Education & Education Reform

While women have made enormous strides in higher education, progress has been uneven. Women now receive a majority of undergraduate degrees but disparities remain, particularly at graduate, doctoral and post-doctoral levels. Colleges and universities still reflect inequities based on race, ability, geography and income. And more efforts must focus on advancing women and women of color into tenured and leadership positions with institutions of higher learning.

There is growing concern about the rising cost of higher education and how to improve quality and access. The financial crisis of 2008-09 has shrunk many endowment funds and reduced the number of scholarships available as well as making state and community colleges more competitive and less accessible. The effects of corporatization on college campuses are also a source of concern for the quality and independence of scholarship, including for women’s studies and other inter-disciplinary programs.

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By Quailan Pantin, Programs Intern                              ...
Pew Research Center released a report in May 2013 titled, Record Share of New Mothers are College Educated.  The report explored changing...
Since 1960, when women only accounted for 39 percent of the undergraduate population, women’s relative numbers in college have steadily...

News

  • June 9, 2010

    Women's eNews: The Patsy Takemoto Mink Fellowship, named after the former Congresswoman from Hawaii, assists low-income women in gaining an education by awarding scholarships to needy women who are fighting for access to education. Mink strongly...


  • April 16, 2010

    Increasing numbers of women are heading to business school due to a weakened economy, the flexibility the degree affords and an effort by universities to actively recruit more female students. According to the...


  • April 12, 2010

    For decades, M.B.A. programs have failed to attract a critical mass of female students, even as admissions offices scramble to target their recruiting practices at women.

    The numbers of women pursuing...


  • March 12, 2010

    Universitywide, slightly more than a quarter of Harvard faculty members are women, an all-time high, with the senior faculty accounting for most of the increase. Women also lead the engineering school, the law school, the education school, Harvard...


  • March 5, 2010

    The quiet revolution that has seen women across the developed world catch up with men in the work force and in education has also touched science, that most stubbornly male bastion.