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 FY20, the most recently concluded fiscal year, which concluded 7/1/2020. You can find FY19 Membership statistics here. 

Membership Types:

  • Total Membership (Paid): 41,950
  • Collegiate (48%): 19,990
  • Professional (52%): 21,960

Gender:

  • 76.95% Female
  • 21.54% Prefer Not To Answer
  • 1.51% Male

Discipline:

  • 20.42% Mechanical Engineering
  • 13.24% Chemical Engineering
  • 9.64% Electrical/Electronics Engineering
  • 9.04% Biomedical Engineering
  • 9.12% Computer Science
  • 8.62% Biomedical Engineering
  • 7.10% Civil Engineering
  • 4.95% Industrial Engineering
  • 3.98% Computer Engineering
  • 3.87% Other Engineering
  • 3.60% Aerospace Engineering
  • 2.67% Environmental Engineering
  • 2.36% Materials Engineering/Science
  • 1.85% Bioengineering
  • 1.32% Other Non Technical
  • 1.20% Other Technical
  • 0.78% Mathematics
  • 0.78% Systems Engineering
  • 0.70% Petroleum Engineering
  • 0.67% Technology
  • 0.58% Physics
  • 0.53% Chemistry
  • 0.44% Manufacturing Engineering
  • 0.38% Science
  • 0.30% Agricultural Engineering
  • 0.27% Engineering Physics
  • 0.22% Nuclear Engineering
  • 0.18% Engineering Education
  • 0.18% Structural Engineering
  • 0.04% Automotive Engineering

Ethnicity:

  • 42.01% Non-Hispanic White
  • 30.82% Prefer Not to Answer
  • 10.42% Asian/Pacific Islander
  • 6.60% Black/African American
  • 5.85% Hispanic
  • 2.00% Multi-racial
  • 1.87% Other
  • 0.43% American Indian/Alaskan Native