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This fall, I heard a question I had never encountered before in my work helping low-income women to graduate from college: “Is this job still necessary?” “

The question was raised in response to alarming reports of falling college enrollment rates among men during the pandemic, including a viral Wall Street Journal hasitem with a striking statistic: 19% more women than men were enrolled in university by the end of the 2020-21 academic year.

At the end of October, the National Student Clearinghouse reported whereas enrollment in the men’s college has continued to decline this school year; it has now fallen 9.3% in total since fall 2019, compared to a drop of 5.3% for women.