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Gender

Enrollment statistics at a glance

Women continue to constitute a majority of students attending postsecondary education as they have since 1982. Academic programs in education, health sciences and psychology attract large percentages of women students. These professions require postsecondary education for employment.

More Women than Men Enroll in Minnesota at All Levels of Postsecondary Education, Fall 2015

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Certificate includes all non-degree awards below the bachelor's degree level.

Doctorate includes both research doctor's degrees (Ph.D., E.D., etc.) and professional degrees (J.D., M.D., etc.).

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Source: Minnesota Office of Higher Education


Minnesota Undergraduate Enrollment by Gender, Fall 2006 to 2015

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Does not include high school students or online only institutions (Capella and Walden).

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Source: Minnesota Office of Higher Education


Minnesota Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015
Includes both undergraduate and graduate students
Public Institutions
2007 2009 2011 2013 2015
Men Women Men Women Men Women Men Women Men Women
State Colleges52,62765,18260,71572,77460,45273,98057,65671,68654,46967,278
State Universities28,39236,22730,48037,88130,93938,60829,64337,93528,54937,547
University of Minnesota30,98833,83332,19734,32133,11635,09832,80734,30131,80533,961
Total Public111,997135,242123,392144,976124,507147,686120,106143,922114,823138,786
Private Institutions
2007 2009 2011 2013 2015
Men Women Men Women Men Women Men Women Men Women
Colleges & Universities25,60040,19526,10740,25625,58239,80425,24939,66425,56240,373
Career Schools8,59815,18012,88323,38410,21618,8857,71313,7625,81110,414
Online Schools*13,67037,25117,64452,93420,26563,62219,83863,94420,06565,499
Graduate & Professional Schools1,7851,8011,5251,5671,3981,4191,2931,5531,1651,352
Total Private49,65394,42758,159118,14157,461123,73054,093118,92352,603117,638
All Minnesota Institutions
2007 2009 2011 2013 2015
Men Women Men Women Men Women Men Women Men Women
Total161,650229,669181,551263,117181,968274,416174,199262,845167,426256,424
Percent41%59%42%58%40%60%40%60%40%60%

*Includes Capella and Walden Universities; two online only institutions with mainly out-of-state graduate students.

Source: Office of Higher Education


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