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The Wide Gender Gap in Enrollment and Faculty Positions at Theological Schools

The Wide Gender Gap in Enrollment and Faculty Positions at Theological Schools

According to the Association of Theological Schools, there were 71,182 students enrolled at member institutions in 2015. Of these, 23,804 were women. Men made up 66.6 percent of all students at these theological schools. Men made up an even larger share of all faculty at these schools.

Court Says Deep Springs College May Admit Women

Court Says Deep Springs College May Admit Women

Throughout Deep Springs College’s 100-year history, only men have been admitted. However, in 2011 the trustees of the school voted to admit women. Some alumni of Deep Spring College initiated litigation to stop the move toward co-education. But an appeals court recently ruled the college may move forward with its co-educational plans.

Women Accepted for Admission at High-Ranking Colleges and Universities

Women Accepted for Admission at High-Ranking Colleges and Universities

Recently, the nation’s highest-ranked colleges and universities informed applicants if they had been accepted for admission into the Class of 2021. Some of the nation’s most selective institutions provided acceptance data broken down by gender.

Barnard College Admits Its Most Selective Class in Its 127-Year History

Barnard College Admits Its Most Selective Class in Its 127-Year History

Barnard College, the highly rated liberal arts educational institution for women in New York City, reports that it sent acceptance letters to 1,139 women from around the world inviting them to become members of the Class of 2021. Barnard admitted only 14.8 percent of all students who applied for admission.

Women Make Up a Disproportionate Share of Enrollments at For-Profit Postsecondary Schools

Women Make Up a Disproportionate Share of Enrollments at For-Profit Postsecondary Schools

Women make up 57 percent of all undergraduate students in all postsecondary institutions combined. But women are 66 percent of all students at two-year, for-profit colleges and schools and 76 percent of all students at schools that are for-profit but are for less than two years.

Smith College Reports Its Tenth Consecutive Year of a Record Number of Applicants

Smith College Reports Its Tenth Consecutive Year of a Record Number of Applicants

Smith College received 5,432 applications for places in the class that will enter the college this coming fall. This is an increase of 3 percent from a year ago. Since 2013, the number of applicants is up 21 percent.

Early Admission of Women to Leading Colleges and Universities

Early Admission of Women to Leading Colleges and Universities

Several of the nation’s highest-ranked colleges and universities have reported data on students they have accepted under early decision or early action admissions plans. Some of these selective educational institutions have provided data broken down by gender.

Women Continue to Hold a Large Lead in Higher Education Enrollments

Women Continue to Hold a Large Lead in Higher Education Enrollments

The figures from the U.S. Department of Education show that during the 2014-15 academic year there were 15,562,317 women enrolled in higher education compared to 11,823,958 men. Thus, women made up 56.8 percent of all enrolled students.

NYU Study Examines the Gender Gap in Charter School Enrollments

NYU Study Examines the Gender Gap in Charter School Enrollments

The study found that both boys and girls were both more likely to leave charter schools than traditional public schools. However, boys were more likely than girls to exit charters at every grade level, by as much as 1 to 3 percentage points more per year, with larger gaps in the upper grades.

Misericordia University Expands Its Housing Program for Single Mothers

Misericordia University Expands Its Housing Program for Single Mothers

The Ruth Matthews Bourger Women With Children Program at Misericordia University in Dallas, Pennsylvania, was established in 2000. It provides housing to single women with up to two children so the mothers can attend college without having to worry about housing costs for their families.

United Nations Launches New Effort to Track Gender Equality at Universities

United Nations Launches New Effort to Track Gender Equality at Universities

The first University parity report establishes baseline figures for women in faculty and administrative posts as well as for undergraduate and graduate students at 10 major universities worldwide. These figures will be used to measure the progress toward gender equality made by these institutions in the years to come.

A Look at Gender Differences in Graduate Enrollments and Degree Attainments

A Look at Gender Differences in Graduate Enrollments and Degree Attainments

Women continue to hold a majority of all places at U.S. graduate schools. While women earn a majority of all master’s and doctoral degrees, there remains a huge gender gap in favor of men in many STEM disciplines.

New Data on Women's Enrollments and Degree Awards in Higher Education

New Data on Women’s Enrollments and Degree Awards in Higher Education

The data shows that in the 2014-15 academic year, there were 15,558,768 women enrolled at degree-granting institutions in the United States. They made up 56.8 percent of the total enrollments in higher education.

The Gender Gap in Higher Education Is Projected to Widen by 2023

The Gender Gap in Higher Education Is Projected to Widen by 2023

By 2023, enrollments of women in postsecondary degree-granting institutions are expected to increase by 20 percent. During the same period, the enrollments of men in higher education are expected to increase by only 10 percent. The gender gap in degree attainments is also expected to widen.

Women Accepted for Admission at High-Ranking Colleges and Universities

Women Accepted for Admission at High-Ranking Colleges and Universities

Recently, the nation’s highest-ranked colleges and universities informed applicants if they had been accepted for admission. Some of the nation’s most selective institutions provided acceptance data broken down by gender.

More than 1,000 Students Apply to Sweet Briar College

More than 1,000 Students Apply to Sweet Briar College

The women’s college in Virginia that was saved from closure by alumnae last year reports that it has received the largest number of applications in the past 50 years. It hopes to enroll 200 first-year students this coming fall.

Percentage of Women Among Early Admits at the Georgia Institute of Technology Reaches a New High

Percentage of Women Among Early Admits at the Georgia Institute of Technology Reaches a New High

In 2015, women made up 41 percent of all students admitted under Georgia Tech’s early action admissions plan. This was an all-time high. But this year, 48 percent of all students admitted under the early action admissions plan are women.

