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

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 September 1, 2021. Rate your company ›

The 20 best higher education companies to work for

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 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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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:

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

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Montclair State University is a higher education company headquartered in the Upper Montclair, NJ area, that employs 5001 to 10000 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 Montclair State University:

"Was a great friendly and supportive place to work"

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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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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 (4.6 stars) and paid time off (4.4 stars).

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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 sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (4.7 stars).

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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 (4.6 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.5 stars).

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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 (4.6 stars) and management opportunities (4.5 stars).

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Columbus State Community College is a higher education company headquartered in the Columbus, OH area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for women in leadership (4.4 stars) and management opportunities (4.3 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Columbus State Community College:

"Great place to work"

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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 women in leadership (4.7 stars).

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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 (4.6 stars) and flexible work hours (4.2 stars).

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

"Best Job I ever had!"

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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 (4.6 stars) and the people you work with (4.3 stars).

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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 (4.4 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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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 (4.3 stars) and ability to telecommute (4.3 stars).

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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 women in leadership (4.6 stars).

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Baylor University is a higher education company headquartered in the Waco, TX area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (4.4 stars) and learning opportunities (4.1 stars).

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

"Working at Baylor is wonderful for women. There’s deep respect for ability, intelligence, work ethic, and team work, all of these things are much more valuable in the work space t…"

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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 women in leadership (4.5 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.2 stars).

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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 women in leadership (4.4 stars) and paid time off (4.3 stars).

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Central Washington University is a higher education company headquartered in the Ellensburg, WA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (4.2 stars) and support for diversity (4.2 stars).

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