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Table 1 Female students enrolled for the first time in STEM courses, and female enrolment rate of the 2008 and 2014 cohorts

From: An analysis of Italian university students’ performance through segmented regression models: gender differences in STEM courses

  Cohort
  2008 2014
Degree course F % Total F % Total
Biology 4785 73.6 6505 3945 72.4 5446
Biotechnology 2044 64.0 3194 1966 65.3 3013
Chemistry 1042 48.2 2163 1046 44.8 2334
Computer Science 388 14.7 2646 544 13.6 3992
Engineering 5505 22.5 24,506 6864 24.5 28,027
Mathematics 1330 61.8 2152 838 56.2 1490
Natural Sciences 1123 48.5 2315 1165 49.6 2349
Physics 610 34.1 1787 664 31.7 2092
Statistics 326 46.6 700 330 41.5 796
Total 17,153 37.3 45,968 17,362 35.0 49,539