Annual Graduate Sociology Enrollments by Gender

This graph tracks fall graduate enrollments in sociology gender over a 20-year period between 1990 and 2010. During this time, the gap between male and female enrollment in graduate sociology widened considerably. Between 1999 and 2010, women almost consistently represented about 64 percent of the share of graduate sociology enrollments while males represented about 36 percent. By 2008, female graduate enrollments in sociology were nearly 40 percent larger than what it was in 1990, while in contrast, male enrollment was about five percent less.

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Source: National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, Survey of Graduate Students and Post-doctorates in Science and Engineering (graduate student survey) (Arlington, VA: NSF, 2011). Retrieved from

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