Historical Data

Education

  • Bachelors degrees awarded 1966-2004, by sex (Fig.)
  • Female share of Science and Engineering post-doctoral fellows: 1995 & 2005 (Fig.)
  • Female Doctoral recipients by field of study: 2005
  • Doctoral degrees in S&E and non-S&E fields 1966-2005, by sex (Fig.)
  • Intentions of freshmen to major in S&E fields, by race/ethnicity and sex: 2004 (Table)
  • Enrollment status of Science and Engineering graduate students, by field and sex: 2005 (Table)
  • Bachelor's, master's, and doctor's degrees conferred, by sex of student and field of study: 2004–05 (Table
  • Degrees in the biological and biomedical sciences, by level of degree and sex of student: Selected years, 1951–52 through 2004–05 (Table
  • Degrees in engineering and engineering technologies, by level of degree and sex of student: Selected years, 1949–50 through 2004–05 (Table
  • Degrees in the physical sciences and science technologies, by level of degree and sex of student: Selected years, 1959–60 through 2004–05 (Table
  • Degrees in chemistry, geology, and physics, by level of degree: 1970–71 through 2004–05 (Table)
  • Degrees in mathematics and statistics, by level of degree and sex of student: Selected years, 1949–50 through 2004–05 (Table)
  • Degrees in computer and information sciences, by level of degree and sex of student: 1970–71 through 2004–05 (Table)

Employment

  • S&E faculty, by sex and type of institution: 2003 (Fig.)
  • Representation of women MDs in academic medicine faculty positions, 1965-2004 (Fig.)
  • Proportion of women in academic medicine, by educational stage and rank (Fig.)
  • NIH  2nd Task Force on the Status of NIH Intramural Women  (May 2007) (pdf)
  • Education and Employment of Biological & Medical Scientists: Data from National Surveys (Fig.)

Salary, Funding, and Awards

Statistics Links

Reading

  • Beyond Bias and Barriers: Fulfilling the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering (link)
  • To Recruit and Advance: Women Students and Faculty in Science and Engineering (link)
  • Women Advancing Science, Handelsman J and Birgeneau R. Technology Review (link)

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