Opinion | Colleges don't marginalize, discriminate against men

Men don t go to college Share on Facebook Click me! Share on Twitter Click me! I went to college because high school ended, and that was what people like me did. At 18, I moved out of my parents' house in the country and into a dilapidated three-story Boston duplex shared by an opera singer from San Francisco, a classical guitarist from Florida, art students, writers, and a colony of mice. Duke smiled at me that night. I grinned back. We shuffled through the snow-lined streets, sat cross-legged on his old Superman sheets, and smoked pot out his window until he worked up the nerve to kiss me.


That women have grown more likely to graduate from college in the past few decades seems natural. We have access to a far wider range of careers than our great-grandmothers did, and the economy favors the well-educated now more than ever. Why do women increasingly outnumber men on college campuses? Source. National Center for Education Statistics. In a new article in Family Relations, William Doherty, Brian Willoughby, and Jason Wilde provide evidence for a thesis not many have considered. Changes in family structure have contributed to the growing gender gap in college enrollment. Growing up with stably married parents makes children of both sexes more likely to succeed at school, even controlling for socioeconomic status, but the absence of a father seems to hurt boys more than it does girls.

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Men held the top teaching positions, dominated academic thought, and made up the largest portion of the student body. Women were long the minority, but as society changed, colleges changed, too, and now college campuses are just as welcoming to women as their male counterparts.

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