Neuroscience base rates

Based on registration for the Society for Neuroscience, below are the percentages of female attendees by year:

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Trainees 50% 49% 50% 49% 50%
Faculty 32% 32% 30% 32% 31%
Overall 42% 42% 43% 43% 43%

Average percentage of female trainees (postdocs and graduate students): 50%
Average percentage of female faculty (full, associate, assistant professors and department heads): 31%
Average percentage of females overall (faculty and trainees): 43%

By position type:

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Graduate Students 53% 51% 53% 53% 53%
Post-docs 47% 45% 46% 44% 45%
Assistant Professors 41% 41% 39% 40% 38%
Associate Professors 34% 35% 34% 35% 35%
Full Professors 28% 29% 27% 29% 29%
Department Heads 22% 18% 18% 18% 21%

Neuroscience Department Gender Ratios

Gender ratio in neuroscience departments as of June 2020:

School Females Males % Female
Princeton 9 17 35%
UCSD 39 71 35%
UCLA 47 105 31%
UC Berkeley 17 40 30%
UT Austin 25 61 29%
U Penn 5 13 28%
Stanford 18 48 27%
MIT 15 42 26%
UCSF 23 66 26%
Johns Hopkins 8 24 25%
Harvard 33 102 24%
NYU 15 54 22%
Columbia 7 29 19%
Yale 4 17 19%
Total 265 689 28%