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If you Google "female software engineer" the top results are startling, but not surprising: "Why Women Don't Pursue Careers in Software Engineering," ...
  • Erin King
    November 24, 2021 3:06:11 PM EST . 6 min read

12 Universities Producing the Most Female Software Engineers

If you Google "female software engineer" the top results are startling, but not surprising: "Why Women Don't Pursue Careers in Software Engineering," "7 Women Who Are Making History in Software Engineering Right Now," and even, "How to Survive in Software Engineering as a Woman" top the list.

The gender gap in the field of computer science has been widening for decades. Only 22 percent of computer science bachelor's degrees are held by women, and only 18 percent of software engineers are female, according to our data. Yet, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects a growth rate of 22 percent for software developers and engineers by 2030. A bright job outlook, smaller pay gaps and a flexible work-life balance are a few reasons women should consider the tech field, according to ComputerScience.org

Some institutions are rising to the challenge and creating a sustainable pipeline of female software engineers. We wanted to learn which universities are driving gender diversity by volume. To find out, we narrowed our dataset of over 130 million people to 111,680 female software engineers in the U.S.

Best of List: NC Universities With Most High-Earning Female Grads

Here are the 12 institutions producing the most female software engineers. Notice Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft dominate the list of top employers, but read further, and you’ll see a rich diversity of companies hiring these alumni. You will also find the skills correlating with the highest salaries and the percentage of female alumni with advanced degrees.

1. University of California, Berkeley

Top Employers by Volume: Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, Apple, Salesforce, Cisco, IBM, LinkedIn, AWS

Top Skills by Salary: Ruby on Rails, Git, Heroku, Jquery, Node.js, Sql

Female Alumni With Advanced Degrees: 27%

2. University of Washington

Top Employers by Volume: Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Facebook, AWS, Boeing, Expedia, Tableau Software, Nordstrom

Top Skills by Salary: Distributed Computing, Agile Methodologies, Ruby on Rails, C#, Git

Female Alumni With Advanced Degrees: 33%

3. University of Southern California

Top Employers by Volume: Amazon, Google, Microsoft, AWS, Cisco, Facebook, Apple, Intel Corporation, Northrop Grumman, IBM

Top Skills by Salary: Eclipse (Ide), Linux, Android Software Development, Jquery, Mysql, Node.js

Female Alumni With Advanced Degrees: 75%

4. Georgia Tech

Top Employers by Volume: Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Facebook, NCR Corporation, Capital One, AWS, Lockheed Martin, Apple, The Home Depot

Top Skills by Salary: Eclipse (Ide), C#, Git, Linux, D3.js, Android Software Development

Female Alumni With Advanced Degrees: 58%

5. Carnegie Mellon University

Top Employers by Volume: Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, AWS, Apple, Capital One, LinkedIn, Uber, Airbnb

Top Skills by Salary: Distributed Computing, Machine Learning, Ruby on Rails, X86 Assembly Language, Linux

Female Alumni With Advanced Degrees: 56%

6. Stanford University

Top Employers by Volume: Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, LinkedIn, Cisco, Oracle, Uber, Lockheed Martin

Top Skills by Salary: Distributed Computing, Machine Learning, Ruby on Rails, Git, Sqlalchemy, Linux

Female Alumni With Advanced Degrees: 59%

7. The University of Texas at Austin

Top Employers by Volume: Microsoft, Google, IBM, Facebook, Amazon, General Motors, Visa, Capital One, Indeed.com, JPMorgan Chase & Co

Top Skills by Salary: Eclipse (Ide), Git, Linux, C#, Node.js, Angularjs

Female Alumni With Advanced Degrees: 27%

8. San Jose State University

Top Employers by Volume: Cisco, IBM, Apple, Amazon, PayPal, Microsoft, Intel Corporation, AWS, eBay, Intuit

Top Skills by Salary: Rest (Representational State Transfer), Java Ee, Spring Framework, Log4j, Junit, Java Servlet

Female Alumni With Advanced Degrees: 76%

9. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Top Employers by Volume: Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Oracle, Samsara, Lockheed Martin, Stripe, Twitter

Top Skills by Salary: Distributed Computing, Machine Learning, Ruby on Rails, Git, Sqlalchemy, Node.js

Female Alumni With Advanced Degrees: 46%

10. University of Michigan

Top Employers by Volume: Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple, Capital One, JPMorgan Chase & Co, AWS, Ford Motor Company, Bloomberg LP

Top Skills by Salary: Ruby on Rails, C#, Git, Linux, Heroku, Jquery

Female Alumni With Advanced Degrees: 36%

11. Northeastern University

Top Employers by Volume: Amazon, Microsoft, AWS, Wayfair, Google, Intuit, EMC, Cisco, IBM, HubSpot

Top Skills by Salary: Hibernate, Spring Framework, Xml, Javaserver Pages, Eclipse (Ide), Mongodb

Female Alumni With Advanced Degrees: 65%

12. University of California, Los Angeles

Top Employers by Volume: Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Northrop Grumman, Facebook, Apple, LinkedIn, AWS, IBM, Workday

Top Skills by Salary: Ruby on Rails, Git, Sqlalchemy, Linux, Jquery, Mysql

Female Alumni With Advanced Degrees: 41%

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