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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.

18 percent

Only 18 percent of bachelor's degrees in engineering are earned by women.

Source: Change the Equation Analysis of U.S. Department of Education data, 2013.


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

Associate's degrees in STEM

In 2012, women earned 63% of all associate's degrees and 29% of associate's degrees in STEM.

Source: Change the Equation Analysis of U.S. Department of Education data, 2013


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

Only 3 in 10

Only 3 in 10 African American students who have the potential to succeed in AP math actually take the course. Of those who don't take the class, half report that it is not available and the other half report lacking the confidence to take it.

Source: The College Board, 2012

Tags: K-12, math, minorities

We are being outpaced

U.S. 15-year-olds currently rank 21st in science test scores among 34 developed nations, according to the 2012 OECD PISA Assessment.

Source: OECD PISA Assessment, 2012

Tags: science, Vital Signs

Unequal Access

Minority students are more likely to attend schools that do not offer physics.

Source: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, 2009

Tags: minorities, science, K-12, Vital Signs