International Degree Attainment

In 2010, an average of 27% of graduates in engineering, manufacturing, and construction were women across the OECD countries, while women made up over 74% of graduates in health and welfare-related degree programs (OECD, 2012).

Source: OECD. (2012). Closing the gender gap: Key facts. Retrieved from www.oecd.org/gender/closingthegap.htm.

Percentage of University Degrees Awarded to Women in Engineering versus Health and Welfare, 2010

In 2010, an average of 27% of graduates in engineering, manufacturing, and construction were women across the OECD countries, while women made up over 74% of graduates in health and welfare-related degree programs (OECD, 2012).

Source: UNESCO. (2010). Global education digest 2010: Comparing education statistics across the world.

Additional Resources

UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Data and information on women in science in countries around the world can be found at http://www.uis.unesco.org/ScienceTechnology/Pages/gender-and-science.aspx