Almost 5 million tertiary education students graduated in the European Union (EU) in 2014, out of which 58 percent were women and 42 percent men, according to Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
Male dominated education fields are engineering, manufacturing and construction (where men account for 73 percent of the graduates in this field) and science, mathematics and computing (58 percent).
One in five graduates in Romania, Austria, Finland (all 21 percent) and Germany (20 percent) received their diplomas in engineering, manufacturing and construction.
Science, mathematics and computing is another male field in most member states apart from Romania (41 percent of the graduates in this field are men), Portugal (43 percent), Cyprus (46 percent), Italy (47 percent) and Bulgaria (50 percent). The highest share of male graduates in Science, mathematics and computing was in Netherlands (73 percent), above the EU level (58 percent).
On the other hand, four out of five graduates in education are women (80 percent). Another field where women are largely overrepresented is health and welfare, with 75 percent female graduates.
These issued data show only a small selection of the wide range of data on education available at Eurostat.