Figure D-1. Female share of S&E graduate students, by field: 1994 and 2004
SOURCE: National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering, 1994 and 2004.
Women constituted a greater percentage of graduate students in S&E in 2004 (42 percent) than in 1994 (37 percent).
- Women accounted for more than half of all graduate students in some science fields. In 2004, women made up 74 percent of the graduate students in psychology, 56 percent in biological sciences, and 53 percent in social sciences.
- Women accounted for 22 percent of graduate students in engineering and 27 percent of graduate students in computer sciences in 2004.
- Roughly 30–45 percent of the graduate students in most other science fields were female.