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National Science Foundation's WebCASPAR database: https://webcaspar.nsf.

gov/
IPEDS Completion Survey
Academic
Discipline,
Detailed
(standardized)
Engineering
Female Male Total Fraction - Women
1st and 2nd Major Degrees/Awards Conferred

1966 146 35,680 35,826 0.004075253


1967 184 36,013 36,197 0.005083294
1968 216 37,464 37,680 0.005732484
1969 312 41,270 41,582 0.007503247
1970 337 44,433 44,770 0.007527362
1971 361 44,887 45,248 0.007978253
1972 492 45,219 45,711 0.010763274
1973 576 46,203 46,779 0.012313217
1974 698 42,550 43,248 0.016139475
1975 845 38,979 39,824 0.021218361
1976 1,317 37,473 38,790 0.033952049
1977 2,044 39,313 41,357 0.049423314
1978 3,482 43,769 47,251 0.073691562
1979 4,881 48,588 53,469 0.09128654
1980 5,952 52,858 58,810 0.101207278
1981 7,063 56,654 63,717 0.110849538
1982 8,275 59,185 67,460 0.122665283
1983 9,652 63,018 72,670 0.132819595
1984 10,729 65,424 76,153 0.140887424
1985 11,246 66,326 77,572 0.144974991
1986 11,138 65,682 76,820 0.144988284
1987 11,404 63,021 74,425 0.153228082
1988 10,779 59,375 70,154 0.153647689
1989 10,188 56,759 66,947 0.152180083
1990 9,973 54,732 64,705 0.154130284
1991 9,665 52,522 62,187 0.155418335
1992 9,636 52,305 61,941 0.155567395
1993 9,981 52,724 62,705 0.15917391
1994 10,403 52,609 63,012 0.165095537
1995 10,950 52,421 63,371 0.172791971
1996 11,316 51,798 63,114 0.17929461
1997 11,470 50,882 62,352 0.183955607
1998 11,339 49,575 60,914 0.186147684
1999 11,714 47,561 59,275 0.197621257
2000 12,216 47,320 59,536 0.205186778
2001 12,018 47,772 59,790 0.201003512
2002 12,806 48,285 61,091 0.209621712
2003 13,101 51,255 64,356 0.203570763
2004 13,445 52,129 65,574 0.205035532
2005 13,356 53,522 66,878 0.199706929
2006 13,449 55,344 68,793 0.195499542
2007 12,786 56,165 68,951 0.185436034
2008 13,024 57,481 70,505 0.184724488
2009 12,843 58,348 71,191 0.180402017
2010 13,760 60,917 74,677 0.184260214
2011 14,747 63,736 78,483 0.187900564
2012 16,066 67,585 83,651 0.192059868
2013 17,026 71,039 88,065 0.193334469
Analysis Variables:
1. Degrees/Awards Conferred (NSF population of institutions)[Sum]
2. Degrees/Awards Conferred-2nd Major (NSF population of institutions)[Sum]

Classification Variables:
1. Year: All values
2. Level of Degree or Other Award: Bachelor's Degrees
3. Academic Discipline, Detailed (standardized)
4. Gender: Female and Male

*Degrees/Awards Conferred-2nd Major data was not available until 2001.


**Engineering includes Aerospace, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Industrial, Materials, Mechanica
***All STEM collects data for Engineering, Astronomy, Chemistry, Physics, Other Physical Scie
****For Physics, for 1987-2013, the definition was expanded to include Academic Discipline, 6

Fraction of Bachelor's
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0.25

0.2
Fraction
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0.25

0.2
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1965 1970 1975
https://webcaspar.nsf.gov/

Chemistry Physics
Female Male Total Fraction - Women Female
1st and 2nd Major Degrees/Awards Conferred 1st and 2nd Major Degrees/Awa

