ERIC Number: ED427958
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jan-15
Reference Count: N/A
Despite Increases, Women and Minorities Still Underrepresented in Undergraduate and Graduate S&E Education. Division of Science Resources Studies Data Brief.
Participation of women and minorities in science and engineering (S&E) higher education continues to rise, yet this involvement is not yet equivalent to their representation in the U.S. population of 18-30-year-olds. This data brief gives statistical information on enrollment and degree attainment among women and minorities at the undergraduate and graduate levels in 1995 and also compares trends in the data from 1985-1995. The number of S&E bachelor's degrees earned by women and underrepresented minorities increased between the 1980s and mid-1990s. Although still underrepresented in S&E in 1995, the number of S&E bachelor's degrees received by women (175,931) was a 36-percent increase over the number earned a decade earlier (128,871). The number of underrepresented minorities earning S&E doctorates rose 68 percent from 711 in 1985 to 1,194 in 1995. (Author/WRM)
Descriptors: College Graduates, Doctoral Degrees, Engineering Education, Females, Higher Education, Masters Degrees, Minority Groups, Nondiscriminatory Education, Science Education, Sex Fairness, Undergraduate Study
National Science Foundation, Div. of Science Resources Studies, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230-9966; Tel: 301-947-2722; Web site: http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/srs/
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Resources Studies.