The number of S&E bachelor's degrees awarded to women and minorities has largely increased over the last two decades, but not in the physical sciences, engineering or mathematics.
SOURCE: Appendix Table 2-27, Science and Engineering Indicators 2008, National Science Foundation, http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/seind08.
Figure 16.1. Earned bachelor’s degrees by sex: selected years, 1985-2005
Figure 16.2. Earned bachelor’s degrees by race: selected years, 1985-2005
DIGEST OF KEY SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING INDICATORS 2008 – Selected Education Indicators