NSF data show women continue to gain in enrollments and degrees earned in science and engineering
According to the latest report released by the National Science Foundation, data shows a steady upward trend in students enrolling in and graduating from engineering and science programs, regardless of gender.
Every two years, the agency publishes, "Women, Minorities, and Persons With Disabilities in Science and Engineering," based on statistics that track enrollment and degrees awarded to both undergraduate and graduate students in American universities. The latest report includes data for 1997 through 2004.
Women especially gained ground in science classrooms.