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ERIC Number: ED528301
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
The Gender Gap at Connecticut Colleges and Universities. Facts
Connecticut Department of Higher Education (NJ1)
The disparity in the college enrollment and graduation of women and men is persistent and troubling but not unique to Connecticut. Across the country, women college students outnumber men by almost 2.6 million and they earn 1.4 times more degrees. A snapshot of gender across colleges in Connecticut reveals the following findings: (1) Men first became a minority of college students in the late 1970s; (2) The gap cannot be explained by demographics; (3) Men disappear at every point along the educational pipeline; (4) Little is known about what men are doing instead of going to college; and (5) The gap is not likely to disappear soon.
Connecticut Department of Higher Education. 61 Woodland Street 3rd Floor, Hartford, CT 06105. Tel: 860-947-1800; Fax: 860-947-1310; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Department of Higher Education
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut