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August 30, 2016

Harvey Mudd College has tripled female computer science graduation rates

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By Jarrett Carter, Education Dive

Harvey Mudd College’s computer science graduating class featured more women than men this year, a historic trend that matches the school’s aggressive effort to increase participation from women, which has tripled in the last 10 years. Officials say targeted efforts to appoint and promote women in leadership positions throughout the institution, including six department chairpersons and nearly 40% of the campus’ total number of professors, makes the difference in encouraging and modeling success for women in historically underrepresented fields. Changes in curriculum, along with the school’s small size, allow for more adaptive learning opportunities which don’t skew in benefit to male or female students.

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