There’s good news and bad news regarding gender balance on college campuses nationwide. The good: the gender gap is holding steady. That’s the feedback this week from the American Council on Education. According to their survey, “men have consistently represented about 43% of enrollments and earned 43% of bachelor’s degrees since 2000”. The bad news: Hispanic men represent only 9% of those graduating. Educators and administrators should take notice since the Hispanic population represents the projected highest growing segment in the U.S. The overall male/female discrepancy has led the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights to determine if college-bound women are facing discrimination as admissions offices struggle to address the lopsided numbers. Read more at: http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2010-01-26-genderequity26_ST_N.htm and http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2009-12-21-colleges-discrimination_N.htm

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