The Nationwide Gender Gap in College Acceptance Rates

The Nationwide Gender Gap in College Acceptance Rates

In 2014 at selective four-year institutions nationwide, the college acceptance rate for all women applicants was 57.4 percent. This was 3.5 percentage points higher than the nationwide college acceptance rate for men. The gender gap in favor of women was even higher at private, nonprofit educational institutions.

First-Year Women at the Nation’s Leading Research Universities

First-Year Women at the Nation’s Leading Research Universities

The highest percentage of women in the entering class among this large group of leading research universities is found at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Carnegie Mellon University had the lowest percentage of women.

Early Admission of Women to Leading Colleges and Universities

Early Admission of Women to Leading Colleges and Universities

Several of the nation’s highest-ranked colleges and universities have reported data on students they have accepted under early decision or early action admissions plans. Some of these selective educational institutions have provided data broken down by gender.

Women Are a Majority of New Entrants to U.S. Dental Schools

Women Are a Majority of New Entrants to U.S. Dental Schools

The number of women applying to U.S. dental schools has increased by 82 percent since 2000. During the same period male applicants to dental schools increased by 27.8 percent. In 2014, women made up 51.2 percent of all new enrollees at U.S. dental schools.

For the First Time in History There Are Three Sisters in Different Classes at CalTech

For the First Time in History There Are Three Sisters in Different Classes at CalTech

The Butkovich family from Blue Springs, Missouri, currently has three daughters attending the California Institute of Technology. The university says that it is the first time in CalTech history that three sisters have been enrolled in three different classes at the same time.

A Continuing Decline in the Enrollments of Women in Higher Education

A Continuing Decline in the Enrollments of Women in Higher Education

In 2014, there were 11,713,439, women enrolled in Title IV educational institutions in the United States. They made up 56.7 percent of all enrollments. That year, there were 632,286 fewer women students enrolled in higher education than was the case in 2011.

Women Making Gains in Top-Ranked MBA Programs

Women Making Gains in Top-Ranked MBA Programs

New data from the Forte Foundation finds that the percentage of women enrolled in full-time MBA programs at its 36-member, high-ranking business schools rose from 32.3 percent in 2011 to 36.2 percent in 2015.

The Gender Gap in Higher Education Enrollments of Recent High School Graduates

The Gender Gap in Higher Education Enrollments of Recent High School Graduates

For members of the high school Class of 2014, 65.3 percent of men were enrolled in college or vocational school by October 2014. For women high school graduates in 2014, 73.1 percent were enrolled in college or vocational school by October 2014.

Checking Up on the Gender Gap in Medical School Applications and Enrollments

Checking Up on the Gender Gap in Medical School Applications and Enrollments

In 2015 women made up 48.7 percent of all applicants to U.S. medical school. That same year, women were 47.8 percent of all entering students at medical schools. Over the past decade the percentage of women among entering students has decreased slightly from 48.5 percent fo 47.8 percent.

The Gender Gap in Graduate School Enrollments and Degree Attainments

The Gender Gap in Graduate School Enrollments and Degree Attainments

According to a new report from the Council of Graduate Schools, in 2014 women were 57.7 of all graduate enrollments. In addition, women earned 59 percent of all graduate degrees and 52.2 percent of all doctoral degrees awarded in the 2013-14 academic year.

The University of Utah Aims to Boost Educational Opportunities for Women

The University of Utah Aims to Boost Educational Opportunities for Women

In Utah, men are more likely to earn college degrees than women by a significant margin. But a new Women’s Enrollment Initiative at the University of Utah aims to increase the retention and graduation rate of women students.

Meredith College Reports Increases in Enrollments and Retention

Meredith College Reports Increases in Enrollments and Retention

While many women’s colleges have been struggling to attract students, Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina, reports encouraging news. Enrollments are up for the second consecutive year and the college’s retention rate is the highest in more than a decade.

New Report Shows Women Continue to Lead in Higher Educational Enrollments

New Report Shows Women Continue to Lead in Higher Educational Enrollments

A new report from the U.S. Department of Education finds that women made up 56.9 percent of all enrollments in higher education in the 2013-14 academic year. Women had an even higher percentage of enrollments in graduate programs.

Women Make Major Inroads in Engineering at Dartmouth College

Women Make Major Inroads in Engineering at Dartmouth College

Nationwide, about 19 percent of all students who earn a bachelor’s degree in an engineering field are women. In next year’s graduating class at Dartmouth College’s Thayer School of Engineering, 48 percent of the students majoring in engineering disciplines are women.

Women Making Inroads in Academic Institutions of the Male-Dominated Animation Industry

Women Making Inroads in Academic Institutions of the Male-Dominated Animation Industry

Traditionally, the animation industry has had very few womein in its ranks. But a new study by Deborah Vankin of the Los Angeles Times, finds that over the past five years women are beginning to make major inroads in animation education.

Women Make Gains in Entering Students at Harvard University

Women Make Gains in Entering Students at Harvard University

Last fall, less than 45 percent of all entering students at Harvard University were women. This year, slightly less than 49 percent of the incoming class are women.

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee's Life Impact Program Is a Godsend for Student Parents

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee’s Life Impact Program Is a Godsend for Student Parents

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Life Impact Program provides financial assistance, academic guidance, counseling on parenting, and a monetary aid fund for life’s emergencies. Participants in the program have achieved a 86.2 percent graduation rate.

Women Admitted to a Select Group of Colleges and Universities

Women Admitted to a Select Group of Colleges and Universities

Many of the nation’s highest rated colleges and universities have recently released data on the makeup of those students accepted for admission into the Class of 2019. Some of these schools have released information on the gender breakdown of accepted students.