NYU professor says fewer men in college will lead to 'mating crisis' with the US producing many 'lone and broke' men

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Fewer men than women are attending college which is leading towards a "mating crisis," New York University professor Scott Galloway told CNN on Saturday.

Women made up 59.5% of college students at the end of the 2020-2021 school year, an all-time high, the Wall Street Journal reported earlier this month. That's in comparison to 40.5% of men enrolled in college.

Data from the National Center for Education Statistics found that in 1970, men made up close to 59% of those enrolled in college, compared to around 41% of women who were enrolled.

Additionally, the Journal reported that in the next few years the education gap will widen so that for every one man that earns a college degree, two women would have earned one.

Galloway told CNN that the problem is much bigger than just the current numbers because men drop out at greater rates than women.

"College is becoming the domain of women and not men," he said.

The issue he said is being driven by the rising cost of college without much change to the quality of going to college. Elite universities he said are focused on giving a luxury experience and not expanding enrollment.

Additionally, he said, college-aged men, have more options beyond college at that age than women.

"You can walk onto a construction site in Florida, you can turn on an app, cop, firemen, trade job which at the age of 18 if you can make $100 to $200 a day that feels like real cabbage," he said.

But Galloway warned that beyond the classroom, the gap is causing an "existential threat to society," and that we are creating a "dangerous cohort."

"We have mating inequality in the country," he said, adding that women with college degrees don't want to partner with men who don't hold a degree.

"The most dangerous person in the world is a broke and lone male and we are producing too many of them," he said.

He said the most "unstable violent societies in the world," all have one thing in common: "Young depressed men who aren't attaching to work, aren't attaching to school, and aren't attaching to relationships."

The Journal reported that there's no "reversal" insight for this gap. Women make up 49% of college-age people in the country, but in the 2021-2022 school year, there were 3,805,978 Common App college applications by women compared to just 2,815,810 by men.

In the fall of 2020, while the University of California Los Angeles expanded enrollment by 3,000 students, 90% of those spots were filled by women. That same semester, only 41% of those enrolled in UCLA were men, the Journal reported.

UCLA Vice Provost Youlonda Copeland-Morgan told the Journal men's applications are not more competitive but fewer men apply.

"Men are falling behind remarkably fast," Thomas Mortenson, a senior scholar at the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education, told the Journal.
 

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Ok, he wrote a article about a problem but where is the solution? This was predicate long time ago and now we're here.
 

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Basically, the stats are skewed because...........even though more women are attending college............most of them are leaving college with thousands of dollars in debt for useless degrees.


So a lot of men have started to figure out that the jobs they can get from college degrees aren't worth the money they pay when you consider how much debt they'd incur.
 

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Meh, Times change. A college degree is not as strong as it once was. I would even say college has made some depressed. Leaving with a huge debt. Only to find out the jobs you want, only want people with experience. Not everyone is built for college.

Technology is advancing, it has opened new opportunities for many. Creating new types of jobs where a degree is not even needed.

The majority of people could care less if their partner has a college degree or not. Stupid people graduate from college everyday. So a piece a paper doesnt really define who you are.

I do agree with the "a depressed broke man Is a danger".
 

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This isn't really new news and I am yet to hear a solution to the problem. You also have to consider the other side of the coin where it's mainly women who rack up student loan debt pursuing useless degrees who then struggle to pay off that debt. If you're not pursuing something related to STEM, business and finance or law then you're just wasting your time.
 

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Ofcourse, cause going to college, getting a degree and collecting a massive debt along the way have been the recipe to financial prosperity for men - and women for that matter - in the US for the past 10/20 years now …
On the flipside, not having one and no way to get entry positions into various fields didn't help either.
 
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This isn't really new news and I am yet to hear a solution to the problem. You also have to consider the other side of the coin where it's mainly women who rack up student loan debt pursuing useless degrees who then struggle to pay off that debt. If you're not pursuing something related to STEM, business and finance or law then you're just wasting your time.
The bold isn't true at all. There's more to the world than those 4 areas. Hell half the reason we got so many dumbasses now is because people kept funneling into the same degrees and course work without ever considering anything else in life. It's why so many people drop out of law school and med school in their 1st year.
 

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If you're not an avid reader or someone that enjoys researching various aspects of society or culture... Please take your ass to college. In this period, it seems people lack basic respect and patience for anything they don't already care about. I come across too many adults that still believe most of what mainstream news tells them. So if you naturally do not have the patience and respect for yourself and others to research or try to share other's perspective, then college can teach you how to do that. Life can as well, but that does not seem to be as effective anymore at teaching common sense.