1,801 7,934 9,735 0.185002568 224


1,771 8,101 9,872 0.179396272 267
1,965 8,882 10,847 0.18115608 296
2,156 9,651 11,807 0.18260354 322
2,116 9,501 11,617 0.182146854 329
2,095 9,088 11,183 0.187337924 343
2,120 8,601 10,721 0.197742748 323
1,967 8,259 10,226 0.192352826 313
2,112 8,413 10,525 0.200665083 337
2,385 8,264 10,649 0.223964692 362
2,497 8,610 11,107 0.224813181 388
2,602 8,720 11,322 0.229818053 358
2,881 8,593 11,474 0.25108942 369
3,113 8,530 11,643 0.267370953 399
3,277 8,169 11,446 0.286300891 434
3,475 8,065 11,540 0.301126516 432
3,613 7,703 11,316 0.319282432 461
3,736 7,303 11,039 0.338436453 483
3,825 7,087 10,912 0.350531525 560
3,894 6,807 10,701 0.363891225 561
3,744 6,573 10,317 0.362896191 611
3,674 6,156 9,830 0.373753815 763
3,652 5,506 9,158 0.398777026 653
3,431 5,391 8,822 0.388914078 688
3,324 4,965 8,289 0.401013391 735
3,415 5,046 8,461 0.403616594 733
3,593 5,236 8,829 0.406954355 742
3,744 5,365 9,109 0.411022066 746
3,969 5,672 9,641 0.411679286 765
4,233 5,783 10,016 0.422623802 736
4,622 6,091 10,713 0.431438439 749
4,883 6,043 10,926 0.446915614 717
4,973 5,900 10,873 0.457371471 725
4,834 5,585 10,419 0.463960073 755
4,907 5,483 10,390 0.472281039 803
5,052 5,362 10,414 0.48511619 922
5,015 5,029 10,044 0.499303067 1,030
4,995 4,955 9,950 0.50201005 1,039
5,129 4,865 9,994 0.513207925 1,145
5,540 5,113 10,653 0.520041303 1,158
5,973 5,526 11,499 0.519436473 1,193
5,972 6,007 11,979 0.49853911 1,257
6,221 6,259 12,480 0.498477564 1,225
6,483 6,428 12,911 0.502129967 1,180
6,543 6,586 13,129 0.498362404 1,264
6,711 7,004 13,715 0.489318265 1,272
7,137 7,435 14,572 0.489774911 1,353
7,068 7,746 14,814 0.477116241 1,439

ons)[Sum]
of institutions)[Sum]

e until 2001.
, Industrial, Materials, Mechanical, and Other Engineering fields.
stry, Physics, Other Physical Sciences, Atmospheric Sciences, Earth Sciences, Oceanography, Mathema
to include Academic Discipline, 6-digit Classification of Instructional Program (CIP): 13.1329 Physics Te

action of Bachelor's Degrees in STEM Disciplines Earned by W


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1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 20
Physics Earth Sciences
Male Total Fraction - Women Female Male
1st and 2nd Major Degrees/Awards Conferred 1st and 2nd Major Degrees/Awards Conferred

4,384 4,608 0.048611111 157 1,353


4,466 4,733 0.056412423 191 1,494
4,749 5,045 0.058671952 224 1,819
5,213 5,535 0.058175248 273 2,310
5,004 5,333 0.061691356 334 2,668
4,733 5,076 0.067572892 373 2,712
4,322 4,645 0.069537137 471 2,939
3,955 4,268 0.073336457 504 3,327
3,625 3,962 0.085058051 739 3,553
3,354 3,716 0.097416577 788 3,530
3,156 3,544 0.109480813 873 3,568
3,062 3,420 0.104678363 1,102 3,896
2,961 3,330 0.110810811 1,231 4,185
2,939 3,338 0.119532654 1,314 4,153
2,963 3,397 0.127759788 1,366 4,170
3,009 3,441 0.1255449 1,560 4,550
3,014 3,475 0.132661871 1,698 4,731
3,317 3,800 0.127105263 1,767 5,007
3,361 3,921 0.142820709 1,808 5,477
3,550 4,111 0.136463148 1,757 5,244
3,578 4,189 0.1458582 1,263 4,292
3,983 4,746 0.160766962 971 3,218
3,823 4,476 0.145889187 763 2,298
4,047 4,735 0.14530095 712 1,995
3,823 4,558 0.161254936 656 1,600
3,917 4,650 0.157634409 684 1,530
3,773 4,515 0.164341085 864 1,709
3,702 4,448 0.167715827 923 1,978
3,628 4,393 0.174140678 1,072 2,194
3,435 4,171 0.176456485 1,364 2,456
3,281 4,030 0.185856079 1,334 2,504
3,026 3,743 0.191557574 1,385 2,445
3,054 3,779 0.191849696 1,403 2,262
2,780 3,535 0.213578501 1,383 2,043
2,917 3,720 0.215860215 1,409 1,950
3,215 4,137 0.222866812 1,468 1,993
3,454 4,484 0.22970562 1,510 1,849
3,681 4,720 0.220127119 1,469 1,898
3,923 5,068 0.225927388 1,426 1,882
4,059 5,217 0.221966647 1,424 1,872
4,440 5,633 0.21178768 1,425 1,936
4,698 5,955 0.211083123 1,389 1,910
4,793 6,018 0.203555999 1,481 2,077
4,816 5,996 0.196797865 1,537 2,271
4,923 6,187 0.204299337 1,632 2,424
5,141 6,413 0.198347107 1,842 2,743
5,527 6,880 0.196656977 2,027 3,051
5,928 7,367 0.195330528 2,139 3,361

iences, Oceanography, Mathematics and Statistics, Computer Science, Biological Sciences, Science Te
rogram (CIP): 13.1329 Physics Teacher Education, 14.1201 Engineering Physics/Applied Physics, 40.020

iplines Earned by Women

STEM
Physics
STEM
Physics

2000 2005 2010 2015


Earth Sciences Mathematics and Statistics
Total Fraction - Women Female Male Total
Major Degrees/Awards Conferred 1st and 2nd Major Degrees/Awards Conferred

