The Gender Gap in College tackles the next big step beyond Astin's 1993 book on gender studies What Matters in College? by examining how and why gender differences influence the college experience. The research for Astin's book showed that student gender made a difference on more than two-thirds of the college outcomes examined. The Gender Gap in College takes the next logical step toward understanding how and why gender influences the college experience. Written for higher education researchers, student affairs practitioners, academic affairs personnel, and institutional researchers.