Saluting Women’s Graduation Rate Performance at the U.S. Service Academies

Women make up about one of every five students at the three major U.S. military academies. One might assume that, due to the male-dominated environment, women would have a difficult time succeeding at these institutions. But this is not the case.

At the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, 79 percent of all women enrolling at the institution go on to graduate. This is just four percentage points below the graduation rate for men at West Point.

At the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, the graduation rate for women is a very high 84 percent. This is just two percentage points below the rate for men.

At the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, women graduate at a slightly higher rate then men. There, the graduation for women is 80 percent compared to a 79 percent graduation rate for men.

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