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8:02 am
Fri October 18, 2013

UCCS Ranked for Women in STEM

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was ranked 50th among nationwide public and private universities for the number of women enrolled in or graduated from STEM, or science, technology, engineering, and math, programs. KRCC’s Martha Perez-Sanz has more.

The standing comes from The College Database, an online collection of listings and rankings among US colleges and universities. The database looked at the number of STEM programs offered at the schools and the total women that were enrolled in those programs.

Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at UCCS Mary Couccons-Read says this ranking shows they’re doing something right.

So starting to see that this ranking is putting us on the map encourages us to keep doing what we’re doing even better, and to do more things that will help to contribute to this very critical effort for us.

University of California at Davis topped the list. The only other Colorado school that placed was University of Colorado at Denver, coming in at number 40.