STEM Student Demographics

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  • Asian students have historically displayed the highest level of interest in the STEM fields.
  • Prior to 2001, African-American students showed high levels of interest in STEM fields, second only to the Asian demographic. However, since then, African-American interest in STEM has dropped dramatically to lower than any other ethnic group.
  • Other ethnicities with high STEM interest include American Indian students.
  • Female students are significantly less likely to pursue a college major or career. The gap is increasing at a significant rate.
  • Male students are also more likely to pursue engineering and technology fields, while female students prefer science fields, like biology, chemistry, and marine biology.
  • Overall, male students are three times more likely to be interested in pursuing a STEM career.