I have heard that women enroll in college at a higher rate than men. I have also heard that women outperform men in college. Women graduate at a higher rate and have higher gpas.
I came across the following information about a particular university.
average gpa for women was .16 higher than the average gpa for men.
graduation rate for women was 9% higher than the graduation rate for men.
I wondered whether this was due to the concentration of men in technical subjects like engineering and comp sci which typically have lower gpa and grad rates.
in engineering, the gpa for women was .11 higher
in comp sci, the gpa for women was .14 higher
in engineering, the grad rate for women was 14% higher
in comp sci, the grad rate for women was also 14% higher
The above is true despite higher SAT scores for men.
Is this typical? Are there colleges where men do as well as women? Why are men lagging? What is wrong with the guys? What happens to them when they get to college?
My hunch is that men have more problems with drinking and drugs.
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