In 2014, China had the highest number of first university engineering degrees awarded with over 1.13 million. These engineering degrees represented about 33% of the total first university (bachelor’s or equivalent) degrees awarded in China.
Trend in First University Engineering Degrees Awarded in China, 2000-2014
In the Education Statistics in 2017 published by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, women were slightly over-represented (57.2%) among students that were entering undergraduate and junior colleges in 2017. Moreover, women comprised about 54% of these graduates in 2017.
Undergraduate and Junior College Participants, 2017
Source: Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, Education Statistics in 2017.
- National Science Board. 2018. Science and Engineering Indicators 2018. NSB-2018-1. Alexandria, VA: National Science Foundation. Available at https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/indicators/
- Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, Education Statistics in 2017.