Denver University Pushes Female-Only Programs As Male Enrollment Plummets


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Grace Carr Reporter

The University of Denver (DU) is seeing male enrollment drop continuously, but rather than revitalize programs that cater to men, the university is expanding its female-only programs.

The university’s arm in charge of operating women’s programs plans to expand “continuing education, credit and non-credit bearing courses, co-curricular experiences, and other programming for women,” Campus Reform reports. Where Colorado Women’s College (CWC) formerly existed as an additional branch to the university’s programs during a time when women were largely excluded from higher education, the program now remains active by seeking to expand programs designed solely for women.

“Rather than granting Bachelor’s degrees in an all-women setting, we are going to support the work and advancement of all DU women (cis and trans-women) in all of the disciplines they are pursuing, as well as women regionally,” in order to “accelerate and amplify the impact women have in our community and world,” the university writes in a CWC job posting. “The world wants more for and from women and we are answering that call,” the post continues.

The Colorado university’s 2013 graduation class boasted 57 percent female representation where only 43 percent of the graduating class was male, Campus Reform reports.

Women are outperforming men in school by a large margin, The New York Times reported. Not only are women getting far better grades than their male classmates, but they are also more likely to graduate with a degree than their male peers. Ten women graduate for every eight men who do, the National Center for Education Statistics reported. (RELATED:Another College Faces Federal Investigation For Discriminating Against Men)

Where most colleges used to be male-dominated, men made up 44 percent of all college students in the U.S. in 2017, according to Department of Education data.

TalentWorks, a site specializing in matching applicants to jobs, reported in January women are 48 percent more likely to get hired than men after analyzing over 4,000 job applications. (RELATED: Venus Williams Shuts Down Feminists, Says Women Have More Opportunities Than Ever Before)

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