Large Universities Where a High Percentage of Women Earn Degrees in STEM Fields

graduation_cap_and_diploma-2091A new study posted on ranked the nation’s 100 largest universities in the United States by the percentage of all women graduating students who majored in STEM fields. Nationwide, 7 percent of all women and 17 percent of all men earn their bachelor’s degrees in STEM fields.

Among the 100 largest universities, the University of California, San Diego holds the top spot. There, 32.7 percent of all women graduates earned their degree in a STEM discipline. North Carolina State University ranked second. There, 31.5 percent of all women who earned bachelor’s degrees, did so in a STEM field. The University of California, Davis and the University of California, Berkeley ranked third and fourth. The University of California, Irvine, and the University of California, Los Angeles also ranked in the top 10. Virginia Tech, the University of Washington, the University of Michigan, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison were also among the top 10 schools.

There were seven large universities where less than 5 percent of all women graduates earned their degree in a STEM field: Grand Canyon University, Liberty University, California State University, Fullerton, Texas State University, Utah State University, New York University, and the main campus of Ohio University.

The full study, “Where do Women Study Stem?” may be found here.

Filed Under: Degree AttainmentsResearch/StudySTEM Fields


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