Brazil Undergraduate Education

The number of students enrolled and graduating from undergraduate programs in Brazil has increased from 2015 to 2017. Women represent about 57% of students enrolled in undergraduate programs and about 61% of students who graduate from these programs. Within engineering (referred to in Brazil’s reports as “production and construction engineering”), the number of admitted and enrolled students has decreased while the number of students graduating from them seems to has increased over time. Yet, in 2013, women represented less than 32% of students admitted and enrolled and about 30% of students who graduated in engineering. Although women represent about 35% of students enrolled in production engineering in 2016, their underrepresentation in other engineering fields is much lower: civil (30.3%), electrical (13.1%), mechanical (10.2%).

Students Admitted, Enrolled, and Graduated in Production and Construction Engineering, Brazil, 2015-2017

Brazil Undergraduate Education

Note: Enrolled represents total enrollment in each year, regardless of year admitted.

Sources: Instituto Nacional de Estudos e Pesquisas Educacionais Anísio Teixeira (INEP). 2015a. Sinopse Estatística da Educação Superior 2015; INEP. 2016a. Sinopse Estatística da Educação Superior 2016; INEP. 2017. Sinopse Estatística da Educação Superior 2017.


Admitted Students in Select Engineering Majors by Gender, Brazil, 2013-2016

Brazil Undergraduate Education

Sources: Instituto Nacional de Estudos e Pesquisas Educacionais Anísio Teixeira (INEP). 2013. Resumo Técnico de 2013; INEP. 2015b. Resumo Técnico de 2015; INEP. 2016b. Resumo Técnico de 2016. Retrieved from: http://portal.inep.gov.br/web/guest/resumos-tecnicos1


Enrolled Students in Select Engineering Majors by Gender, Brazil, 2013-2016

Brazil Undergraduate Education

Sources: Instituto Nacional de Estudos e Pesquisas Educacionais Anísio Teixeira (INEP). 2013. Resumo Técnico de 2013; INEP. 2015b. Resumo Técnico de 2015; INEP. 2016b. Resumo Técnico de 2016.


Students who Graduated in Select Engineering Majors by Gender, Brazil, 2013-2016

Brazil Undergraduate Education

Sources: Instituto Nacional de Estudos e Pesquisas Educacionais Anísio Teixeira (INEP). 2013. Resumo Técnico de 2013; INEP. 2015b. Resumo Técnico de 2015; INEP. 2016b. Resumo Técnico de 2016.


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