According to New York University professor Scott Galloway, the trend that sees fewer men than women attending college will lead to a ‘mating crisis’ in the US.
Namely, out of all the students that enrolled in college in the 2020-2021 school, year 59.5 percent were women, and only 40.5 percent were men.
In comparison, 59 percent of the students that enrolled in college in 1970 were men, while 41 percent of the students were women.
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the education gap will widen in the next few years, and for every one man that earns a college degree, two women would have earned one.
Professor Galloway told CNN that the problem widens when you consider that men drop out more than women.
To add to that, college-aged men have more options beyond college at that age when compared to women. For example, college-aged men can work at construction, or become a cop, a fireman, start trading, and many other jobs typically associated with men.
The professor also beleives, though, that the gap is causing an existential threat to society and we already have mating inequality in the country because women with college degrees don’t want to partner with men who don’t hold a degree.
“The most dangerous person in the world is a broke and lone male and we are producing too many of them. Young depressed men who aren’t attaching to work, aren’t attaching to school, and aren’t attaching to relationships.” – he further added, noting that the most unstable and violent societies have too many of those.