STEMtistics

CTEq provides research and information to help you make the case for STEM learning and literacy. 

Check out CTEq’s STEMtistics on a variety of topics (from girls in STEM to jobs and the workforce to minorities in engineering, and more!) for research and data to guide the STEM conversation.

Male majority

About 86 percent of engineers and 74 percent of computer professionals are men.

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

Tags: jobs & workforce, engineering, computer science, women & girls

Half of all STEM jobs

Half of all STEM jobs are in manufacturing, health care, or construction industries.

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

Tags: jobs & workforce

No Girls Allowed?

Gender stereotypes take root early. According to a study in the journal Child Development, girls' and boys' attitudes about math begin to diverge as early as second grade. The researchers studied 247 children in Seattle-area grade schools: "Boys associated math with their own gender while girls associated math with boys. In the self-concept test, boys identified themselves with math more than girls did."

Source: Cvencek, D., Meltzoff, A. N. and Greenwald, A. G. (2011), "Math–Gender Stereotypes in Elementary School Children." Child Development, 82: 766–779.

Tags: women & girls, K-12, math

STEM enthusiasm in the toilet

Thirty percent of Americans say they would rather clean the bathroom than solve a math problem. That finding could reflect the fact that many Americans experience math as a series of abstract or artificial "problems" disconnected from real-world problems that have a profound bearing on their lives. Math is critical to the future of the nation and everyone in it. We have to address the enthusiasm gap.

Tags: math

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