There is a Weekly Standard article about the lack of male college students. By 2010 there will be 60 female graduates for every 40 male graduates, a pretty skewed ratio.
Now on the one hand, one can easily get outraged by the lack of outrage. When men outnumbered women in college, the feminists were up in arms. Stuff had to be done to fix the gender imbalance! But when the gender imbalance favors women, no one seems too concerned.
But I would like to look at the issue more deeply and ask if this really matters. One problem mentioned in the article is that educated women won't be able to find educated men to mate with. This seems like a non-problem. When more men than women attended college, this wasn't such a big deal, so I doubt it will be a big deal with the gender ratios reversed.
Those who read my blog regularly know that I believe that too many people are going to college. The changing gender ratio may simply reflect the fact that young males perceive correctly that college won't help them make more money. A job as a bus driver in New York City will pay a lot more money than the types of white collar jobs one would typically get with a college degree from a mediocre school.
This is a trend I've already observed in my days of working for the U.S. government. I saw many not very bright women with degrees from bogus schools like Northern Virginia Community College working at low paying dead end white collar jobs who were hooked up with non-college educated men with better paying blue collar jobs.
Blue collar men have it better than most college graduates. They have no student loans to pay off, they don't have to buy expensive clothes to wear to work, and generally they don't have to commute as far because the blue collar jobs are more often located closer to affordable housing.
Compare this to a guy with a law degree who has $100,000 of loans to pay off, has to buy expensive suits to wear to work, and has to pay high rent to live close to downtown where his office is. The blue collar guy actually has the higher standard of living.