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Science, Engineering Studies Are Still a Hard Sell to Women

Wall Street Journal, April 11, 2017 Computer science and engineering are gaining in popularity as undergraduate and graduate courses of study. But in a trend that could further solidify for decades a gender-based earnings gap, men continue to flock to those lucrative disciplines in significantly larger numbers than women. Nearly half of all bachelor’s degrees earned in the sciences and engineering…

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More female leaders in science and tech urged

USA Today, June 15, 2016 An estimated 11.5 million females now attend college, outnumbering men at 8.7 million, federal statistics show. But young women are not earning many advanced math and science degrees. A 2015 report from the non-profit National Student Clearinghouse Research Center found that women earned just 21% of computer science doctoral degrees in 2014,…

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College Enrollment Continues Its Slide

Enrollment Falls 1.9 Percent from Last Spring, Mostly among Older Students HERNDON, VA, MAY 14, 2015 – Spring postsecondary enrollments continue to decline, according to the just-released Spring Current Term Enrollment Estimates from the National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™. College enrollments in spring 2015 totaled just under 18.6 million, down 1.9 percent compared to spring…

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STEM on the Rise: Science and Engineering Degrees Increase in the Past 10 Years

Women Lose Ground at Bachelor’s Level, Gain Ground at the Doctoral Level HERNDON, VA, JAN. 27, 2015 – In the first national-level view of science and engineering degrees awarded in 2013-14, including advanced degrees, the National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™ found that from 2004 to 2014, the prevalence of science and engineering (S&E) degrees increased…

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Postsecondary Student Enrollments Continue Decline

According to the National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™, Overall College Enrollments Decreased 1.3 Percent HERNDON, VA, DEC. 11, 2014 – For the third straight year, postsecondary enrollments have declined by more than 1 percent, according to the just-released Fall Current Term Enrollment Estimates from the National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™. Although this year’s rate of…

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Downward Trend in College Enrollments Shows Signs of Slowing

National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™ Report Shows Only Slight Decrease Compared to Last Year HERNDON, VA, MAY 15, 2014 – In the current term, college enrollments continued to decline, but at a slower rate than in recent terms, according to the just-released Spring Current Term Enrollment Estimates from the National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™. In…

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College Students Still on the Move in 2012-13

Number of Students Enrolled in More than One Institution Remains at High Water-Mark Set During 2011-12 School Year, Reports National Student Clearinghouse™ Research Center® HERNDON, VA, MAY 6, 2014 – The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center reports that just over 9 percent of all students attended more than one institution during the 2012-2013 academic year.…

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