NSF report: Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering

The NSF report provides statistical information about the participation of women, minorities and persons with disabilities in science and engineering education and employment.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has released its report, Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering, which provides statistical information about the participation of women, minorities and persons with disabilities in science and engineering education and employment. Its primary purpose is to serve as an information source.

This digest highlights key statistics drawn from a wide variety of data sources. Data and figures in this digest are organized into six topical areas — enrollment, field of degree, employment status, occupation, academic employment and persons with disabilities. Surveys conducted by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) at the NSF provided a large portion of the data used in this report.

Online, the reader is invited to explore trends in greater depth through detailed data tables and interactive graphics. Technical notes and other online resources are provided to aid in interpreting the data. The data tables are available both in PDF format and as Excel files for easy viewing, printing and downloading.