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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.

Women Are No Longer a Majority of Medical School Applicants

Women Are No Longer a Majority of Medical School Applicants

In 2014, women made up 48 percent of all medical school applicants. From 2004 to 2007, women were a majority of all medical school applicants. But since 2008, male applicants have outnumbered women applicants.

Smith College Posts a Record Number of Applicants for the Eighth Straight Year

Smith College Posts a Record Number of Applicants for the Eighth Straight Year

Smith College received nearly 5,000 applications this year, an increase of more than 500 from a year ago. The record number of applicants includes a 17 percent increase in applications from women of color.

Early Admission of Women to Leading Colleges and Universities

Early Admission of Women to Leading Colleges and Universities

At Brown University, 58 percent of the early admits are women. At the five other institutions for which we have data, men are a majority of the students admitted early.

The Gender Gap at the Nation's Top Law Schools

The Gender Gap at the Nation’s Top Law Schools

At the 15 highest-rated law schools in the United States, women make up a majority of the students at only one. None have faculties where women make up a majority and only four have faculties where women are as much as 40 percent of the total full-time faculty.

Continuing Drop in Enrollments of Women in Higher Education

Continuing Drop in Enrollments of Women in Higher Education

In 2013, there was a total of 20,847,787 students enrolled in high education. Of these 11,832,719 were women. In 2013, there were 513,006 fewer women students enrolled in higher education than was the case in 2011.

University of Utah Looks to Boost the Enrollment of Women

University of Utah Looks to Boost the Enrollment of Women

Nationwide, women make up about 57 percent of the total enrollments in higher education. But at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, women are just 45 percent of the 32,000-member undergraduate student body. A new initiative aims to increase the number of women who enroll.

After Going Co-Ed, Wilson College Shows Enrollment Growth

After Going Co-Ed, Wilson College Shows Enrollment Growth

Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, has announced a 41 percent increase in new students who have enrolled in its traditional undergraduate college. There is a total of 334 students enrolled in the traditional undergraduate college. Men are 8.4 percent of these students.

The Gender Gap in College Enrollments Is More Pronounced in Nontraditional Age Groups

The Gender Gap in College Enrollments Is More Pronounced in Nontraditional Age Groups

Women make up nearly 57 percent of all enrollments in higher education but only 54 percent of those in the 18-to-24 age group. For older adults, the number of women enrolled is more than double the number of men.

College of Engineering at the University of Arkansas Shows Progress in Enrollments of Women

College of Engineering at the University of Arkansas Shows Progress in Enrollments of Women

This fall’s entering class has 168 women. They make up 23.5 percent of the entering class. The number of women in the entering class is almost triple the number of women in the entering class five years ago.

Mississippi University for Women Reports Increase in Enrollments

Mississippi University for Women Reports Increase in Enrollments

The Mississippi University for Women has been coeducational since 1982. This year men make up 19 percent of the total enrollments, up from 18 percent a year ago and 17 percent in 2012.

The Gender Gap in Graduate School Enrollments and Degree Attainments

The Gender Gap in Graduate School Enrollments and Degree Attainments

Among the first-time graduate students in 2013, women were 57.1 percent of the total. Women earned 59.2 percent of all master’s degrees and 52.2 percent of all doctorate degrees. But men still hold a large lead in engineering, mathematics, and some sciences.

Women Are Only 37 Percent of Students Admitted to Princeton's Graduate Programs

Women Are Only 37 Percent of Students Admitted to Princeton’s Graduate Programs

Princeton University in New Jersey admitted 1,231 students to its graduate programs for the 2014-15 academic year. Of the admitted students, only 37 percent are women.