The least popular college majors in the U.S. by gender in 2009

Least popular college majors in the U.S. by gender 2009 This statistic shows the least popular college majors in the United States in 2009 according to gender distribution. Among the least popular college majors were military technologies and soil sciences. Only 7 percent of military technologies students in 2009 were female.
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Male studentsFemale students
Precision Production and Industrial Arts89%11%
Geological and Geophysical Engineering73%27%
Nuclear Engineering91%9%
Soil Science76%24%
Geosciences64%36%
Educational Administration and Supervision47%53%
Pharmacology44%56%
Astronomy and Astrophysics73%27%
Military Technologies93%7%
School Student Counseling6%94%
Male studentsFemale students
Precision Production and Industrial Arts89%11%
Geological and Geophysical Engineering73%27%
Nuclear Engineering91%9%
Soil Science76%24%
Geosciences64%36%
Educational Administration and Supervision47%53%
Pharmacology44%56%
Astronomy and Astrophysics73%27%
Military Technologies93%7%
School Student Counseling6%94%

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This statistic shows the least popular college majors in the United States in 2009 according to gender distribution. Among the least popular college majors were military technologies and soil sciences. Only 7 percent of military technologies students in 2009 were female.
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Release date
May 2011
Region
United States
Survey time period
2009
Supplementary notes
Data was sourced from the American Community Survey.
All of the least popular college majors had less than .01 percent participation rate.

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