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Tenure/Tenure-Track Faculty Levels

Female tenure/tenure-track faculty are not represented at the highest levels of tenure when compared to their male counterparts. As of the 2016-17 academic year, only 33.8% of female tenure/tenure-track faculty were classified as Full Professors, compared with 51.7% of male tenure/tenure-track faculty. Source: Yoder, B. L. (2018). Engineering by the numbers. American Society for Engineering […]

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Employment

Over time, more females have entered STEM occupations. While the life sciences have seen an overall reduction in the gender gap, the percentage of women in engineering and computer science occupations has stagnated. Sources: Corbett, C., & Hill, C. (2015). Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing. Washington, DC: American […]

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Degree Attainment

Bachelor's Degrees to Women Fewer bachelor's degrees are awarded to females as compared to males. Overall, interest in these fields has grown, with more than 200,000 bachelor's degrees in engineering and computer/information sciences awarded in the 2016-2017 academic year. Although in the past the percentage of females earning degrees has remained relatively unchanged, in the […]

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Undergraduate Attrition

A study in 2013 found that though more females than males that major in STEM in college graduate with a STEM degree, over 30% of females are switching out of STEM to pursue a non-STEM degree and over 14% are leaving without a degree.

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