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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.

More Women are Enrolled then Men in Minnesota at All Levels of Postsecondary Education, Fall 2012

More Women are Enrolled then Men in Minnesota at All Levels of Postsecondary Education, Fall 2012


Certificates/Diploma 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.).


Enrollment by Gender, Fall 2012

Undergraduate Graduate* Total
Women 190,023 56% 78,925 70% 268,948 60%
Men 146,466 44% 34,037 30% 180,503 40%
Total 336,489 100% 112,962 100% 449,451 100%

There were 3,656 students whose gender was not reported.

*Graduate enrollments include students enrolled in Capella and Walden Universities which offer only online programs and report their nationwide enrollment. Most of their students are enrolled from out of state. There were 52,488 women and 15,639 men enrolled in graduate programs at those two universities.


Enrollment Trends by Gender in Minnesota, 2003-2012

Enrollment Trends by Gender in Minnesota, 2003-2012


Enrollment in Minnesota Postsecondary Institutions by Single Years of Age, Student Level, Gender (tab-delimited text file)

 

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