In the media: Colleges and the gender question
The Green Bay Press-Gazette on Sunday (May 6) carried an in-depth story on a topic that’s received a lot of attention in recent years — the gender balance at colleges and universities. Many schools are finding women significantly outnumber men in their numbers as students and graduates — and UW-Green Bay is no exception. Last year, about 68 percent of graduates here were women, which is similar to the ratio for both St. Norbert College (60 percent) and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (65 percent). The Press-Gazette story also examined what women study, and found that the percentage of female Natural and Applied Sciences majors (including Math) at UW-Green Bay rose steadily through the 1990s before leveling off in the mid-2000s. An interesting look at the issue; read more.