But two-year colleges have seen slight increase
The number of young men enrolled in college has dropped by 1 million since it peaked in 2011, according to Pew Research Center’s analysis of the latest enrollment data.
The Pew Research center released data that reveals an eight percent drop in 18-to-24-year-olds enrolled in college between 2011-22. While the drop in male enrollment was most sharply seen in white males, the decline is present in both black and Hispanic men as well. In contrast, there are 200,000 fewer female college enrollees.
Pew declined to answer questions from The College Fix about what might be contributing to the drop in enrollment and what those young men are doing instead of college.