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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 2013

More Women are Enrolled then Men in Minnesota at All Levels of Postsecondary Education, Fall 2013


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.).

Source: Minnesota Office of Higher Education


Enrollment by Gender in Minnesota, Fall 2013

Undergraduate Graduate* Total
Women 156,020 55% 26,334 59% 182,354 56%
Men 125,137 45% 18,174 41% 143,311 44%
Total 281,157 100% 44,508 100% 325,665 100%

Capella and Walden Universities Only*, Fall 2013

Undergraduate Graduate* Total
Women 11,512 72% 52,432 77% 63,944 76%
Men 4,456 28% 15,382 23% 19,838 24%
Total 15,968 100% 67,814 100% 83,782 100%

*Capella and Walden Universites (headquartered in Minnesota) report their nationwide enrollment.


Minnesota Undergraduate Enrollment by Gender, 2004-2013

Minnesota Undergraduate Enrollment by Gender, 2004-2013

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

Source: Minnesota Office of Higher Education

 

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