No, the boys are not doing just fine

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: “Is there a crisis in male college-going? Or, as Carine M. Feyten argues in a recent Chronicle opinion, is it the case that ‘The Boys Are Doing Just Fine’? … Feyten is correct that the main reason for the gap in college enrollment and degree attainment is the extraordinary rise in both the absolute numbers and share of women, though it is important to note the dramatic fall in male college enrollment during the Covid-19 pandemic. Even before the pandemic, there was a large gender gap in college enrollment. But just as troubling are the differences in the chances of completing a degree, especially in a timely manner. The four-year graduation rate among women is 10 percentage points higher than for men.”

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