- There was a higher percentage of woman MBA graduates in the United States (36.8%) than Canada (34.5%) during the 2010-2011 academic year.
- The percentage of MBAs earned by women went down .1% between 2009-2010 (36.9%) and 2010-2011 (36.8%).
- The 2010-2011 classes for the top ten US MBA programs were 35.5% female in 2011 compared to 30.6% in 2001.
- Of the top programs, Wharton had the highest percentage of female students in the 2010-2011 class (44%). Michigan Ross had the lowest percentage (31%). Wharton's percentage of female MBAs has risen significantly in the past decade -- the 2000-2001 class was only 28% female.
- The 2010-2011 classes for the top ten non-US MBA programs were 30.3% female. The top ten non-US MBA programs with the highest and lowest percentages of women are both Canadian. Schulich had the highest percentage of female students (35%) and Queens University had the lowest (17%).
- According to a 2010 Catalyst survey of global MBA graduates, woman MBAs make $4,600 less than men in their first post-MBA jobs.
- Another Catalyst survey of MBA alumni who graduated between 1996 and 2007 found that 31% of woman MBA graduates receive promotions, compared to 36% of male MBA graduates. The same survey also found that women were over three times as likely to lose their jobs as the result of downsizing or closure.
Women MBA Stats [MBA Friday Facts]Written by Nicole Willson
The number of women MBAs is on the rise. Which schools are leading the way in terms of female enrolment? Check out today's instalment of MBA Friday Facts, which includes data that was recently published by Catalyst.