NCWIT Scorecard: The Status of Women in Computing [2019 Update]

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The NCWIT Scorecard shows trends in girls' and women's participation in computing in the U.S. over time, providing a benchmark for measuring progress and identifying areas for improvement.

NCWIT supplies these data and embedded charts for the computing community free of charge. Below, you can download individual Excel workbooks for each sector (K12, post-secondary, workforce) or the entire .zip file. Feel free to use these data in reports, presentations, proposals, and other research with the appropriate citation.

Suggested citation: DuBow, W. & Pruitt, A.S. (2018) NCWIT Scorecard: The Status of Women in Technology. Boulder, CO: NCWIT.

NCWIT also supplies an executive summary, available through the "Download" button on the left side of this page.

Please let us know how and when you use this information, so we can better report the impact of our services. And if you have questions, email us. Thank you!

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Job Growth and Career Stability in Computing

The following statistics can be found in this downloadable Excel workbook:

  • Tab 1: Top 50 Most Profitable Companies (2018)
  • Tab 2: Predicted Job Growth, Occupational Classifications (2016-2026)
  • Tab 3: Predicted Job Growth, Select Computing Occupational Classifications (2016-2026)
  • Tab 4: Top 10 Salaries for Undergraduate Majors (2018)
  • Tab 5: Median Salary by Gender and Undergraduate Major (2018)
  • Tab 6: Unemployment Rate of 25-to-29-year-olds by Undergraduate Field of Study (2016)

The Status of Computing in Secondary Education

The following statistics can be found in this downloadable Excel workbook:

  • Tab 1: Computing Coursework of SAT Test-Takers by Gender (1996-2015)
  • Tab 2: AP Computer Science Test-Takers by Gender (1997-2018)
  • Tab 3: Intel Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) Participation by Gender (1999-2017)
  • Tab 4: Intended Major by Math SAT Score (Top 10) (2017)
  • Tab 5: Intended Major by Math SAT Score and Gender (Top 10) (2016)
  • Tab 6: Percent of Student Intending to Major in Computer Science by Gender (1987-2016)
  • Tab 7: Access to High-School Computer Science Classes for Underrepresented Minority Students (2018)
  • Tab 8: Percent of High Schools Offering Computer Science by Community Type (2018)

Supporting Tables:

  • Tab 9: High School Computer Science Status by State (2018)

The Status of Women in Computing in Post-Secondary Education

The following statistics can be found in this downloadable Excel workbook:

  • Tab 1: Female Percentage of STEM Undergraduates (1970-2016)
  • Tab 2: CIS Bachelor's Degrees by Gender (1984-2017)
  • Tab 3: Percent of CIS Degrees Earned by Women (1998-2017)
  • Tab 4: Racial Ethnic Composition of CIS Associate's Degree Graduates (1989-2017)
  • Tab 5: Racial Ethnic Composition of CIS Bachelor's Degree Graduates (1989-2017)
  • Tab 6: Racial Ethnic Composition of CIS Master's Degree Graduates (1989-2017)
  • Tab 7: Racial Ethnic Composition of CIS Doctoral Degree Graduates (1989-2017)
  • Tab 8: Percent of Computer Science Degrees Earned by Women (1990-2016)

Computing Workforce

The following statistics can be found in this downloadable Excel workbook:

  • Tab 1: Percent Female Employment in Select Professional Occupational Categories (2003-2017)
  • Tab 2: Race Ethnicity of Women in Computing and Mathematical Occupations (2007-2017)
  • Tab 3: Percent Female Employment in Computing and Mathematical Occupations by Race Ethnicity (2007-2017)
  • Tab 4: Percent Female Employment in Select Computing Occupations (1998-2017)
  • Tab 5: Women's Quit Rates in Science, Engineering and Technology (2008)
  • Tab 6: Women's "Stall" Rates in Science, Engineering, and Technology by Race/Ethnicity (2014)
  • Tab 7: Female Percentage of Computer Science Faculty at PHD-Granting Institutions (1993-2017)
  • Tab 8: Percent Female-Invented Technology Patents (1980-2010)
  • Tab 9: Percentage of Technology Patents by Country (1980-2010)
  • Tab 10: U.S. and Japanese Technology Patents by Area, Gender, and Citation Index (1980-2010)
  • Tab 11: U.S. Technology Patents by Gender of Team (1980-2010)
Release Date: May 10, 2019
Short URL:www.ncwit.org/scorecard