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.