Comes now the data that suggests women are more likely to attend college — thereby becoming better educated — than men. Can this be true?
No way, Big Red Car.
Fine, dear reader, let me show you a graph:
This graph was created in 2016 and the current numbers — 2021 — are even worse (markedly different, I suppose). Today, 60% of college students are women and 40% are men.
Back in 1970 (when I was a sophomore in college), it was exactly the opposite — 60% men, 40% women.
How many college students are there, Big Red Car?
Good question, let me show you a couple of graphs.
This first graph shows the percentage of the US population that is in college — from 3.46% in 1970 to a fairly steady 6.1% in 2018. Remember the US population has increased dramatically in that time period.
What kind of schools, Big Red Car?
Here is where they are in school — 4-year public, 2-year public, 4-year private, and 2-year private.
Bottom line it, Big Red Car
OK, dear reader, this trend is very pronounced over a 50 year period. More women are enrolling in and attending college than men.
This long term trend will have a meaningful impact on the United States.
But, what the Hell do I really know anyway? I’m just a Big Red Car. A great week awaits you, seize it.