Total Science & Engineering Degrees Conferred

Universities in and near Silicon Valley

Share of Science & Engineering Degrees Conferred to Women
In and Near Silicon Valley
1996 33%
2001 38%
2006 38%
2011 37%
2016 38%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics, IPEDS


Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies

Data are from the National Center for Education Statistics. Regional data for the Silicon Valley includes the following post-secondary institutions: Menlo College, Cogswell Polytechnic College, University of San Francisco, University of California (Berkeley, Davis, Santa Cruz, San Francisco), Santa Clara University, San Jose State University, San Francisco State University, Stanford University, and Golden Gate University. Beginning with the 2015 data, California State University-East Bay, International Technological University, Northwestern Polytechnic University, and Notre Dame de Namur University were added. The academic disciplines include: computer and information sciences, engineering, engineering-related technologies, biological sciences/life sciences, mathematics, physical sciences and science technologies. Data were analyzed based on 1st major and level of degree (bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate). The year listed represents the beginning of the school year (e.g., 2016 represents the 2016-2017 school year).

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