Women Enrollments at Two Big-Ten Flagships

Two of the nation’s largest flagship universities that are members of the Big Ten conference have significantly different levels of enrollments for women students.

At the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, there are 22,345 women enrolled this fall compared to 20,371 men. Thus, women make up 52.3 percent of all students. Women are 51 percent of undergraduate students and 54.6 percent of graduate students.

At the flagship campus of Pennsylvania State University at University Park, there are 20,681 women enrolled compared to 24,513 men. At Penn State, women are 45.8 percent of the undergraduate student body and 45.2 percent of all graduate students. Women make up 51.2 percent of the Penn State World Campus, which is made up of distance learning students.

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  1. Phoebe Leboy says:

    Perhaps word has gotten out that U Michigan had an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant that has changed many policies and practices to make the University more woman-friendly. What is Penn State doing to improve the climate for women?

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