Men fall behind women in postsecondary enrolment: Editorial

September 10, 2021
A recent US study found that men have fallen behind women in postsecondary enrolment numbers by “record levels,” writes Maria Carrasco. Carrasco reports that men only made up 40.5% of students in 2020/21 and similarly had lower application rates than their women counterparts. Data also showed that white men from poor or working-class backgrounds enrolled at lower rates than Black, Latino, or Asian men from the same backgrounds. The Wall Street Journal reports the enrolment gap has been getting progressively worse in the last 40 years, and that if the trend continues, women will out-graduate men two-to-one in the next few years. Wall Street Journal (Paywall) | Inside Higher Ed (Editorial)