Sunday, August 30, 2009


In the article “Quiet gender gap hits collegiate balance” from The Post Editorials explains the gap between males and females in college. It also explains how girls are more likely to graduate and get better grades than men. This article states “… in the fall of 2001, 45.4 percent of the students enrolled in public colleges in Colorado were males. By 2005 the proportion declined to 44.4 percent…” This is leading to girls with better grades getting declined to colleges and men with worse grades getting accepted just to keep the amount of males up. But it’s easy to see that it started in elementary school and not college. In a study, about 50 percent of males will be more likely to have to repeat a grade in elementary than females according to U.S. Department of Education. Men are also one third more likely to drop out of high school and twice as likely to have a learning disability. Only 65 percent of male students are graduating while 72 percent of female students are graduating. Overall in this article the gap between women and men in college is rapidly growing over the years.
In the article "Women raise the bar at colleges" by Tamar Lewins, it explains how women are more likely to graduate than men because women party less, get better grades, and are the majority in colleges. Socializing has a big effect on students and their grades. Socializing equals less studying which equals bad grades. This is one reason why more women graduate compared to men. Because of less socializing, women also get better grades. Good grades are a key to graduating and getting a high-quality and well paying job. It’s also what all colleges look at to decide if you will be accepted to attend their college. Since women are more likely to get better grades than men, they are the majority in colleges. Only 42% of men make up the nation’s college students. Because women party less, get better grades, and are the majority in colleges, they are more likely to graduate than men.

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