Study: More Women Than Men Attend Mass. Colleges. Far Fewer End Up Running Those Colleges

Zeninjor Enwemeka
November 4, 2019

Women make up a majority of the state’s college and university students, but comprise only 37% of the presidents of those institutions, according to a new study released Monday by the Eos Foundation.

The nonprofit examined the leadership of the state’s 92 colleges and universities, and found a power gap — and a pay gap — for women.

“They tend to be running the community colleges, the smaller schools and fewer of them are running the major universities, which pay the most,” said Eos Foundation president Andrea Silbert.

The study did show a slight gain from the organization’s 2018 report, which found women made up just 31% of university and college presidents in the state.

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