She will not learn to be a wife and mother.These are the two big ones, in my opinion. The point is not that no young women should be permitted to attend university, but rather, that young women should be taught to see university attendance as a path that comes with certain advantages and benefits as well as certain disadvantages and opportunity costs. Reflexive university attendance is foolish; there is no value in going into debt in order to get a sociology degree, or worse, as is very often the case, in order to not get any degree at all.
Nothing that is taught in a college curriculum is geared toward domestic homemaking. On the contrary, it is training in a very masculine role of a professional career. So there becomes a severe inner conflict in a woman when she starts trying to be a homemaker and juggle a career alongside it. Often when a career woman discerns the possibility of giving up her career, she faces the reality that she has had no training in homemaking and often has the thought “What would I do at home all day.” Stay-at-home mothers are actually very busy industrious women and do absolutely beautiful marvelous things. Surely the business world severely undervalues those things they do, but the value to a family is beyond monetary compensation. These abilities cannot be learned in any college.
The cost of a degree is becoming more difficult to recoup.
Like anything that is subsidized by the government, the cost of a college degree is inflated. That being the case, it can often be difficult or impossible to get an adequate payoff for the investment. The most common example of that scenario is the job of a school teacher. More commonly now we’re seeing situations where not only is the income not enough to support a family, but many are strapped with student loan debt. Add to that the possibility of not even being able to get a job with the degree and you have economic disaster for a family before they even get started. It makes much more sense for a young couple to have a husband with a skill that brings value to the marketplace that has reasonable compensation to go along with it and a wife who is willing to be frugal especially during the early years of starting their family.
After all, if a woman is primarily interested in becoming a wife and mother, and is therefore only going to university to ensure she meets the desired quality of men, that can be arranged in a variety of ways for considerably less money than it will take to see her through 7 years of college and post-graduate education.