Numbers in the News

Rachel Alexander

1943

Year when joint male-female instruction began at Harvard University

1977

Year when Radcliffe College signed an agreement with Harvard, allowing women to be jointly enrolled in both schools

1999

Year when Harvard fully integrated Radcliffe College, allowing women to be completely enrolled at Harvard

50

Percentage of female students at Harvard (Source: College Board)

50.4

Percentage of science and engineering bachelor’s degrees earned by women in 2004 (Source: The National Academy Press)

43.6

Percentage of science and engineering master’s degrees earned by women in 2004

10

Percentage of full-time senior faculty positions held by women in physical science in 2003

6.4

Percentage of full-time senior faculty positions held by women in engineering in 2003