Science and Engineering Degrees as Percentage of All Degrees (2004 2014)

January 30, 2015

From 2004 to 2014, the share of bachelor’s degrees earned by women decreased in all seven S&E disciplines.

Report Highlights:

  • From 2004 to 2014, science and engineering degrees increased in prevalence for both genders. The trend was driven by growth in the so-called “hard sciences.”
  • In 2014, women earned 49 percent of all S&E bachelor’s degrees, 43 percent of S&E master’s degrees, and 40 percent of S&E doctoral degrees.
  • From 2004 to 2014, the share of bachelor’s degrees earned by women decreased in all seven S&E disciplines.
  • From 2004 to 2014, the share of master’s degrees accounted for by women increased in three S&E disciplines and decreased in four.
  • From 2004 to 2014, women made the largest gains at the doctoral level. The share of doctoral degrees earned by women increased in five S&E disciplines.
Source: 
National Student Clearinghouse