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News Release 17-010

NCSES publishes latest Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering report

Report from NCSES, a division of NSF, provides data on the U.S. science and engineering enterprise

The WMPD report is part of NSF's congressionally mandated mission to broaden participation in science and engineering.

The report is part of NSF's congressionally mandated mission to broaden participation in science and engineering.

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In 2015, women and some minority groups were represented less in science and engineering (S&E) occupations than they were in the U.S. general population.

In 2015, women and some minority groups were represented less in science and engineering (S&E) occupations than they were in the U.S. general population.

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Some groups have disproportionately low representation in science and engineering (S&E) compared to the U.S. population.

Some groups have disproportionately low representation in science and engineering (S&E) compared to the U.S. population. Groups like Asians and whites have higher representation.

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In 2015, scientists and engineers had a lower rate of unemployment than the U.S. general population. But underrepresented minority women had higher rates than did white or Asian men and women.

In 2015, scientists and engineers had a lower rate of unemployment than the U.S. general population. But underrepresented minority women had higher rates than did white or Asian men and women.

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Women earn nearly half of S&E bachelor's degrees. While their proportion of degrees in nearly every field has increased over time, their participation in different fields continues to vary.

Women earn nearly half of S&E bachelor's degrees. While their proportion of degrees in nearly every field has increased over time, their participation in different fields continues to vary.

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Students with disabilities are about as likely as those without to enroll in science and engineering (S&E) fields and slightly more likely to attend 2-year schools.

Students with disabilities are about as likely as those without to enroll in science and engineering (S&E) fields and slightly more likely to attend 2-year schools.

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Over a decade, Hispanic women's share of bachelor's degrees rose in several fields.

Over a decade, Hispanic women's share of bachelor's degrees rose in several fields.

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In 2014, as in past years, undergraduate enrollment patterns varied among racial and ethnic groups.

In 2014, as in past years, undergraduate enrollment patterns varied among racial and ethnic groups.

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