2019 Best Online Colleges Supporting Women in STEM

By OnlineU Staff | Updated June 8, 2020
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These 79 online schools are great options for female students pursuing STEM degrees due to their demonstration of support for women in those fields. Female students in these fields may face unique challenges in their educational pursuits, as women are widely underrepresented in STEM professions. Women make up almost half of the total workforce but only one quarter of the STEM workforce.1

As defined by the National Center for Education Statistics, STEM includes "agriculture and natural resources, architecture, biology and biomedical sciences, computer and information sciences, engineering and engineering technologies, health studies, mathematics and statistics, and physical and social sciences."2

We also highlight the most affordable online schools for women in STEM and the 25 best online colleges offering the strongest support to women studying STEM fields. View our methodology or learn more about OnlineU.

Comprehensive List of Online Schools for Women in STEM (79)

Who is PowerToFly?

PowerToFly was launched by Milena Berry and Katharine Zaleski in 2014 to connect Fortune 500 companies and fast growing startups with women who are looking to work for companies that value gender diversity and inclusion. PowerToFly is building the platform to propel diversity recruiting and hiring and to unite a community of people striving for equal representation in the workplace.

Their mission is simple: encourage diversity recruiting and hiring by building the tools and employer branding services that emerging businesses and enterprises need.

The schools highlighted by PowerToFly were chosen because of their dedication and initiatives to empower women to start and succeed in their STEM careers. PowerToFly believes these schools are great options for women in STEM because they support their students by creating specific organizations and programming, hosting leadership and networking events and workshops, and providing additional resources for their female students pursuing STEM.

Best Online Colleges Supporting Women in STEM

These 25 online schools are the best colleges offering the strongest support to women in STEM. In addition to having high percentages of female STEM students and a variety of online STEM degrees, all of the following schools earned the highest possible score for their online presence supporting women in STEM fields. For example, the Women's Community Center at top-ranked Stanford University hosts several events and programs that provide support, mentorship, information, and more for women in STEM. You can read our full methodology for these rankings here.


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