Though women make up about 50 percent of college business graduates nationally, according to the most recent data from the National Center for Education Statistics, female representation at stronger undergraduate business programs was about 44 percent this year, down from 47 percent in 2008, according to data collected by Bloomberg Businessweek for its latest ranking. Those figures have the potential to slip further. Of incoming college freshman who said they intend to major in business, about 39 percent in 2012 were women, down from about 42 percent in 2006, according to annual surveys conducted by UCLA's Higher Education Research Institute. Read more.