The Wall Street Journal has a very interesting look at the decreasing enrollment at 2 and 4 year colleges around the country. As it turns out, American men simply are not going to college at the same rate that they did before. The gender enrollment disparity has been noticed before but this is truly alarming stuff:
“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%, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of enrollment data from the National Student Clearinghouse, a nonprofit research group. U.S. colleges and universities had 1.5 million fewer students compared with five years ago, and men accounted for 71% of the decline, the Journal analysis found.
This education gap, which holds at both two- and four-year colleges, has been slowly widening for 40 years. The divergence increases at graduation: After six years of college, 65% of women in the U.S. who started a four-year university in 2012 received diplomas by 2018 compared with 59% of men during the same period, according to the U.S. Department of Education.
In the next few years, two women will earn a college degree for every man, if the trend continues, said Douglas Shapiro, executive director of the research center at the National Student Clearinghouse.”
Some colleges are even trying to address the discrepancy by offering more slots to men, in an effort to help the discrepancy dissipate. According to the Wall Street Journal, this is one of the dirty little secrets that academics do not want us to know. Essentially, colleges are being forced to engage in Affirmative Action enrollments but for men.
The craziest part of all is that white men are now ranking at the bottom of many of these enrollment charts, no matter the income level. The chart may be hard to understand but we are here to help. Long story short, Asian men and women are currently outperforming everyone at every income level.
Even Asian men with lower means of income are doing just as well as those who have a higher level of income. Clearly, there is something bigger at play here. White people have to make certain adjustments so they can catch up with Asian men and women again. So why are so many young men falling so far behind?
As with most things of this nature, there is not a simple explanation. These things tend to be very nuanced in nature and it is important to remember that. For starters, the pandemic has to be considered here. This has caused a number of people to reassess their schooling. There are a lot of men who are now unsure about their career path, understandably so.
Part of the issue might be easier to understand, though. Men are feeling boxed out at these universities and they do not have the ability to feel comfortable anymore. From the looks of it, these schools have decided that white men are not a group that requires assistance. The numbers do not support this mindset but this is how they think.
We are not sure what can be done about this in the meantime. The future is becoming worrisome, especially for parents who want to ensure the best possible education for their children. That’s why so many people are worried about the advancement of critical race theory in the classroom. It’s not the time to be doing all of this but that has not stopped the liberals from charging ahead.
Yes, it is great to tell white people to check their privilege. It is not great when white people are now being actively discouraged from attending college because they do not fit the profile of who “deserves” to be enrolled, according to the liberals. It’s a slippery slope that we are heading down and we do not want to see what the bottom ends up looking like.