Here's Why Young American Males Don't Want a College Education

By Mike Fishmore | May 11, 2024

Decline in the enrollment

A recent study has highlighted a concerning trend where a significant number of men are opting out of college, resulting in a noticeable gap between the educational attainment of men and women. 

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The Pew Research Center revealed a decline in the enrollment of male Hispanic high school graduates in four-year colleges, dropping from 42% in 2011 to 33% in 2022.

Planning skills

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Similarly, there was a substantial decrease in the attendance of white males, with 49% attending college in 2011. The reasons behind this widening gap extend beyond post-high school decisions made by men and women. Some studies suggest that this trend may be influenced by factors such as better behavior and planning skills among girls.