People — Strategies

Alignment:
Percent of Young Adults with Bachelor's Degrees in STEM Fields
(25-39 years)

KC Rising initiatives aim to improve the alignment between the skills and competencies businesses need and those possessed by graduates of area schools. STEM skills — science, engineering, technology and math — are in high demand by businesses. This metric examines the percentage of young adults graduating with bachelor's degrees in these fields.

KC Value KC Rank Top Ranked
Metro
Top Ranked
Metro Value
10th Ranked
Metro
10th
Ranked Value
Ranking
Trend
Level  2015 12.5% 18 San Jose 33.4% Pittsburgh 16.6%  18th
(up from 19th)
2014 12.1% 19 San Jose 33.0% Pittsburgh 15.8%
Growth* Change in Percent 2014-15 0.23% 17 San Jose 1.03% Portland 0.43% 17th
(down from 16th)
Change in Percent 2013-14 0.27% 16 San Jose 1.50% Las Vegas 0.41%

* Growth is calculated based on a 3-year moving average of the original data to reduce the influence of temporary, random or one-time events.

Source: American Community Survey
Excel data: Alignment: Percent of Young Adults with Bachelor's Degrees in STEM Fields (25-39 years)

 

Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Level

Percent of Young Adults with Bachelor's Degrees in STEM Fields (25-39 years) - 2015


Percent of Young Adults with Bachelor's Degrees in STEM Fields (25-39 years) - 2014



Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Growth

Percent of Young Adults with Bachelor's Degrees in STEM Fields (25-39 years) - Change in Percent 2014-15


Percent of Young Adults with Bachelor's Degrees in STEM Fields (25-39 years) - Change in Percent 2013-14