Interesting Fact of the Day - Coincidence?
As I reported yesterday, according to the Council of Graduate Schools' latest report (Table 2.13), there are four out of 11 graduate fields of study where men are over-represented by enrollment: Business, Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, and Physical and Earth Sciences, seven fields where women are over-represented: Arts and Humanities, Biology, Education, Health Sciences, Public Administration, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Other Fields.
For the four most math-intensive graduate fields of study, which are the fields where men are over-represented, the male-female ratio for enrolled graduate students is 1.70 to 1 (322,516 males to 189,372 females).
Interestingly, according to College Board data released this week, the male-female ratio for 2010 SAT math scores of 700 or above is 1.69 to 1 (65,606 males to 38,728 females).
Update: More women (827,197) than men (720,793) took the SAT test in 2010. At the highest test score of 800, the male-female ratio was 2.08 to 1 (8,072 males had perfect scores vs. 3,997 females).