In preparation for SWE’s Congressional Outreach Day in Washington, DC, March 27-28, 2019, 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. In addition, we’ve collected some graphs to help illustrate general trends around women in STEM.
The data below, 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.