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.

Less than a third vs More than half

Only 23 percent of schools with the highest percentage of minority students offered Calculus. Compare this to high schools with the lowest black and Hispanic student enrollment, of which 55 percent offered the course.

Source: U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights, 2009-2010 Data Collection. Data Summary.

Tags: K-12, minorities, math

Losing Minority Teachers

In the 2008-09 school year, just over 10 percent of minority teachers switched schools, and just over 9 percent left teaching altogether. Since at least the late '80s, total turnover rates have been significantly higher among minority teachers than among white teachers.

Source: R.M. Ingersoll and H.May, Recruitment, Retention and the Minority Teacher Shortage, Consortium for Policy Research in Education, CPRE Research Report #RR-69, 2011.

Tags: minorities, teachers, K-12

Meeting the ACT benchmark

Only 31 percent of high school seniors who took the ACT demonstrated that they were ready for college-level science.

Source: ACT, 2012.

Tags: K-12, science, standards, higher education

Only 35 percent

Despite the fact that women comprise almost 48 percent of today's college-aged population, the percentage of awards going to women is drastically lower. In most states, only about thirty-five percent of STEM awards is attained by a woman.

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, U.S. Department of Education, 2012.

Tags: women & girls, higher education, STEM degrees, Vital Signs

Minorities missing from STEM

Underrepresented minorities hold only 10% of science and engineering jobs despite making up over a quarter of the U.S. population age 21 and older.

Source: National Science Foundation, Science & Engineering Indicators, 2013.

Tags: minorities, science, engineering, jobs & workforce

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