Research Update: Percentage of Female Engineers and College Graduates Broken Down By State

This data will help SWE members meeting with elected officials to highlight the importance of increasing the number of women in engineering and technology.
Washington Update: Looking Forward to 2017

In preparation for SWE’s Congressional Outreach Day in Washington, DC, this month, SWE’s Senior Manager of Research Roberta Rincon pulled recent findings that summarize the percentage of female engineers employed in each state and the percentage of female college graduates from each state.

This data, pulled from the U.S. Census Bureau and a WebCASPAR - National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, IPEDS Completion Survey, will help equip the SWE members who will meet with their elected officials and highlight the importance of increasing the number of women in engineering and technology.

Top 5 U.S. States for Number of Engineering Bachelor's Degrees with Percent that are Women (2015)
California 11,254       20%
Texas 6,742               20%
New York 6,135         21%
Pennsylvania 5,764   22%
Florida 4,818             19%

Download and view the state-by-state breakdown of the percentage and number of females graduating with engineering degrees.

Top 5 U.S. States for Number of Engineers with Percent that are Women (2010)
California 256,500    14%
Texas 126,185          13%
Michigan 89,775       12%
New York 81,650       11%
Florida 72,955           12%

Download and view the state-by-state breakdown of the percentage of females employed as engineers.

For more information go to the Society of Women Engineers' research site.