This fall, women outnumber men on two-year and four-year college campuses by millions. Nearly 60 percent of students are women while only about 40 percent are men, an education gap that has been widening for decades.

The problem has become even more acute as total enrollment has fallen by more than a million students over the past five years. The Wall Street Journal reports that “men accounted for 71 percent of the decline.”

A version of this editorial was first published in USA Today.