If a college degree is the path to a middle-class life, young women are better prepared than young men to take advantage of it. A new report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that at age 27, women are considerably more likely than men to hold a bachelor’s degree, with nearly one third of all women holding such degrees versus only 24 percent of men. And it’s not just that men are dropping out in greater numbers—women were also more likely to have spent some time in college than their male counterparts.The college gender gap has existed for decades, and has shown no signs of disappearing anytime soon. Still, it’s noteworthy that reports like this usually meet with nothing but radio silence from the mainstream media. If the statistics went in the other direction, and men were outstripping women in college achievement, the screaming would be intense, with activists and pundits decrying the injustice and calling for programs to close the gap. Instead, it’s treated as a simple data point and allowed to pass mostly without comment.Along with the spread of parallel legal systems that discriminate against men on college campuses, studies like this suggest that it’s worth asking whether there may be some hostility to males in the academic-industrial complex.