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Women in Science and Engineering Statistics

 

            We have complied this directory of statistical sources to serve as a resource for discussions of women in science and engineering.  Although these data highlight the success women have had in increasing the number of degrees earned by women in science and engineering, it also shows how this success has yet to be completely translated into the S&E workforce.

 

           As with all data, it is important to look for true trends.  For example, when all the S&E disciplines are aggregrated, it is easy to overlook both the advances in education attainment women have made in the life sciences, as well as the continuing challenges women face in some of the physical sciences and engineering fields.  To avoid this, we have tried to include data analyzed by field of study whenever possible.

 

 

Education                                                                                                                                                               

 

High school graduates who completed advanced science courses (1990-2000)

Women in the Academic Pipeline

Percentage of Engineering Degrees Awarded to Women by Disipline (2002)

 

Undergraduate

Freshmen intending to major in S&E, by race/ethnicity, field, and sex (1975-2000)

Freshmen intending to major in selceted S&E fields, by sex and race/ethnicity (1983-2004)

Earned bachelor's degrees, by field and sex (1983-2002)

Ratio of total bachelor's degrees and S&E bachelor's to the 24-year-old population (1980, 1998)

Undergraduate enrollment in engineering and engineering technology programs (1983-2003)

 

 

Graduate

Earned master’s degrees, by field and sex (1983-2002)

Science and Engineering graduate enrollment, by field and sex (1983-2003)

Female enrollment in US graduate S&E programsamong racial/ethnic groups and foreign students (1999)

Institutions awarding S&E degrees, by field, degree level, and Carnegie institution type (2002)

 

Doctorate

Earned S&E doctoral degrees in selected regions (international) and locations, by sex and field (1999)

Women and PhDs in Physics and Astronomy (2005)

Primary mechanisms of support for S&E doctorate recipients (2003)

S&E degrees awarded, by degree level, Carnegie institution type, and field (2002)

Doctorates awarded to women, by field of study and year of doctorate (1992-2001)

Earned doctoral degrees, by field, sex, and citizenship (1983-2003)

Postgraduation plans of doctorate recipients (US citizens and non-US citizens with permanent visas by sex (2001) 

Increase in women Ph.Ds (1973-2005)

 

 

 


Employment                                                                                                                                                        

 

Total Workforce

Employment and education status of S&E bachelor's and master's degree recipients (1995, 2001, 2003)

Employment status and median salary of S&E and health doctoral degree recipients (2003, 2004, 2005)

S&E doctorate holders employed in academia (1973-2003)

 

 

Academia

S&E doctorate holders employed in academia by type of position (1973-2003)

Age distribution of S&E doctorate holders employed in academia, by type of position (1973-2003)

Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty at the "Top 50" Physics Departments (2002)

S&E doctorate holders employed in academia, by sex and Carnegie institution type (2006)

Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty at the "Top 50" Chemical Engineering Departments (2002)

Utilization of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics, and Biological Sciences Faculty in "Top 50" Departments

Employment and education status of S&E bachelor's and master's degree recipients (1995, 2001, and 2003)

Female Professors by Rank at Top 50 Departments (2002, 2007)

Women Among Degree Recipients and All Professors (2002, 2005)

Women Faculty in Clinical Departments (2007)

 

 

Salary

Salary and benefits of US S&E doctorate holders in postdoc positions (2006)

Median annual salary of scientists and engineers employed full time, by highest degree and sex(2006)

Median annual salaries of full time employed doctoral scientists and engineers in universities (2001)

Employment status and median salary of S&E and health doctoral degree recipients (2005)

Primary education/employment status and median salary of S&E and health bachelor's degree recipients (2005)

Primary education/employment status and mean salary of S&E and health master's degree recipients (2005)

Median annual salary of recent doctorate recipients 1-5 years after receiving degree (2006)