Naval Academy on Track for Record 2016 Female Class

The U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2011 graduation and commissioning ceremony of 728 ensigns and 260 Marine Corps 2nd lieutenants in Annapolis, Md. Photo by Specialist 1st Class Chad Runge.

As of Monday, 295 young women accepted appointments to the U.S. Naval Academy and that could result in the largest female class in the academy’s history since it began accepting women in 1976.

The dean of admissions, Stephen Latta, told the Naval Academy’s Board of Visitors, that the class of 2010 held the current record number of female students with 272 women. That was about 22 percent of the 2010 class.

Overall, the class of 2016 will be smaller, so the percentage of  female students will be higher and could be more than 24 percent female.


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