January 13, 2015

Women college presidents, 1986-2011

Year Share of university and college presidents who are women
1986 9.5%
1998 19.3%
2001 21.1%
2006 23.0%
2011 26.4%

Source: American Council on Education, 2012, The American College President: 2012 Edition.

Note: Percentages are based on U.S. accredited, degree-granting institutions.

Pew Research Center