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Report: Colleges Now Dominated by Women, Men Lagging Behind

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TOM CICCOTTA

Statistics on college enrollment in the United States reveals that far more women are earning college degrees than men.

According to a report from The College Fix, women are earning significantly more college degrees than men. Data published in 2016by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) highlighted a surprising trend in higher education. While almost half of American women between the ages of 18 and 24 were enrolled in an institution of higher learning, less than 40 percent of all males were also enrolled. A similar gender breakdown exists at the graduate level.

According to NCES data, 44 percent of all American women in 2016 between the ages of 18 and 24 were enrolled in degree-granting postsecondary institutions, compared to only 39 percent of all males in the same age group. That same year, 38.9 percent of all women between the ages of 25 and 34 had a bachelor’s or higher degree; only 31.1 percent of men could say the same.

This trend can be found at universities around the country. Take, for example, the University of Wisconsin, where 55 percent of all degrees are earned by women. At the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, women make up almost 70 percent of the student body.

Within the University of Wisconsin system, 55 percent of all degrees were earned by women in 2017. Of the 13 state campuses, women outnumber men on all but two (UW-Platteville and UW-Stout), often times by large margins. For instance, women make up an astounding 67 percent of students at UW-Green Bay, 61.6 percent of the students at UW-Superior, and 61.4 percent of all students at UW-River Falls.

The shift in the gender breakdown at institutions of higher education can in part be attributed to the increased need for trade and speciality jobs that are typically performed by men. These jobs often pay similar salaries to those taken by college graduates. They can be especially attractive because the jobs can be had without the debt that often taken on for a traditional four-year college degree.

Stay tuned to Breitbart News for more updates on this trend.

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