Gender inbalance at higher education in Indonesia has undergone significant changes, in which females have dominated student population. This study aims to investigate gender imbalances and the effect of gender and the acceptance criteria on the likelihood of females’ success in the admission of new students. It used population sampling, involving 11,007 applicants (8,168 females and 2,839 males) for 2017 entrance. Data were analyzed using gender ratios to reveal gender imbalances and logistic regression to reveal the impact of gender and acceptance criteria on the likelihood of females’ success. The results revealed gender imbalance (supportive of females) in the admission. The likelihood of success of female applicants is smaller than that of males. Although males are more benefited in the selection, females are still dominant of new prospective students because of their larger number of applicants. The passing criteria also works well in contributing the success of the applicants.

Published in: World Congress on Education (WCE-2018)

  • Date of Conference: 15-18 July 2018
  • DOI: 10.2053/WCE.2018.0065
  • ISBN: 978-1-908320-91-9
  • Conference Location: Dublin, Ireland