Graduate Enrollments Since 1990 by Enrollment Status and Gender


This table shows graduate enrollments in sociology by status and gender between 1990 and 2010. While female enrollments among both part-time and full-time students increased during this time, male enrollment almost consistently declined. By the mid-90s, women represented over 60 percent of the share of enrollment in graduate sociology, both for full-time and part-time students.

 

   Enrollment Year Full-Time Students  Part-Time Students Total Enrollment
  Female Male   Female Male   Female Male
  1990 3,484 53.9% 2,974 46.1%   1,476 58.9% 1,031 41.1%   4,960 4,005
  1991 3,473 52.8% 3,100 47.2%   1,628 59.9% 1,091 40.1%   5,101 4,191
  1992 3,921 55.1% 3,199 44.9%   1,763 61.4% 1,107 38.6%   5,684 4,306
  1993 4,190 57.7% 3,074 42.3%   1,890 61.0% 1,206 39.0%   6,080 4,280
  1994 4,420 59.6% 2,993 40.4%   1,911 62.2% 1,161 37.8%   6,331 4,154
  1995 4,367 59.4% 2,988 40.6%   1,970 62.5% 1,180 37.5%   6,337 4,168
  1996 4,283 59.2% 2,947 40.8%   2,043 65.5% 1,075 34.5%   6,326 4,022
  1997 4,450 60.3% 2,933 39.7%   1,943 65.2% 1,035 34.8%   6,393 3,968
  1998 4,367 61.7% 2,708 38.3%   1,851 65.2% 989 34.8%   6,218 3,697
  1999 4,304 63.3% 2,492 36.7%   1,905 65.4% 1,006 34.6%   6,209 3,498
  2000 4,206 63.4% 2,429 36.6%   1,837 66.5% 925 33.5%   6,043 3,354
  2001 4,306 64.0% 2,419 36.0%   1,926 66.5% 969 33.5%   6,232 3,388
  2002 4,467 63.9% 2,525 36.1%   1,754 65.6% 919 34.4%   6,221 3,444
  2003 4,652 64.2% 2,590 35.8%   1,755 66.0% 903 34.0%   6,407 3,493
  2004 4,561 64.9% 2,465 35.1%   1,780 66.2% 907 33.8%   6,341 3,372
  2005 4,586 63.6% 2,629 36.4%   1,752 66.1% 899 33.9%   6,338 3,528
  2006 4,603 63.4% 2,658 36.6%   1,737 66.5% 874 33.5%   6,340 3,532
  2007 4,555 63.5% 2,623 36.5%   2,063 65.6% 1,083 34.4%   6,618 3,706
  2008 4,746 63.3% 2,757 36.7%   2,118 67.2% 1,034 32.8%   6,864 3,791
  2009 4,535 62.1% 2,772 37.9%   1,995 66.5% 1,005 33.5%   6,530 3,777
  2010 4,662 63.1% 2,731 36.9%   1,882 66.8% 937 33.2%   6,544 3,668
  2011 4,602 62.9% 2,719 37.1%   1,787 67.7% 851 32.3%   6,389 3,570

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Source: Source: National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering (graduate student survey) (Arlington, VA: NSF, 2013).