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Which Colleges Are Best and Worst for Women in Computer Science?


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Analysis of U.S. Department of Education data by The Chronicle of Higher Education found only four colleges with at least 50 bachelor's degree recipients in computer science (CS) in 2016-2017 awarded more than half ot those degrees to women, and one of those institutions was a women's college. Only three colleges with at least 50 bachelor's degree recipients in engineering in the same period awarded more than half of those degrees to women.

The percentage of female bachelor's degree recipients was generally higher in engineering than in CS.

The top four-year public institution in terms of bachelor's degrees awarded to women in CS was Maryland’s Salisbury University, where women received 35.9% of 92 granted CS degrees. The top four-year private nonprofit institution was Wellesley College, where 100% of its 52 CS bachelor's degrees were awarded to women.

From The Chronicle of Higher Education
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