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STEM Attainment: Percent of Bachelor's Degrees Earned in STEM fields

This metric calculates the proportion of those with bachelor's degrees who have earned them in the fields of science, technology, engineering or math. Technology includes computer-related fields.

KC Value KC Rank Top Ranked
Metro
Top Ranked
Metro Value
10th Ranked
Metro
10th
Ranked Value
Ranking
Trend
Level  2015 29.0% 28  San Jose  56.9% Richmond 37.2%  28th
(up from 30th)
2014 28.7% 30 San Jose 56.7%  Virginia Beach  35.9%
Growth* Change in Percent 2014-15 0.02% 19 Richmond 0.80% Virginia Beach  0.31% 19th
(up from 24th)
Change in Percent 2013-14 -0.23% 24  Memphis  0.78%  Seattle  0.14%

* 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: STEM Attainment: Percent of Bachelor's Degrees Earned in STEM fields

 

 

 

Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Level

Percent of Bachelor's Degrees Earned in STEM Fields - 2015


Percent of Bachelor's Degrees Earned in STEM Fields - 2014



Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Growth

Percent of Bachelor's Degrees Earned in STEM Fields - Change in Percent 2014-15


Percent of Bachelor's Degrees Earned in STEM Fields - Change in Percent 2013-14