Statistics on Women in Engineering

Enrollment at the Cockrell School includes 28 percent women at the undergraduate level (20 percent of the undergraduate women are from underrepresented ethnic groups) and 22 percent women at the graduate level. Women earned 25 percent of undergraduate engineering degrees last year. Additional statistics are available on enrollment by classification and major.

The Women in Engineering Program (WEP) was established in 1992 to:

  • recruit and retain female engineering students
  • increase the percentage of female engineering graduates
  • and provide a supportive structure that encourages the success of women in the Cockrell School of Engineering at UT.

Currently, undergraduate women account for 28 percent of the nearly 6,200 undergraduate students and 22 percent of the over 2,100 graduate students at the Cockrell School. 

For detailed information on Fall 2017 enrollment, historical trends by department, and graduation rates, check out the EOE and WEP Recruiting Diverse Engineering Students presentation.

See additional statistics on female enrollment below.

 

Female Undergraduate Enrollment by Major, Fall 2014 through Fall 2017

bar chart image of undergraduate female enrollment

 

First-year Female Undergraduate Enrollment, 1990-2017

graph of historical first-year female undergraduate enrollment

 

Overall Female Undergraduate Enrollment, 1990-2017

graph of overall female undergraduate enrollment


Undergraduate URM Female Enrollment, Fall 2017

graph of undergraduate underrepresented ethnic minority female enrollment


Undergraduate BS Engineering Degrees Awarded to Women, 1991-2017

graph of undergraduate bs engineering degrees awarded to women

 

National Comparison of Undergraduate Graduation Rates of Women

graph of national comparison of undergraduate bs engineering degrees awarded to women

 

Female Graduate Enrollment by Major, Fall 2017

bar chart image of female graduate enrollment by major

 

Overall Female Graduate Enrollment, 1990-2017

graph of overall female graduate enrollment 

For detailed statistics, check out the EOE and WEP Recruiting Diverse Engineering Students presentation.

 

WEP Initiatives

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WEP Contact

Tricia Berry, Director
Women in Engineering Program

Phone: 512-471-5650

E-mail: tsberry@mail.utexas.edu

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