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How We Celebrate Title IX at Title Nine

40 years ago Congress signed landmark legislation, Title IX, eliminating the gender divide in sports. Today that divide has been virtually erased. In 1972, only 30,000 girls participated in high school sports. Today it’s over 3,000,000!

 


 

By the Numbers

1 in 27 # of high school girls competing in sports prior to Title IX
1 in every 2.5 # of high school girls competing in sports today
3714 more women's teams on college campuses than there were in 1972
989 more men's teams
32,000 # of female college athletes in 1972
164,998 # of female college athletes today
8.7 The average number of women's teams offered per NCAA school in 2005.
2 # of women's teams offered per NCAA school in 1972

AND it's not just about sports, it's about equal opportunity in all aspects of publicly-funded education.
7% of law degrees earned by women in 1972
47% of law degrees earned by women in 2007
9% of medical degrees earned by women in 1972
43% of medical degrees earned by women in 2007