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.

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

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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Source

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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