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Simmons Ranks

A study of 93 colleges and universities in Massachusetts ranked Simmons number one when it comes to having women in leadership roles.The Eos Foundation Report, Women’s Power Gap in Higher Education, published last September, specifically tallied the number of women at each institution serving as president, on governing boards or in senior leadership positions. Among the top five, Simmons was followed by Smith College, Emmanuel College, Wellesley College, and Bay Path University. The study notes that women account for 57 percent of all students, are the majority of doctoral degree recipients, “yet make up only 31 percent of all Massachusetts college and university presidents.” Of the 94 president represented in the study, only five were women of color.