I quote from my previous post:
In the end, my argument comes down to this: according to an Avi Chai survey by Amy L. Sales and Leonard Saxe, “Particularism in the University: Realities and Opportunities for Jewish Life on Campus,” and to Jonathan Ament in “American Jewish Religious Denominations,” somewhere between a quarter and nearly half of Orthodox Students entering college are no longer Orthodox by the time they graduate. (“For example, one-quarter of the students who come to college as Orthodox Jews report that they have changed their denominational identity while at college. About half of these chose Conservative Judaism,” Sales and Saxe write. Ament, meanwhile, adds, “For example, the table indicates that among those who were raised Orthodox, 42% are still Orthodox…”)
What is SHOCKING is how Orthodox-identified high schools and even yeshivos in Israel encourage [or at least don't actively dissude] their students to attend secular colleges. [I heard of one yeshiva where there is a rule that if a student wants to attend an Ivy League school the Rabbeim are forbidden from trying to dissuade him:).] If we would see a student about to fall off a cliff, wouldn't we try to save him? Why is the soul any less alive that the body?