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PACW's 2007 Report on Women at UW

Students

Undergraduate Students

Source: Registrar's Offices of Seattle, Bothell, and Tacoma campuses.

Overview of Enrollment by Campus

Data are from Autumn 2006 and reflect full time and part time students.

Of the 27,836 undergraduate students at UW Seattle campus, 14,424 (52%) are women; 468 (2%) are African-American women; 3830 (14%) are Asian women; 90 (<1%) are Hawaiian/Pacific Islander women; 703 (3%) are Hispanic women; and 179 (1%) are Native American women.

Of the 1443 undergraduate students at UW Bothell campus, 815 (56%) are women; 19 (1%) are African-American women; 101 (7%) are Asian women; 5 (<1%) are Hawaiian/Pacific Islander women; 29 (2%) are Hispanic women; and 10 (1%) are Native American women.

Of the 1856 undergraduate students at UW Tacoma campus, 1114 (60%) are women; 71 (4%) are African-American women; 121 (7%) are Asian women; 14 (1%) are Hawaiian/Pacific Islander women; 60 (3%) are Hispanic women; and 22 (1%) are Native American women.

Degrees Conferred: Overview

Source: Registrar's Office abridged spreadsheet.
Data reflect Summer 2005 to Spring 2006.

Between Summer 2005 and Spring 2006, 8306 Bachelor's Degrees were conferred by UW: 4437 (53%) to women; 147 (2%) to African-American women; 157 (2%) to Hispanic women; 1007 (12%) to Asian women; 50 (1%) to Native American women; and 22 (<1%) to Hawaiian/Pacific Islander women.

Degrees Conferred: Seattle Campus

There are 14 schools/colleges at UW Seattle campus that confer Bachelor's Degrees. Of those, the College of Arts and Sciences conferred 5094 degrees, or 61% of the total degrees conferred by UW, by far the most of any school/college. The other two schools conferring a large number of degrees were the Business School and the College of Engineering. The Business School conferred 715 degrees, or 9% of the total, and the College of Engineering conferred 620 degrees, or 7% of the total.

The following overview of degrees conferred on women by all 14 schools/colleges is presented from the least absolute number of degrees conferred on women to the greatest.

  • School of Dentistry
    • Women earned all 3 degrees conferred by the School of Dentistry; Black women earned 1 (33%).
  • The Information School
    • Women earned 9 (18%) of the 50 degrees conferred by the Information School; Asian women earned 4 (8%).
  • Interschool or Intercollege Programs
    • Women earned 13 (41%) of the 32 degrees conferred by Interschool or Intercollege Programs; Asian women earned 3 (9%), and Hispanic women earned 1 (3%).
  • School of Public Health and Community Medicine
    • Women earned 22 (76%) of the 29 degrees conferred by the School of Public Health and Community Medicine; Asian women earned 9 (31%).
  • College of Ocean and Fisheries Sciences
    • Women earned 23 (56%) of the 41 degrees conferred by the College of Ocean and Fisheries Sciences; Asian women earned 1 (2%).
  • College of Forest Resources
    • Women earned 24 (46%) of the 52 degrees conferred by the College of Forest Resources; Black women earned 2 (4%), and American Indian women earned 1 (2%) .
  • Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Studies
    • Women earned 31 (62%) of the 50 degrees conferred by Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Studies; Asian women earned 3 (6%), Hispanic women earned 2 (4%), and American Indian women earned 1 (2%).
  • School of Social Work
    • Women earned 40 (44%) of the 91 degrees conferred by the School of Social Work; Asian women earned 13 (27%), Black women earned 1 (2%), Hispanic women earned 5 (10%), and American Indian women earned 1 (2%).
  • The College of Architecture and Urban Planning
    • Women earned 45 (32%) of the 141 degrees conferred by the College of Architecture and Urban Planning; Asian women earned 10 (7%), and Hispanic women earned 1 (1%).
  • The School of Medicine
    • Women earned 49 (57%) of the 86 degrees conferred by the School of Medicine; Asian women earned 10 (12%), Black women earned 4 (5%), Hispanic women earned 3 (3%), and American Indian women earned 2 (2%).
  • School of Nursing
    • Women earned 82 (90%) of the 91 degrees conferred by the School of Nursing; Asian women earned 16 (18%), Black women earned 8 (9%), Hispanic women earned 1 (1%), and Pacific Islander women earned 1 (1%).
  • College of Engineering
    • Women earned 112 (18%) of the 620 degrees conferred by the College of Engineering; Asian women earned 41 (7%); Black women earned 3 (<1%); Hispanic women earned 3 (<1%); and Pacific Islander women earned 1 (<1%).
  • The Business School
    • Women earned 341 (48%) of the 715 degrees conferred by the Business School; Asian women earned 114 (16%); Black women earned 6 (1%); Hispanic women earned 10 (1%); American Indian women earned 3 (<1%); and Pacific Islander women earned 1 (<1%).
  • College of Arts and Sciences
    • Women earned 2876 (56%) of the 5094 degrees conferred by the College of Arts and Sciences; Asian women earned 678 (13%); Black women earned 79 (2%); Hispanic women earned 110 (2%); American Indian women earned 35 (1%); and Pacific Islander women earned 14 (<1%).

