In many churches, women are discouraged from getting career jobs or investing in opportunities which would distract from what is seen as their true calling (motherhood in the home). And there is often an anti-education attitude which develops, perhaps unconsciously. When men are encouraged to follow the call God has placed on their lives by following the passions and giftings, a college education is sometimes encouraged. But if in the case of women that gifting, passion, and calling are predetermined for them, then higher education is deemed completely unnecessary.
What is ratio of men to women who choose higher education in my community?
Does my community encourage women to pursue higher education or frown on the idea?
Would a woman who went to college be perceived as forward, aggressive, or intimidating and therefore less desirable for a spouse?