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The 20 Best Higher Education Companies to Work For As Rated by the Women Who Work There (February 2021)

Looking for a new job in higher education? Check our list of the most female-friendly employers in the industry, as rated by the women who work there.

InHerSight's list of the best higher education companies for women is based on millions of anonymous employer ratings and reviews from working women. Higher Education companies on this list have 10 or more submissions as of February 1, 2021. Rate your company ›

The 20 best higher education companies to work for

1. University of Maryland Baltimore County

4.2 stars

University of Maryland Baltimore County is a higher education company headquartered in the Baltimore, MD area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.3 stars) and the people you work with (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for University of Maryland Baltimore County:

"There are many women in leadership roles here. The only reason I did not rate higher for opportunity to take on those roles is that people are so happy that there is not frequent …"

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2. University of Colorado Colorado Springs

4.0 stars

University of Colorado Colorado Springs is a higher education company headquartered in the Colorado Springs, CO area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.6 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.3 stars).

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3. University of California, Irvine

4.0 stars

University of California, Irvine is a higher education company headquartered in the Irvine, CA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (3.9 stars) and paid time off (3.5 stars).

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4. Princeton University

3.9 stars

Princeton University is a higher education company headquartered in the Princeton, NJ area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for flexible work hours (4.3 stars) and management opportunities (4.1 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Princeton University:

"Great place to work if you support the University' ideals."

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5. Binghamton University

3.8 stars

Binghamton University is a higher education company headquartered in the Binghamton, NY area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (3.2 stars) and management opportunities (3.3 stars).

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6. Grand Valley State University

3.8 stars

Grand Valley State University is a higher education company headquartered in the Allendale, MI area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (3.7 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (3.9 stars).

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7. Bowling Green State University

3.7 stars

Bowling Green State University is a higher education company headquartered in the Bowling Green, OH area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.1 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.9 stars).

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8. Stanford University

3.7 stars

Stanford University is a higher education company headquartered in the Stanford, CA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.2 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (3.8 stars).

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9. Brigham Young University - Idaho

3.7 stars

Brigham Young University - Idaho is a higher education company headquartered in the Rexburg, ID area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (4.2 stars) and flexible work hours (3.4 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Brigham Young University - Idaho:

"Best Job I ever had!"

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10. Wheaton College

3.7 stars

Wheaton College is a higher education company headquartered in the Wheaton, IL area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.0 stars) and the people you work with (4.1 stars).

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11. Cornell University

3.6 stars

Cornell University is a higher education company headquartered in the Ithaca, NY area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.3 stars) and learning opportunities (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Cornell University:

"Family friendly environment. They want you to take care of yourself so you can do the best possible job at work."

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12. Walden University

3.6 stars

Walden University is a higher education company headquartered in the Minneapolis, MN area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (4.4 stars) and ability to telecommute (4.4 stars).

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13. Southern Utah University

3.6 stars

Southern Utah University is a higher education company headquartered in the Cedar City, UT area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.3 stars).

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14. University of California, Berkeley

3.6 stars

University of California, Berkeley is a higher education company headquartered in the Berkeley, CA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and paid time off (4.0 stars).

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15. University of Arkansas

3.6 stars

University of Arkansas is a higher education company headquartered in the Fayetteville, AR area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (4.5 stars) and support for diversity (4.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for University of Arkansas:

"Great place to work! "

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16. William & Mary

3.6 stars

William & Mary is a higher education company headquartered in the Williamsburg, VA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.1 stars) and paid time off (3.9 stars).

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17. Southern New Hampshire University

3.6 stars

Southern New Hampshire University is a higher education company headquartered in the Manchester, NH area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.5 stars) and management opportunities (4.3 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Southern New Hampshire University:

"SNHU is committed to gender equality. It is great to work for an institution that shares my values."

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18. Kent State University

3.6 stars

Kent State University is a higher education company headquartered in the Burton, OH area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for wellness initiatives (3.8 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Kent State University:

"Kent State is a very supportive, inclusive community that welcomes and respects diversity"

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19. Indiana State University

3.6 stars

Indiana State University is a higher education company headquartered in the Terre Haute, IN area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (3.9 stars) and the people you work with (4.2 stars).

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20. Saint Leo University

3.6 stars

Saint Leo University is a higher education company headquartered in the Saint Leo, FL area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.3 stars) and paid time off (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Saint Leo University:

"The company treats all our employees very well, we have an incredibly diverse office 6/7 are women or POC (3 both). They offer amazing benefits in terms of continuing education fo…"

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Companies with at least 10 submissions from current or former US-based employees are eligible for this list. Company ratings accurate as of February 1, 2021.

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