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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.

Updated Numbers on the Gender Gap in Higher Education Enrollments and Degree Attainments

Updated Numbers on the Gender Gap in Higher Education Enrollments and Degree Attainments

A new report from the U.S. Department of Education finds that women make up 57.2 percent of all enrollments in higher education, 59.9 percent of all graduate enrollments, and 61.2 percent of all students who earned degrees in the 2012-13 academic year.

Women in the Pool of Accepted Students at Some Top-Ranked Colleges and Universities

Women in the Pool of Accepted Students at Some Top-Ranked Colleges and Universities

Many of the nation’s most prestigious colleges and universities recently mailed out acceptance letters to applicants for the Class of 2018. A few of these selective institutions offered acceptance data by gender.

Examining the Gender Gap in College Participation Rates

Examining the Gender Gap in College Participation Rates

In 2012, 71 percent of women high school graduates had enrolled in some type of postsecondary education program by October of that year. For men the rate was 61 percent. The gender gap is even larger for Hispanics and African Americans.

Education Department Projects a Widening of the Gender Gap in Higher Education

Education Department Projects a Widening of the Gender Gap in Higher Education

By the fall of 2022, the Department of Education projects that there will be just over 14 million women in enrolled in higher education compared to about 9.8 million men. That year women will make up 59 percent of total enrollments.

The Growing Gender Gap in British Higher Education

The Growing Gender Gap in British Higher Education

A higher education official stated, “There remains a stubborn gap between male and female applicants which, on current trends, could eclipse the gap between rich and poor within a decade.”

New Data Shows a Drop in Enrollments of Women in Higher Education

New Data Shows a Drop in Enrollments of Women in Higher Education

In 2012, there were 21,147,055 students enrolled at degree-granting institutions in the United States. Of these, 12,063,631, or 57 percent were women. Enrollments of women were down by 2.3 percent from the fall of 2011.

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 have provided data broken down by gender.

The Gender Gap in Online Enrollments for Harvard's MOOCs

The Gender Gap in Online Enrollments for Harvard’s MOOCs

For all course offerings by HarvardX since it has launched, there have been 586,691 students enrolled in all courses. Only 39.1 percent of the students have identified themselves as women.

Record Enrollments of Women at the University of Texas School of Engineering

Record Enrollments of Women at the University of Texas School of Engineering

Of this fall’s entering class of 1,161 students, 29 percent are women. This is the highest percentage in the school’s history. Last year, women made up 26 percent of the entering class. Total enrollments of women at the school are also at record levels.

The Gender Gap in College Participation Rates

The Gender Gap in College Participation Rates

For students who graduated from high school in 2012, more than 71 percent of women were enrolled in college by October 2012. For male high school graduates in 2012, only 61.3 percent were enrolled in college the next fall.

The Gender Gap in Graduate School Enrollments and Degree Attainments

The Gender Gap in Graduate School Enrollments and Degree Attainments

In the fall of 2012 there were 1,016,115 women enrolled in U.S. graduate programs. They made up 58.5 percent of all students in graduate programs. In the 2011-12 academic year, women earned nearly 60 percent of all master’s degrees and 52.2 percent of all doctorates awarded at U.S. universities.