Dartmouth Graduates Majority-Female Engineering Class

Dartmouth College granted 54% of its undergraduate engineering degrees to women this past June, making it the first American research university to award more bachelor’s degrees in engineering to women than men.

Nationally, the proportion of women earning undergraduate degrees in engineering averages 19 percent, according to data from the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).

“By thinking creatively about the content, context, and delivery of engineering education, Dartmouth has achieved a milestone,” said Norman Fortenberry, executive director of the ASEE. “Other engineering colleges must now match this achievement.”

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