Distribution by Discipline
As Figure A2-8 shows, more than half of the faculty in the health sciences in 1995-2003 were women. The biological sciences also had relatively large proportions of female faculty (20-30 percent). In the other four disciplines, and especially in engineering, women made up a small fraction of the faculty. In every field, however, the proportion of women among faculty was smaller than the corresponding proportion of women among those earning a doctorate in the discipline.