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Affirmative action for male students is new ‘dirty little secret’: US colleges ‘worried’ | Daily Mail Online

Posted by M. C. on September 8, 2021

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9966167/Affirmative-action-male-students-new-dirty-little-secret-colleges-worried.html

By Rachel Sharp For Dailymail.com and Lauren Lewis For Mailonline

Affirmative action for male students is new ‘dirty little secret’: US colleges ‘worried’ as men abandon courses in record numbers – but are afraid to speak out amid glare of gender politics

  • Data from National Student Clearinghouse reveals female students accounted for 59.5% of all college enrollments in spring 2021, compared to 40.5% men
  • The gap is widening, with 400,000 fewer male students enrolling in 2021 than 2020, versus 200,000 fewer female students
  • Some admissions experts are voicing concerns about the long-term impact
  • Colleges and schools afraid to ask for male student funding over gender politics 
  • Jennifer Delahunty, a college enrollment consultant, said efforts to redress the balance has become ‘higher education’s dirty little secret’ 

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