Graphs - STEM


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Ohio independent colleges efficiently prepare students for degrees in STEM fields.

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Ohio independent colleges continue to produce more than their share of graduates in fields important to the economy and the quality of life of the state.

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Large proportions of Ohio high school graduates showing interest, whether direct or indirect, in science, technology, medical and health, engineering, or mathematics are not ready for college-level study in those areas.

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STEM attrition by sector

Those who expect to earn a bachelor's degree in science, technology, engineering, or math need to carefully examine the success rates of the institutional sector they choose.

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Share of degrees by field 12-13

As they have for many years, Ohio's independent colleges contribute more than their share of bachelor's degrees in areas of study important to the state's future.

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Share of degrees by field12

Newly available federal data show that independent colleges in Ohio continue to produce large shares of bachelor's degrees in key fields of study.

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Degrees by Major Over Time

Although bachelor's degrees overall in the U.S. increased by one third during the last decade, degrees in STEM did not keep pace - including a 10 percent drop in degrees in computer science - and degrees in education actually fell.

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STEM interest

Among the problems in focusing workforce development on STEM (i.e. science, technology, engineering and mathematics) are that less than a third of high school seniors express interest in the field, and of these nearly half are not proficient enough in mathematics to pursue advanced study.

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share of degrees in ohio

As always, Ohio's independent colleges contribute more than their share to degrees in fields vital to the state's future.

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STEM degree growth in Ohio

Bachelor's degrees in STEM fields awarded in Ohio have grown 20 percent in the last decade.

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share of degree for privates

Once again, federal data on graduations demonstrate how Ohio's independent colleges outperform public universities in producing degrees in areas critical to the state's future: even in engineering, where just a handful of AICUO's members awarded degrees in 2009-10.

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gender and STEM

Over the long term, women have earned a growing share of bachelor's degrees in the "STEM" - science, technology, engineering, and mathematics - fields. However, the growth has been unevenly distributed among the STEM disciples.

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In the last decade, independent colleges awarded 28,281 bachelor's degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, 35 percent of Ohio's total.

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STEM degrees awarded

New federal data on graduations continue to show the disproportionate production of independent colleges in producing degrees in areas critical to the future of Ohio: even in engineering, where just nine of AICUO's 52 members offer degrees.

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STEM majors

In all "STEM" fields, Ohio's independent colleges are the more efficient sector in graduating their majors.

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Ohio independent colleges shine in graduating scientists, engineers, artists, linguists...

independent grads

Even engineers, as only a handful of independent colleges can afford to offer engineering programs, and one of every five of Ohio's bachelor's degrees in that area come from our members.