Visualizations

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 the beginning.  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.

These charts are annotated; hover over the rectangles to learn more about the data.  Click on the charts to view larger versions.

Graduation Rates by Sex, University of New Mexico, 1912 to 1953

Degrees Earned by Sex, University of New Mexico, 1912 to 1953

Most Popular Majors for Women, University of New Mexico, 1912 to 1953

Totals do not include double majors.

Most Popular Majors for Men, University of New Mexico, 1912 to 1953

Totals do not include double majors.

Most Segregated Majors, 1912 to 1953

Most Integrated Major, 1912 to 1953

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.

Visualizations