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Running Head: Need Assessment of Male College StudentsNeed Assessment of Male College StudentsHLTH 6212 Health Promotion ProgramsNAMES OF MEMBERSDr. Jan Warren-FindlowSeptember 26, 2018
Need Assessment of Male College StudentsDescription of Target PopulationAccording to the National Center for Education Statistics, approximately 1.1 million more women enrolled in college this year alone with a prediction that by 2026, more than 56 percent of college students nationwide will be women (National Center for Education Statistics, 2018). The proportions for male college students were much higher than female college students with males ranking 58% to 42% female during the 1970’s. However, the percentage of male to female started to slowly shift during the post-World War II era, when the demographic of collegewomen started to increase, and continued to increase as their participation in the labor force improved radically (Goldin, Katz & Kuziemko, 2018). Women were not just caretakers anymore.They were enrolling in universities, getting bachelors and associate degrees, and competing for jobs that were once held predominantly by males. Not only are male college students becoming the new minority on campuses, they also have the lowest graduation rate compared to women perthe Department of Education 2017 analytics. Research on the reasons for these differences in the male to female demographics on college campuses is miniscule to non-existent, however, some empirical evidence provided by the US Department of Education offers a possible explanation. Issues with males stemming as farback as kindergarten remain unresolved up to the point of attending university. For instance, boys are levied suspensions 42% more than girls between kindergarten and high school. Male students compose 67% of special education classrooms and are five times more likely to be diagnosed as hyperactive. Males are also 30% more likely to prematurely end their education dueto failing grades or dropping out on their own accord ("The Reverse Gender Gap - Theory to Practice | Lehigh University College of Education", 2018). According to “Where the Guys Are: Males in Higher Education” published by Stanford University, literacy scores for female 1
Need Assessment of Male College Studentsstudents’ trend significantly higher than their male counterparts as early as kindergarten. Males also tend to favor sports-related extracurriculars while females participate in activities that are more appealing to college admissions officers (Weaver-Hightower, 2018).Although male students are the new minority on campuses nationwide, the trend is quite the opposite for male students on the University of North Carolina, Charlotte campus. Based on the data generated by the University over the last 10 years, the university went from predominantly female to predominantly male students. In 2008, male students were only 46% to 53% female. Today (2018), the population is closer to 48% female to 51% male ("Factbook Data (Public Access) | Institutional Research Analytics | UNC Charlotte", 2018), an incredible increase

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