your example…or the lack of any sustained effort to narrow the gap by encouraging/recruiting men to attend college, the lack of incentives for men to attend with little or no encouragement for men to attend college etc….the gap remains and is growing.

      The issue I raise is not why it is occurring, but why there is any little or no effort to reverse this phenomena and what can be done to reverse this trend.

      Thanks for your thoughts on the topic.

  2. Barneysday says:

    The first question to be asked is why? What’s the reason behind it?

  3. noir33 says:

    another question to ask….what kind of degrees are being earned?

  4. viefinale says:

    Very interesting!

    The more that I think about it, I don’t recall encountering many student organizations for camaraderie among male degree seeking students as compared to numerous such opportunities for women. Perhaps our attempts to create gender equality in the education went above an beyond what was necessary and now we are left without lasting support for men.

    • jeb610 says:

      Glad you found this interesting.

      Yes, I also see lots of efforts by organizations providing resources and assistance for women to meet their educational goals with little if any resources for men.

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