Women's education in India has also been a major preoccupation of both the government and civil society as educated women can play a very important role in the development of the country. The current status of higher education is characterized by low enrolment, poor completion rates, poor physical infrastructure, and high dropout rates among girls especially in rural areas. The institutions of higher education located in rural areas are lacking in the implementation of best practices in higher education and quality. J&K UT also has several renowned institutions of higher learning. There are some institutes providing higher education in the fields of arts, medicine, engineering and management. The state is marching ahead steadily on the path of modernization and prosperity. Despite that, J&K is still struggling to provide better higher education facilities and opportunities to female folk. Further, there is a rural and urban divide in access to education for women. In Jammu and Kashmir too, female literacy rate is quite low and stands at 58.01 percent. The rural female literacy rate in J&K is 53.36 percent to 70.19 percent for urban females respectively. It is in this context, the aim of this paper is to find out the status of women in higher education in J&K and tries to find out the problems that the women is suffering with regard to higher education.