Brazil Undergraduate Education

Overall, the number of students enrolled and graduating from undergraduate programs in Brazil has increased from 2017 to 2019. Women represent about 57% of students enrolled in undergraduate programs and about 60% of students who graduate from these programs. Within engineering (referred to in Brazil’s reports as “production and construction engineering”), the number of admitted and enrolled students has decreased while the number of students graduating from them seems to have increased over time. In 2016, women were under-represented among students admitted in civil engineering (28.5%), production engineering (32.4%), and mechanical engineering (10.5%). In 2018, women comprised less than 35% of students enrolled in civil engineering (30.3%) and production engineering (34.4%), and their representation is much lower among those enrolled in mechanical engineering (10.2%). Additionally, they were similarly under-represented among those who graduated in civil engineering (30.8%) and production engineering (35.2%) in 2016.

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Admitted Students in Select Engineering Majors by Gender, Brazil, 2013-2016

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Sources: Instituto Nacional de Estudos e Pesquisas Educacionais Anísio Teixeira (INEP). 2013. Resumo Técnico de 2013; INEP. 2015b. Resumo Técnico de 2015; INEP. 2016b. Resumo Técnico de 2016. Retrieved from: http://portal.inep.gov.br/web/guest/resumos-tecnicos1


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Students who Graduated in Select Engineering Majors by Gender, Brazil, 2013-2016

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Sources: Instituto Nacional de Estudos e Pesquisas Educacionais Anísio Teixeira (INEP). 2013. Resumo Técnico de 2013; INEP. 2015b. Resumo Técnico de 2015; INEP. 2016b. Resumo Técnico de 2016.


Additional Resources

  • Instituto Nacional de Estudos e Pesquisas Educacionais Anísio Teixeira (INEP). Retrieved from: http://portal.inep.gov.br/web/guest/inicio
    • Resumo Técnico de 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018.
    • Sinopse Estatística da Educação Superior 2017, 2018, 2019.