Thursday, October 30, 2008

Missing men

I noticed this article on "Inside Higher Ed":

Why More Colleges Want Jewish Students

And it struck me that it was likely tied into the dearth of men on campus. The article states 90% of Jewish families send their kids to college. My guess is that that is true for both boys and girls.

So, is recruiting more Jewish students a way of recruiting more male students, and perhaps more-successful male students? Ones more likely to actually get a degree?

I'd be interested in male graduation statistics broken down by religion. Do more male Jewish students complete college than their non-Jewish peers? If so, this could be one way colleges are addressing the missing-male problem.

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