*If a minority class is not noted in the above analysis, no woman from that class earned a Bachelor's Degree from that school/college.

Degrees Conferred: Bothell Campus

Women earned 342 (60%) of the 573 Bachelor's Degrees conferred by UW Bothell; Asian women earned 63 (11%); Black women earned 12 (2%); Hispanic women earned 9 (2%); Pacific Islander women earned 3 (1%); American Indian women earned 0.

Degrees Conferred: Tacoma Campus

Women earned 425 (63%) of the 680 Bachelor's Degrees conferred by UW Tacoma; Asian women earned 42 (6%); Black women earned 31 (5%); Hispanic women earned 12 (2%); American Indian women earned 8 (1%); and Pacific Islander women earned 2 (<1%).

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Graduate Students

Source: The Graduate School

Enrollment

Analyses reflect Autumn 2006 and include full time and part time students in schools/colleges enrolling > 100 women. The minority designation “Hawaiian/Pacific Islander” is not represented in the analyses of Seattle campus schools/colleges as all schools enrolled <1% of this minority.
Students pursuing professional law (JD), medicine (MD), or dentistry (DDS) degrees are not included in these analyses but are included in the next section.

Overview
For all 3 campuses, a total of 5757 (55%) of the 10,539 students enrolled in the Graduate School are women; 171 (2%) are African American women; 530 (5%) are Asian American women; 222 (2%) are Hispanic American women; 65 (1%) are Native American women; and 10 (<1%) are Hawaiian/Pacific Islander women.

Seattle Campus

Highest Percentages
The School of Nursing enrolled the highest percentage of female graduate students: 366 (90%) of their 406 enrollees were women. The school with the next highest enrollment of women graduate students is the School of Social Work: 349 (81%) of its 432 enrollees were women. Other schools with high percentages of women enrollees include the Information School with women representing 355 (72%) of its 490 enrollees; the College of Education with women representing 512 (72%) of its 712 enrollees; and the Evans School of Public Affairs with women representing 203 (70%) of its 290 enrollees.

The School of Social Work enrolled the highest percentage of African American and Native American women. Of its 432 enrollees, 33 (8%) were African American women and 12 (3%) were Native American women. The School of Social Work also enrolled the highest percentage of Asian American women along with the Evans School of Public Affairs, and the highest percentage of Hispanic American women along with the College of Education and the Evans School of Public Affairs. In the School of Social Work, 40 (9%) of its enrollees were Asian American and 19 (4%) of its enrollees were Hispanic American. Of the 290 enrollees in the Evans School of Public Affairs, 26 (9%) were Asian American, and 11 (4%) were Hispanic American. Of the 712 enrollees in the College of Education, 29 (4%) were Hispanic American.

Lowest Percentages
The College of Engineering enrolled the lowest percentage of women graduate students: 295 (24%) of its 1243 enrollees were women. The Business School enrolled the next lowest percentage of women graduate students: 265 (34%) of its 782 enrollees were women.

Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs and the College of Ocean and Fishery Sciences both enrolled <1% African American women: 3 of the 636 enrollees in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs were African American women and 1 of the 225 College of Ocean and Fishery Sciences enrollees was an African American woman. Of the 222 enrollees in the College of Ocean and Fishery Sciences, 4 (2%) were Asian American women. The College of Ocean and Fishery Sciences and The College of Engineering enrolled <1% Hispanic American women: 1 of the 225 enrollees in the College of Ocean and Fishery Sciences was a Hispanic woman and 4 of the 1243 enrollees in the College of Engineering were Hispanic American women. Several schools/colleges enrolled <1% Native American women, including The College of Architecture and Urban Planning (1/340); the College of Arts and Sciences – Humanities (0/453); the College of Arts and Sciences – Sciences (1/1084); the Business School (0/782); the College of Engineering (2/1243); the School of Nursing (2/406); the College of Ocean and Fishery Sciences (0/225); and the Evans School of Public Affairs (1/290).

