Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Boston:166 Women Per 100 Men in 4-Year Colleges

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY -- New findings by Northeastern’s Center for Labor Market Studies show that while more city high school graduates are enrolling in two- and four-year colleges, females are outpacing males in the successful completion of high school and enrollment in college.

The research paper, prepared by the Center’s director Andrew Sum found that while college attendance overall was increasing—78% of the city’s 3,300 high school 2007 grads enrolled in college, up 9% over the class of 2000—the gender gap is also widening.

While both male and females enrolled in college at high rates, there were many more women attending college than men—153 women per 100 men—and among four-year college students, the gender gap was even larger, with 166 women per 100 men, according to the study (see chart above).

MP: Note that the gender gap is especially large for blacks (191 females per 100 men in four-year college) and Hispanics (175 women per 100 men).


At 7/29/2009 2:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Note that when the media write about this, they always say that it means college women won't be able to find mates. Everything is always and only about women.

1) It presumes that women have a god-given right to marry up.
2) Even when women are at a huge advantage relative to men, there's always something more to complain about. Women are always victims.

At 7/29/2009 4:35 PM, Blogger QT said...


I think you got the wrong handle on this one. Only saw one comment regarding the greater likelihood of college educated men to marry, stay married and live in the home of their children. No where did I find any comment about college women not being able to find a mate in the study.

This is a very comprehensive study documenting a problem seen across different cultural groups and making recommendations for public policy approaches. Quite interesting stuff.

Before you trash it, you might want to take a closer look.

At 7/29/2009 5:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wasn't referring to the study, I was referring to the general media slant when they report on gender balance in college.

At 7/29/2009 5:20 PM, Blogger 1 said...

I see one very major drawback if I were paying the tuition, the boy who statistically stands a good chance at getting 'lucky' at college still has to go to schools excessivly populated by liberal moonbats, many in power positions...

From the link: “The large and growing gender gap in four-year college enrollments reflects a variety of difference in the school behavior and educational performance of men and women,” Sum said in the report.

I dare anyone to find a, 'MENS' Studies Courses' on anyone of those campuses...

At 7/29/2009 5:46 PM, Anonymous Dr. T said...

Since women, on average, are no smarter than men, other explanations than IQ are needed for this astounding reversal in college attendance numbers. Two generations ago, when only 20% of HS grads went to college, most of the attendees were men. Now, when almost 70% of HS grads go to college, the majority are women. What has changed?

Public schools started favoring girls over boys starting in the 1960s. They did this by making learning more passive, classrooms more sedate, recess less free and less active, and learning more verbal and less hands-on. That didn't deter enough boys, so the educators and their pediatrician collaborators widened the definitions of the attention deficit disorders and put over 15% of grade school boys on Ritalin or similar drugs. 'Success' was achieved: boys are far more likely to hate school than girls, boys drop out at far higher rates than girls, and boys are less likely to voluntarily undergo four more years of educational drudgery at a college or university.

Our new society: women working in government or health care jobs (soon to become the same thing) being the heads-of-households while married to or living with men who have only intermittent employment in construction or other manual jobs. Since we're becoming a full-blown nanny state, we can become a matriarchy, too. And, a la Randian, once women become the major breadwinners, they'll claim that they are victims who are forced to slave away at work while their men watch ESPN and drink beer. (Any man who makes a similar claim is labeled a male chauvinist, but that won't happen to the women whiners.)

At 7/29/2009 8:14 PM, Blogger OBloodyHell said...

> documenting a problem seen across different cultural groups and making recommendations for public policy approaches. Quite interesting stuff.

Uh, QT -- if the genders were reversed, what would be the obviously suggested policy?

I believe the operative term is "F***in' DUH!".

There will be no substantial effort to increase male enrollment, to increase funding for males to go to college, to recruit more males to college.

Men don't matter.

Sexism is ok, as long as it favors women -- just as racism is ok, as long as it disfavors whites.

At 7/29/2009 8:17 PM, Blogger OBloodyHell said...

> I dare anyone to find a, 'MENS' Studies Courses' on anyone of those campuses...

Why, don't you KNOW that ALL courses except women's study courses are inherently men's study courses, being all about the white male heirarchy's worldview?

Clearly, you are going to have to be at the forefront when they open the "re-education" camps...

At 7/29/2009 8:33 PM, Blogger QT said...


Have to agree there are some commentators who seem to spin every issue into a women's issue.

Dr T,

Before you get your knickers in a twist, consider the major. Men still dominate engineering, business, and the sciences while women are still taking english, sociology, psy...and art.

Not to make light of the issue. The drop in male enrolement is a major concern because the U.S. has to compete with the globe.

At 7/30/2009 10:35 AM, Blogger 1 said...

"Clearly, you are going to have to be at the forefront when they open the "re-education" camps..."...

Ahhh OBH, thanks because right now I'm desperately need of a chuckle...

Good cooment amigo...

Court Rejects Men’s Studies Lawsuit

'Mr. Den Hollander, who had claimed that offering a course of study about one gender violated Title IX and the Constitution, assailed the judge as a feminist and said, “The only thing frivolous and absurd is men looking for justice in the courts of America.”

“When it comes to men’s rights, judges act with an arrogance of power, ignorance of the law, and fear of the feminists,” he said.


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