1,510 0.10397351 6,689 13,401 20,090


1,685 0.113353116 7,310 13,998 21,308
2,043 0.109642682 8,786 14,839 23,625
2,583 0.105691057 10,227 17,103 27,330
3,002 0.111259161 10,317 17,248 27,565
3,085 0.120907618 9,494 15,424 24,918
3,410 0.138123167 9,323 14,525 23,848
3,831 0.13155834 9,345 13,878 23,223
4,292 0.172180801 8,939 12,874 21,813
4,318 0.182491894 7,700 10,646 18,346
4,441 0.196577347 6,554 9,531 16,085
4,998 0.220488195 5,949 8,354 14,303
5,416 0.227289513 5,246 7,455 12,701
5,467 0.240351198 4,958 6,943 11,901
5,536 0.246748555 4,848 6,625 11,473
6,110 0.255319149 4,781 6,392 11,173
6,429 0.264115726 5,058 6,650 11,708
6,774 0.26085031 5,550 7,112 12,662
7,285 0.248181194 5,987 7,524 13,511
7,001 0.250964148 7,094 8,295 15,389
5,555 0.227362736 7,680 8,851 16,531
4,189 0.231797565 7,682 8,833 16,515
3,061 0.249264946 7,412 8,569 15,981
2,707 0.263021795 7,050 8,264 15,314
2,256 0.290780142 6,811 7,863 14,674
2,214 0.308943089 6,980 7,804 14,784
2,573 0.335794792 6,986 7,945 14,931
2,901 0.31816615 6,999 7,854 14,853
3,266 0.328230251 6,768 7,864 14,632
3,820 0.357068063 6,491 7,360 13,851
3,838 0.347576863 5,992 7,084 13,076
3,830 0.361618799 5,889 6,834 12,723
3,665 0.382810368 5,659 6,435 12,094
3,426 0.403677758 5,936 6,393 12,329
3,359 0.41947008 5,604 6,131 11,735
3,461 0.424154869 5,929 6,759 12,688
3,359 0.449538553 6,208 7,424 13,632
3,367 0.436293436 6,373 8,045 14,418
3,308 0.431076179 6,923 8,616 15,539
3,296 0.432038835 7,253 9,439 16,692
3,361 0.423980958 7,551 9,748 17,299
3,299 0.421036678 7,526 10,130 17,656
3,558 0.416245082 7,700 10,144 17,844
3,808 0.40362395 7,673 10,655 18,328
4,056 0.402366864 8,066 11,061 19,127
4,585 0.40174482 8,738 12,026 20,764
5,078 0.399172903 9,633 13,251 22,884
5,500 0.388909091 10,454 14,447 24,901

e, Biological Sciences, Science Technologies, Engineering Technologies, Other Science and Engineering
g Physics/Applied Physics, 40.0202 Astrophysics, 40.0299 Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other, 40.0801
Statistics Biological Sciences
Fraction - Women Female Male Total Fraction - Women
Awards Conferred 1st and 2nd Major Degrees/Awards Conferred

