The Wall Street Journal recently highlighted the shifting gender ratios on U.S. college campuses, where women now account for 59.5 percent of students. Experts say the decline in men’s community college enrollment is especially concerning.
Women in academia were contending with gender and racial inequities well before the COVID-19 pandemic, but the research disruptions, child care demands, and overall strain of recent months have taken an especially large toll.
New research from Georgetown professor NaLette Brodnax shows how a low-cost nudge can help women in their first year of college understand how STEM courses align with their interests.
Approximately 1.7 million single mothers are attending U.S. colleges and universities, but just 8 percent of them will graduate within six years. A few key actions could make a big difference, experts say.
The Trump administration has drafted a change to Title IX that would end federal recognition of transgender identity and remove protections for transgender students.
Exploring the emergence of cabinet-level positions explicitly dedicated to “inclusive excellence,” The Chronicle of Higher Education says the term signals a broader mandate to ensure the success of diverse students, faculty, and staff.
Women carry a larger debt burden than men and take longer to repay it, according to an analysis released by the American Association of University Women.
Concerned that students tend to segregate by race, geography, or social class when selecting a roommate, Duke University and some other institutions are changing their roommate-assignment policies.