I think its a cause for concern, but not really a cause for alarm, at least not yet. Here's why:
- Men are still over-represented in the hard sciences, the fields that are actually useful and where real work continues to get done. These are the B.S. fields. Men dominate these degrees. Women, on the other hand, dominate the less useful to totally useless B.A. fields. According to the NCES: females graduate with less than 50 percent of degrees in only five areas: agricultural and natural resources (45%), computer information sciences (28%), math (48%), engineering (20%), and physical sciences (41%). Business management is evenly split.
- Men have more sufficiently well-paying blue-collar job opportunities available to them. Women gravitate to more pink collar jobs where there is more the need for a college credential, even if it is a only a B.A. credential.