2023 Progress Report
The Women's Power Gap at Top Research Universities
Women have outnumbered men on college campuses since the early 1980s, and today earn 58% of undergraduate degrees, 62% of master’s degrees, and more than half of PhDs. Yet, top leadership at the nation’s elite universities has been—and remains—predominantly male and white. Fortunately, we are witnessing some welcome change: In our analysis of the leadership of the nation’s 146 elite research universities (known as R1s), we found a significant increase in women presidents in the last 20 months.