Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Women in science and engineering: Data from several American tech universities

Today's edition of Inside HigherEd has the details. While I'll have to ask you to head over there for a discussion of the factors behind this year's surge in women's enrollment, here are the numbers from the report:

MIT : 44 percent overall and 38 percent in engineering in 2006-07

Caltech: 37 percent in this year's freshman class.

Rensselaer Polytechnic: 31 percent in this year's freshman class.

Michigan Tech: 26 percent in last year's freshman class.

Worcester Polytechnic: 26 percent in this year's freshman class.

Georgia Tech: "a little over 30 percent" for the last several years.

Previous posts with data on women in engineering: RPI, MIT's program in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science.


  1. Anonymous said...

    So that's why everyone wants to study at MIT :p