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U.S. Demographics

Year: 2013
Country: United States
In the United States, the number of STEM graduates has been growing at all degree attainment levels. Bachelor’s degrees grew ##% from 2000 to 2010, while master’s and doctoral degrees each grew about ##% over this time period. Data is available on STEM degree attainment in the United States...
Year: 2012
Universities in the United States attract a large number of foreign students. The largest proportion of these students comes from ##, followed by ## and ##. Retaining these highly trained graduates is important, particularly at a time when global competition for this talent is increasing.
Year: 2011
Country: United States
Both the government and industry space sectors in the United States show a high demand for STEM-educated professionals. As of December 2011, ## of NASA’s ## employees—##% of its civil servant workforce—worked in STEM-related fields, mainly as professionals working in engineering, mathematics,...
Year: 2010
Country: United States
In the United States, NASA continues to be a significant source of demand for new space professionals. Over the past five years, NASA has hired more than ## new science and engineering employees. To balance out its aging workforce, NASA has set a target that ##% of all new civil servant hires be...
Year: 2008
Country: United States
Women constituted a majority of students who received post-secondary degrees. In 2006, some ##% of all bachelor’s degrees were awarded to women, up from ##% in 1986. In degree fields critical to the space industry, however, women are still woefully underrepresented.

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