The gender gap between men and women pursuing college is continuing to grow, but colleges often struggle to tackle the issue, writes Kelly Field. Field reflects on the growing gender gap appearing in enrolment and graduation rates at American institutions. The author draws on conversations with sector experts and students to identify some of the socioeconomic, academic, and cultural factors that contribute to the gender imbalance among graduates. Field also highlights some of the initiatives colleges have used to try to fix the graduation gap, such as advertising existing services in places where male students tend to congregate on campus and educating faculty and staff about the factors that tend to hold men back in the classroom. Chronicle of Higher Ed (Acct. Req.) Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.