U.S. Trends

U.S. Demographics


U.S. Demographics

Available data on STEM degree attainment in the United States going back to 1966, three years before the Apollo 11 flight that landed on the Moon.

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2011 – Demographics

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…

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2008 – Demographics

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…

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2010 – Demographics

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…

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2012 – Demographics

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…

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2013 – Demographics

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…

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