Enrollment Decline Has Colleges Running Scared
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  • Pete

    Don’t sweat it, Mr. Mead.

    The colleges will just continue to lower their standards under the flag of increased diversity and all will be well. That is sad but true.

  • AnnSaltzafrazz

    Another factor is men choosing not to go to college.

    Male enrollment 2011 = 9,123,000
    Male enrollment 2012 = 8,602,000
    Change = -521,000 / -5.7%

    Female enrollment 2011 = 11,256,000
    Female enrollment 2012 = 11,327,000
    Change = +71,000 / +0.6%

    (links for data from this page: http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/education/cb13-153.html )

    A decline of over 5% of male enrollment should set off alarm bells, and would if the genders were reversed. The stories of schools treating men like predators abound, with men treated as guilty and needing to prove their innocence instead of the other way around. Perhaps men are getting the message that college is enemy territory and not for them.

    Colleges should wake up and not turn away this cohort with their discriminatory anti-male policies.

  • OldmanRick

    Wow, does that mean some schools of academia may have to lay off some highly paid administrators and become more competitive to win those education bucks?

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