0.332951717 7,334 16,143 23,477 0.312390851


0.343063638 7,790 17,686 25,476 0.305777987
0.37189418 8,717 19,993 28,710 0.303622431
0.374204171 9,725 22,663 32,388 0.30026553
0.374278977 10,242 24,061 34,303 0.298574469
0.381009712 10,571 25,462 36,033 0.293369966
0.39093425 11,147 26,491 37,638 0.296163452
0.40240279 12,824 29,848 42,672 0.300524934
0.409801495 15,378 33,478 48,856 0.314761749
0.419710019 17,416 34,820 52,236 0.333409909
0.407460367 19,119 35,794 54,913 0.348168922
0.415926729 19,719 34,474 54,193 0.363866182
0.413038343 20,223 31,990 52,213 0.387317335
0.416603647 20,105 29,471 49,576 0.40553897
0.422557308 19,976 27,135 47,111 0.424019868
0.42790656 19,586 24,460 44,046 0.44467148
0.432012299 19,363 23,064 42,427 0.456383906
0.438319381 18,957 21,926 40,883 0.463689064
0.44312042 18,691 20,948 39,639 0.471530563
0.460978621 18,970 20,435 39,405 0.481410988
0.464581695 19,113 20,396 39,509 0.483763193
0.465152891 19,008 20,039 39,047 0.486797961
0.463800763 19,080 18,608 37,688 0.50626194
0.460363066 18,654 18,295 36,949 0.504858048
0.464154286 19,409 18,631 38,040 0.510226078
0.472132035 20,636 19,715 40,351 0.511412357
0.467885607 22,771 21,121 43,892 0.518796136
0.471217936 24,844 23,145 47,989 0.517701973
0.46254784 26,980 25,341 52,321 0.515662927
0.468630424 29,918 26,972 56,890 0.525892072
0.458244111 32,865 29,216 62,081 0.529389024
0.462862532 35,266 29,873 65,139 0.541396091
0.467917976 37,101 30,011 67,112 0.552822148
0.481466461 37,748 28,751 66,499 0.567647634
0.477545803 37,958 26,946 64,904 0.584832984
0.467291929 38,071 25,717 63,788 0.596836396
0.455399061 38,828 24,873 63,701 0.609535172
0.442016923 40,501 24,727 65,228 0.620914331
0.445524165 41,434 25,018 66,452 0.623517727
0.43451953 43,521 26,499 70,020 0.621550985
0.43649922 46,292 28,729 75,021 0.617053892
0.426257363 49,202 32,165 81,367 0.60469232
0.431517597 50,435 33,894 84,329 0.598074209
0.418649062 52,221 35,235 87,456 0.59711169
0.421707534 53,949 37,594 91,543 0.589329605
0.420824504 56,815 38,751 95,566 0.5945106
0.420949135 60,493 41,561 102,054 0.592754816
0.419822497 63,116 43,569 106,685 0.591610817

Other Science and Engineering Technologies


nd Astrophysics, Other, 40.0801 Physics, General, 40.0802 Atomic/Molecular Physics, 40.0804 Elemen
All STEM
Female Male Total Fraction - Women
1st and 2nd Major Degrees/Awards Conferred

16,538 82,475 99,013 0.167028572


17,737 85,990 103,727 0.170996944
20,465 92,558 113,023 0.18106934
23,358 104,706 128,064 0.182393178
24,117 110,817 134,934 0.178731824
23,954 111,923 135,877 0.176291793
24,768 113,085 137,853 0.179669648
26,659 116,406 143,065 0.186341873
29,703 118,666 148,369 0.200196807
31,308 113,747 145,055 0.215835373
32,793 113,549 146,342 0.224084678
34,512 114,397 148,909 0.231765709
36,638 116,373 153,011 0.239446837
38,679 119,445 158,124 0.244611824
41,097 123,522 164,619 0.24964919
43,909 128,133 172,042 0.255222562
47,856 133,416 181,272 0.264001059
51,792 141,479 193,271 0.267976054
56,291 149,547 205,838 0.273472342
60,741 155,204 215,945 0.281279956
61,341 156,595 217,936 0.281463365
59,912 150,838 210,750 0.284279953
56,203 140,887 197,090 0.285164138
52,768 135,075 187,843 0.280915445
51,762 128,990 180,752 0.286370275
52,034 125,649 177,683 0.292847374
54,075 126,126 180,201 0.300081576
56,537 128,413 184,950 0.305688024
59,321 130,554 189,875 0.31242133
63,203 131,828 195,031 0.32406643
66,054 132,993 199,047 0.331851271
68,721 131,387 200,108 0.343419553
71,033 131,341 202,374 0.350998646
72,968 129,260 202,228 0.36082046
75,944 131,777 207,721 0.365605789
78,650 135,951 214,601 0.366494098
82,233 140,540 222,773 0.369133602
85,998 149,254 235,252 0.365556935
86,990 152,496 239,486 0.363236264
86,700 153,396 240,096 0.361105558
87,616 153,230 240,846 0.363784327
87,808 155,384 243,192 0.361064509
88,952 156,751 245,703 0.362030582
90,700 159,344 250,044 0.362736158
94,228 166,511 260,739 0.361388208
99,754 175,061 274,815 0.362986009
107,390 187,618 295,008 0.364024026
111,958 198,044 310,002 0.361152509

lecular Physics, 40.0804 Elementary Particle Physics, 40.0806 Nuclear Physics, 40.0807 Optics/Optical
Physics, 40.0807 Optics/Optical Sciences, 40.0808 Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 40.0810
and Materials Physics, 40.0810 Theoretical and Mathematical Physics, 40.0899 Physics, Other
, 40.0899 Physics, Other