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2017 Status Report on Women

Each year, The Women's Place produces a comprehensive report on the status of women at Ohio State. The purpose of this publication is to synthesize and disseminate comparative data to evaluate progress for faculty and staff women at the university. The hire and separation data from this year's report included below points out the disparity in hiring based on gender and race and rentention challenges, especially with black and Latino professors. View the full 2017 report.

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Percentage of Female Faculty by Rank

The graph below shows how the percentage of women among the entire faculty has changed over time for all of Ohio State. These university-wide (all campuses, all colleges) figures indicate that the female percentage of assistant professors has stayed about the same since 1998 and was 43% in 2010. Associate professors and full professors have seen an increase in the percentage female to 37% and 22% respectively, in 2010. In 2010 women made up 37% of tenure track faculty overall.

Women as a percentage of those holding the instructor title dropped from 66% to 36% between 1998 and 2010 and women have increased to 48% of all auxiliary faculty. Clinical track faculty members in 2010 were 34% female. The research track percentages vary over time but in 2010 30% were female.

If you would like to examine data for individual units, download an interactive Excel spreadsheet then follow the instructions for using the spreadsheet.

Percentage of Female Faculty by Rank



Faculty Salary Data

The Chronicle of Higher Education, a source of news and information for college and university faculty members and administrators, publishes faculty, staff, and adjunct salary data from thousands of colleges, including Ohio State. The data is from the U.S. Department of Education and American Association of University Professors, which offers an annual Faculty Compensation Survey.

Average Salaries Over Time 2000-12



Project CEOS Gender Resource Allocation and Department Climate Studies

As at other research universities, faculty in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) are predominantly male. Furthermore, retention of women faculty substantially lags behind retention of men, they take longer to achieve promotion to professor, and they are under-represented among senior leaders. Project CEOS (Comprehensive Equity at Ohio State), funded by the National Science Foundation's ADVANCE program, conducted two studies to shed light on resource allocation and department climate for men and women faculty in STEM at Ohio State. The studies focus on three units for intensive analysis: the CEOS Colleges include the College of Engineering, the College of Veterinary Medicine, and the Division of Natural and Mathematical Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences.