There was a time when women only went to college to get an “MRS” degree. In fact the private school I attended had that reputation in the 60′s. The the Feminist movement hit universities and marriage was seen as degrading to women, who went after advanced academic degrees with new fervor.
However, modern women are learning a balance to life. While a career is satisfying and fulfilling in many ways, and of course pays the bills, most women are finding the the best lifestyle is a “double major.” They are getting the “MRS” and the BA. As useful as higher education is, and no matter how rewarding the career, humans need each other, and a great marriage provides women with benefits not found in any employee handbook. And marriage to man who also sees women as equal partners in life, work, romance, and childrearing is a recipe for a happy life. According to survey after survey, married people live longer, healthier lives, make more money, and conversely are more satisfied with their careers.
And lets face it, the best place to meet college educated men who would be prospective mates is … in college. See? The best of both worlds.