Women arrive at college less interested in STEM fields as compared with their male counterparts: Intent of first-year college students to major in select STEM fields, by gender, 2014

Intended major Percentage of men Percentage of women
Biological and life sciences 11% 16%
Engineering 19% 6%
Chemistry 1% 1%
Computer science 6% 1%
Mathematics/ statistics 1% 1%
Physics 1% 0.3%

Source: EPI adaptation of Corbett and Hill (2015) analysis of Eagan et al. (2014)

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