Harvard Kennedy College graduates are the most female graduates in America at 23.4%, up from 18.9% in 2010, according to the latest data released by the American Association of University Women.
The college ranks among the top 25 for women in graduation rates, with 63.4% of graduating students from the school, up from 56.4 in 2010.
The average age of graduates at the school was 22.5 years, down from 23.5 in 2010; the average number of years in undergraduate study at Harvard is about eight years, from nine years in 2010 to 11 years in 2018.
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the median starting salary for graduates of the Kennedy School is $35,000, down by 1.5% from $40,000 in 2010 but up from $36,000 last year.
In total, Harvard Kennedy graduates earn about $1.4 million more than their counterparts from other Ivy League schools.
Among other things, this is the third consecutive year the school ranks among one of the top 20 in terms of the proportion of graduates earning a bachelor’s degree.
The schools highest-ranking female graduates include Harvard University graduate students Ashley Judd, Emily Ratajkowski and Natalie Morales, and Georgetown University graduate student Stephanie Ahern.
At Harvard, there are no more than five black female students among the 6,836 graduating students.
More than 60% of graduates of Harvard Kennedy have a high school diploma or less, compared with 42% of the graduating students at other Ivy Leagues.
One-third of graduates earn less than $15,000 annually, down slightly from 34% last year and 32% in 2020.
Overall, female graduates at Harvard are more likely to have a bachelor of science degree than their male counterparts at other universities, according the data.
For more on the Harvard Kennedy campus, follow the school’s website at www.hkennedy.edu.