STEM FACTS

  • STEM Majors Pay

    College STEM majors out-earn other college grads: a petroleum engineering major makes ~$120,000 per year, compared with $29,000 for counseling psychology majors

  • STEM Job Growth

    By 2018, STEM jobs will grow by 45%. Out of the 20 fasted growing occupations, 15 require significant mathematics or science preparation.

  • Money Average

    People in STEM fields can expect to earn 26% more money on average and be less likely to experience job loss.

  • Boys & Girls

    92% of boys and 97% of girls will lose interest in STEM if not engaged by the 5th
    (Dr. Kenneth Wesson).

     

  • STEM Degrees

    Currently only 16% of U.S. bachelor’s degrees will specialize in STEM.

  • 25th place

    Out of 65 countries, American students score 17th in science and 25th in math ability. The U.S.
    (Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development)

  • Only 6% of high school seniors will get a bachelor's degree in a STEM field.

  • Only 33% of eight graders are interested in STEM majors

  • Undergraduate programs in science and engineering report the lowest retention rates among all academic disciplines. Less than half of undergraduates that declare and intent to major in a STEM field complete a degree in one of those subjects.

  • Top earners in technology and science earn millions per year — certainly as much as most celebrities. Even so…the U.S. is not graduating nearly enough majors in these fields to supply the enormous demand.

  • Experts tell us that first-hand experience with a subject sparks neurons in a child’s brain that affect how long that child will retain a particular memory

  • 6% of U.S. Undergraduate major in engineering compared to 12% in Europe, 20% in Singapore, and 40% in China