Bringing More Women to Tech

Bringing More Women to TechSupporting Women and the Industry

Recently accepted as a BRAID Affiliate, the UF Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering is working to increase diversity in computer science

Diversity makes the industry stronger. That’s why UF CISE excels in the number of women throughout our program. Want to learn more about our diversity? Come see us at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in booth 1942 on Oct. 4-6, 2017.

According to 2016 data from the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)CISE ranks No. 1among computer science departments at public universities in the number of women faculty.

The Computing Research Association (CRA) surveyed 268 Ph.D. granting computer science departments for the 2016 Taulbee Survey. The breakdown of data from 183 respondents cited that there were 49 black women enrolled in Ph.D. programs in computer science departments nationwide. Of those 49 women, 22 percent are enrolled at UF CISE.

Based on 2017 enrollment data compiled by the department, out of 33 Ph.D. students enrolled in the Human-Centered Computing program, 72 percent are women.

Based on 2017 enrollment data, there are 141 students enrolled in the CISE Ph.D. program. Of the 97 departments with women enrolled (out of a total of 107 departments surveyed in ASEE 2016 data), UF CISE has 32 percent women enrolled, which is 1.5 times the national average.

According to 2016 ASEE data, UF CISE is in the Top 20 among computer science departments for most women enrolled in computer science Ph.D. programs.

For more specific information concerning computer science departments, visit ASEE or view the CRA Taulbee Survey

Allison Logan
Marketing & Communications Specialist
Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering