One of our most interesting initial observations was how the data contradicted our early hypothesis. We assumed that graduation rates for men would be significantly higher than for women from UNM's inception. However, as demonstrated by the first visualization below, the graduation rates for men and women were substantially similar until the late 1940s. We posit that the passage of the Servicemen's Readjustment Act (the GI Bill) in 1944 increased male enrollment and thereby graduation rates for men late in that decade.
Some of these charts are annotated; hover over the shapes to learn more about the data. Click on some charts to view larger versions.
Graduation Rates by Sex, University of New Mexico, 1894 to 1959
Detail: Graduation Rates, 1894 to 1924
Detail: Graduation Rates, 1925 to 1945
Bachelor of Arts Awarded, 1903 to 1959
Master of Arts Awarded, 1917 to 1959
Doctor of Philosophy Awarded, 1941 to 1959
Popular Majors for Women, 1898 to 1959
Popular Majors for Men, 1898 to 1959
For More Information
UNM's Office of Institutional Analytics has interactive data visualizations for degrees conferred in recent years (as well as statistics on enrollment, financial aid, and faculty & staff) on their web page.