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Statistics

WICS has put together the following information to compare the ratio of female to male students over the years for undergraduates, graduates (master's and PhD), and faculty.

Undergraduate students

graph showing female undergraduate enrolment in comp sci

Year Percentage of female undergraduate students
2001-02 18.8
2002-03 17.7
2003-04 15.7
2004-05 13.9
2005-06 13.5
2006-07 12.3
2007-08 12.4
2008-09 12.2
2009-10 12.5
2010-11 11.9
2011-12 12.8
2012-13 14.4
2013-14 15.2
2014-15 16.8
2015-16 18.6
2016-17 20.3

Graduate students

Both master's and PhD students

graph showing female graduate enrolment in comp sci

Year Percentage of female graduate students
2001-02 23.1
2002-03 23.8
2003-04 24.0
2004-05 22.5
2005-06 20.9
2006-07 19.6
2007-08 19.7
2008-09 20.1
2009-10 20.2
2010-11 19.9
2011-12 18.1
2012-13 17.9
2013-14 17.5
2014-15 19.2
2015-16 21.1
2016-17 22.1

Faculty members

graph showing female faculty in comp sci

Year Full Associate Assistant Lecturer Research ISG
2007-08 13.0 14.7 7.1 57.1    
2011-12 11.5 15.8 0 (out of 4 profs) 22.2   100
2016-17 18.2 13.8 10.0 15.4 75.0 66.7