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The 20 Best Higher Education Companies to Work For
As Rated by the Women Who Work There (October 2022)

Looking for a new job in higher education? Check our list of the most women-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 October 1, 2022. Rate your company ›

The 20 best higher education companies to work for

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 support for diversity (5.0 stars) and the people you work with (4.8 stars).

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DeVry University is a higher education company headquartered in the Downers Grove, IL area that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for support for diversity (4.8 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.8 stars).

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

"Overall, my experience at DeVry has been excellent. I've had respectful colleagues and support from the administration. "

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Texas Woman's University is a higher education company headquartered in the Dallas, TX area that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (5.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Texas Woman's University:

"The best place I have ever worked. Everyone is amazing and helpful to work with. Its a great experience for anyone just starting work."

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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 (4.9 stars) and the people you work with (4.9 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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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 ability to telecommute (4.6 stars) and paid time off (4.6 stars).

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Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi is a higher education company headquartered in the Corpus Christi, TX area that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for women in leadership (5.0 stars) and social activities and environment (4.6 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi:

"Working for TAMU-CC was really wonderful. Dr.Quintanilla is a great role model for every female working on campus. There’s a variety of opportunities and services available for ev…"

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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 (4.9 stars) and family growth support (4.8 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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University of Alaska Fairbanks is a higher education company headquartered in the Fairbanks, AK area that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (5.0 stars).

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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is a higher education company headquartered in the East Saint Louis, IL area that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (5.0 stars).

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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 management opportunities (4.7 stars) and women in leadership (4.6 stars).

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

"Princeton is an excellent employer. Departments may vary in whether they treat women as serious colleagues."

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Wesleyan University is a higher education company headquartered in the Middletown, CT area that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for support for diversity (5.0 stars) and the people you work with (4.9 stars).

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

"Wesleyan is one of a few places who take women seriously. I say that, as a general statement, though there are specific individuals who still don't approve of women in management …"

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Johns Hopkins University is a higher education company headquartered in the Baltimore, MD area that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for support for diversity (4.8 stars) and learning opportunities (4.6 stars).

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

"I just started in October, but I have been trying to get a job at JHU for over 3 years. I am looking forward to a long career (hopefully) here. "

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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 women in leadership (4.8 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.8 stars).

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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 (4.7 stars) and women in leadership (4.6 stars).

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Brandeis University is a higher education company headquartered in the Waltham, MA area that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.6 stars) and learning opportunities (4.5 stars).

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Colorado Christian University is a higher education company headquartered in the Castlewood, CO area that employs 201 to 500 people. The company has its best ratings for support for diversity (5.0 stars) and paid time off (4.8 stars).

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Missouri State University is a higher education company headquartered in the Springfield, MO area that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for social activities and environment (4.7 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.6 stars).

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San Diego State University is a higher education company headquartered in the San Diego, CA area that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for support for diversity (5.0 stars) and management opportunities (4.6 stars).

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East Carolina University is a higher education company headquartered in the Greenville, NC area that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and paid time off (4.5 stars).

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UC Davis is a higher education company headquartered in the Davis, CA area that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for women in leadership (4.5 stars) and management opportunities (4.3 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for UC Davis:

"UC Davis goes to great lengths to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and I have consistently seen great and intelligent women find success there. I have interacted with some men tha…"

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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 October 1, 2022.

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