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Women in Engineering

Bucking national trends, women make up more than 33% of engineering undergraduates and 31% of graduate student engineers at Rice University. That’s because women engineers find a supportive environment at Rice Engineering bolstered by talented faculty who are comprised of 20% women, ranking 8th in the nation.

Facts & Rankings

  • Ranked 8th in the nation with 20% female faculty*
  • Ranked 12th in the nation with 31% female graduate students*
  • 33% engineering undergraduates are women (national average is approximately 20%)
  • 34% engineering bachelor’s degrees in academic year 2017-18 were awarded to women
  • 28% engineering graduate degrees in academic year 2017-18 were awarded to women

*among self-reporting AAU institutions (Fall 2018)

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