Follow the path of a single graduating class from 9th grade to undergraduate completion. See how modest improvements in STEM persistence can have a major impact in the number of STEM college graduates.
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HIGH SCHOOL
COLLEGE
New Students who
ENTER STEM paths
by Senior Year

203,214

Projected High School Graduates in the Class of 2019
College Bound Freshmen Interested in STEM

Average % Rate of STEM Attrition
Move the slider to see how small improvements in secondary student STEM interest attrition can have a major impact in the number of STEM Graduates in 2021.
Seniors who Persisted
on a STEM Path

Number of STEM Interested HS Seniors
Expected to Enroll in College

Number of Students who will Enroll in
a STEM Degree Program in College

Estimated Number
of STEM Graduates
When a pipeline is leaking, the first step should always be to stop the leaks. Keeping secondary students engaged in STEM is far more efficient and effective than trying to create NEW interest later in life.
%
In 2015-2016, an estimated

high school students will LEAVE STEM paths between Freshman and Senior years.
Changing course from a non-STEM field to a STEM field during college is extremely difficult due to prerequisites and necessary skill development. For this reason, growing the number of students who enter college with those plans is our best chance to grow the number of college graduates.
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