Society of Women Engineers

Member Demographics

Membership Statistics & Data

At the conclusion of each fiscal year (6/30 - 7/1), SWE will publish general member statistics. Below is data for FY19, the most recently concluded fiscal year, which concluded 7/1/2019. 

Membership Types:

  • Total Membership (Paid): 40,520
  • Collegiate (51%): 20,594 
  • Professional (49%): 19,926

Gender:

  • 75.26% Female
  • 22.74% Prefer Not To Answer
  • 2.00% Male

Discipline:

  • 20.83% Mechanical Engineering
  • 13.95% Chemical Engineering
  • 9.50% Electrical/Electronics Engineering
  • 9.04% Biomedical Engineering
  • 8.21% Computer Science
  • 7.44% Civil Engineering
  • 5.06% Industrial Engineering
  • 3.88% Computer Engineering
  • 3.69% Other Engineering
  • 3.56% Aerospace Engineering
  • 2.74% Environmental Engineering
  • 2.38% Materials Engineering/Science
  • 1.77% Bioengineering
  • 1.20% Other Non-Technical
  • 1.03% Other Technical
  • 0.75% Petroleum Engineering
  • 0.72% Systems Engineering
  • 0.68% Mathematics
  • 0.57% Physics
  • 0.55% Technology
  • 0.52% Chemistry
  • 0.39% Manufacturing Engineering
  • 0.33% Agricultural Engineering
  • 0.30% Science
  • 0.26% Engineering Physics
  • 0.25% Nuclear Engineering
  • 0.20% Engineering Education
  • 0.20% Structural Engineering
  • 0.03% Automotive Engineering

Ethnicity:

  • 42.27% Non-Hispanic White
  • 32.44% Prefer Not to Answer
  • 9.88% Asian/Pacific Islander
  • 6.15% Black/African American
  • 5.25% Hispanic
  • 1.86% Multi-racial
  • 1.76% Other
  • 0.38% American Indian/Alaskan Native