STEMtistics - STEM degrees

STEM Professor Gender Gap

Source: U.S. News & World Report, Gender and Kids Matter in STEM Academia-But Not Just for Women, March 2014. http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/data-mine/2014/03/07/gender-and-kids-matter-in-stem-academia-but-not-just-for-women

Tags: women & girls, STEM degrees, jobs & workforce

10 percent higher

Half of all STEM jobs don't require a four-year degree and pay an average of $53,000, which is 10 percent higher than non-STEM jobs with similar education requirements.

Source: Brookings Institution, The Hidden STEM Economy, 2013.

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Highest median earnings

Engineering majors enjoy the highest median earnings: $92,000

Source: CTEq analysis of U.S. Census Bureau report on STEM graduates, 2014.

Tags: jobs & workforce, engineering, STEM degrees

Higher starting salaries for tech degrees

In Texas, the average starting salary for a technical Associate's degree is $50,827, higher than the average $39,725 starting salary for a Bachelor's degree.

Source: American Institutes for Research, Higher Education Pays: But a Lot More for Some Graduates Than for Others, 2013.

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Unbalanced STEM funding

Almost half of all STEM jobs require less than a bachelor's degree, but the federal government spends twice as much on STEM education and training at the bachelor's level and above.

Source: Brookings Institution, The Hidden STEM Economy, 2013.

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