Tacoma Campus

Among graduate students enrolled at Tacoma campus, 299 (68%) of the 437 are women, 17 (4%) are African American women, 18 (4%) are Asian American women, 19 (4%) are Hispanic American women, 6 (1%) are Native American women, and 1 (<1%) is a Hawaiian/Pacific Islander woman.

Bothell Campus

Among graduate students enrolled at Bothell campus, 148 (64%) of the 232 are women, 0 (<1%) are African American women, 8 (3%) are Asian American women, 5 (2%) are Hispanic American women, 1 (<1%) is a Native American woman, and none are Hawaiian/Pacific Islander women.

Degrees Conferred

Data reflect Summer 2005 through Spring 2006.

Overview of Graduate Degrees Conferred
The UW granted a total of 2885 Master’s degrees and 614 Doctoral degrees. Of those, women earned 1584 (55%) of the Master’s degrees and 289 (47%) of the Doctoral Degrees; African American women earned 32 (1%) of the Master’s degrees and 2 (<1%) of the Doctoral degrees; Asian American women earned 165 (6%) of the Master’s degrees and 21 (3%) of the Doctoral degrees; Hispanic American women earned 59 (2%) of the Master’s degrees and 10 (2%) of the Doctoral degrees; Native American women earned 16 (1%) of the Master’s degrees and 1 (<1%) of the Doctoral degrees; and Hawaiian/Pacific Islander women earned 4 (<1%) of the Master’s degrees and 0 Doctoral degrees.

Graduate Degrees Conferred by School/College: UW Seattle Campus
*Analysis only includes schools/colleges which granted >25 Master’s degrees and >10 Doctoral degrees.

Highest Percentages
The School of Medicine (not including MDs) granted the highest percentage of Master’s degrees to women: 36 (92%) of its 39 Master’s degrees were earned by women. The School of Nursing granted the next highest percentage of Master’s to women: 71 (91%) of its 78 Master’s degrees were earned by women. The School of Nursing also granted the highest percentage of Doctoral degrees to women: 13 (93%) of its 14 Doctoral degrees were earned by women. The School of Public Health and Community Medicine granted the next highest percentage of Doctoral degrees earned by women: 17 (68%) of its 25 Doctoral degrees were earned by women.

Lowest Percentages
*Analysis only includes schools/colleges which granted >25 Master’s degrees and >10 Doctoral degrees.

The College of Engineering granted the lowest percentage of Master’s and Doctoral degrees to women: 77 (27%) of its 288 Master’s degrees were earned by women, and 19 (21%) of its 89 Doctoral degrees were earned by women. The Business School granted the next lowest percentage of Master’s degrees to women: 129 (28%) of its 459 Master’s degrees were earned by women.

Graduate Degrees Conferred: Bothell and Tacoma Campuses

Tacoma campus granted 95 (71%) of its 134 Master’s degrees to women, and Bothell campus granted 66 (65%) of its 102 Master’s degrees to women. Neither campus granted any Doctoral degrees.

Professional Degrees

School of Law
Source: Director of Academic Services in the School of Law.
Enrollment data reflect Autumn 2006 and degrees granted data reflect Summer 2005 to Spring 2006.

The School of Law enrolls 638 students pursuing JD degrees: 350 (55%) are women; 9 (1%) are Black women; 10 (2%) are American Indian women; 14 (2%) are Asian women; 12 (2%) are Hispanic women.

The School of Law granted 178 JD degrees: 104 (58%) to women; 1 (1%) to a Black woman; 2 (1%) to American Indian women; 9 (5%) to Asian women; and 2 (1%) to Hispanic women.

School of Medicine
Source: Registrar in the School of Medicine.
Enrollment data reflect Autumn 2006 and degrees granted data reflect June 2006.

The School of Medicine enrolls 806 students pursuing MD degrees: 415 (51%) are women; 8 (1%) are Black women; 10 (1%) are Native American women; 73 (9%) are Asian women; 17 (2%) are Hispanic women; and 2 (<1%) are Pacific Islander women.

The School of Medicine granted 180 MD degrees, 108 (60%) to women.

School of Dentistry
Source: Registrar in the School of Dentistry.
Enrollment data reflect Autumn 2006 and degrees granted data reflect June 2006.

There are 220 students enrolled in the School of Dentistry, 79 (36%) of whom are women. Of the total number of students, 25 (11%) are Asian women, 2 (1%) are Black women, 4 (2%) are Hispanic women, and 1 (<1%) is an American Indian woman,.

In 2006, 53 students graduated from the School of Dentistry with a DDS degree, 23 (42%) of whom were women. Of those graduates, 6 (11%) were Asian women, and 1 (2%) was a Black woman.

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