More women are enrolling and graduating with landscape architecture degrees than men, showing a nearly 10% gain in the last 5 years. The average matriculation rate from 2012-2017 was 5% higher for men receiving BLAs and 3% higher for men receiving MLAs.
Women received the majority of student awards in landscape architecture degree programs over the last 10-15 years. These numbers are only growing. In 2018, women won 69% of the ASLA Student Awards. The top 3 categories where women excel are communication, community space, and collaboration. The majority (66%) of LAF Olmsted Scholar recipients are women, with the distribution spread evenly across the country.