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.

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

Women earning fewer STEM awards

Women earned 26 percent of subbaccalaureate awards in STEM fields in 2012, compared to 30 percent in 2001. Most notably, the awards in computer science and IT dropped from 42 to 23 percent.

Source: Change the Equation analysis of U.S. Department of Education data, 2014.

Tags: STEM degrees, computer science, women & girls

Less than half

Only 48 percent of eighth graders have science teachers who majored in science.

Source: Change the Equation Vital Signs, 2011

Tags: science, teachers, K-12

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