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More Women Receive PhDs Senior Faculty Still Rare
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More Women Receive Ph.D.s; Senior Faculty Still Rare

July 26, 2010
Although more women are earning Ph.D.'s in science and engineering fields (left-most bars), a relative few stay in academia to become full professors (right-most bars). This chart shows the percentage of women (compared to men) who earn Ph.D.'s and go on to assume faculty positions in those fields. Each horizontal stripe represents 10 percent.