We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
So we're producing an excess of sociology and art history majors, what else is new...not to disparage the women in serious fields. The BS or BA on its own as an indication of one's ability to think has been on the wane for over 30 years. Seems to me that our young men are getting less of a miseducation than our young ladies.
I have three sons, the oldest just graduated college and the youngest starts this fall, so I've been on umpteen campus tours in the past five years. It's obvious to anyone walking around a college campus that at least 60% of the students are females. Sometimes it seems more like 75%. My very unofficial research on this uncovered something encouraging rather than discouraging to this dear old dad-- lots of males have figured out that many technical jobs require training that can be obtained with a good two year program at a tech school. So, while their high school chums are geting ready for junior year at the "U" they're already working on computers, or installing HVAC systems etc. and making good money in the bargain. I'm not against men getting a four year degree-- heck I'm paying for 3 of them-- I just think the rise in good tech training is the main factor in this. There are other reasons though which become evident when you break it out by race/ ethnicity.
If a college education were still important, men would outnumber women in the student population. Historically, as an institution wanes in its importance for access to power or a well-to-do life men leave it and women rush in.