Gender and Faculty Rank: An Analysis of Doctoral-Granting Universities by United States Regions

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (Ed.D)


Curriculum and Instruction

Date of Award

Fall 2013


Over the last 50 years there has been a great deal of research focused on gender inequity in higher education in the U.S. These studies have been limited to individual or regional universities, or discussions on the possible causes of gender inequity in the area of higher education. This study examines gender inequity at doctoral-granting universities in the United States that participate in the Integrated Postsecondary Educational Database annual survey. While gender was the main variable under consideration in this study, ethnicity in relation to gender was examined as well as academic status. This study has a much broader scope than earlier studies since it examined data from universities across the United States. This was a quantitative design study. Data were extracted from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data Systems database. The data were analyzed using a MANOVA. While no statistically significant difference was found between or among the public universities in the eight U. S. regions, a statistically significant difference was found between or among the private not-for-profit universities in the eight U.S. regions. No data was returned from the IPEDS on private for-profit universities so no analysis was possible.


Richard Lumadue

Subject Categories

Curriculum and Instruction | Education