Engineering by the Numbers
2015 report on engineering demographics by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), which highlights that women now account for almost 20% of bachelors degrees in Engineering, and about 25% of masters degrees. Women are now almost 16% of engineering faculty - a small but growing number. The most common engineering degrees for women continue to be quite different than the most common engineering degrees overall. The most common engineering degrees were Mechanical, Civil, and Electrical Engineering, while the most common degree areas for women were Environmental, Biomedical, and Biological and Agricultural Engineering. The LEAST common degrees for women were Computer, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering. The portion of engineering degrees awarded to Black/African American students has dropped to 3.5% after hovering between 4 and 5% over the last decade. However, Latino/Hispanic share of engineering degrees continues to rise every year and is now 10%, growing from 6% in 2006.