Current State of STEM

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Women continue to be underrepresented in the STEM workforce. Gender gaps in education pathways persist, limiting access, preparation, and career opportunities. The following resources examine the current state of STEM and provide statistical looks at progress in the K-12, Higher Education, and Workforce spheres.  

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State of Girls and Women in STEM

Annually, NGCP presents this high-level summary of the most compelling statistics and research on the state of girls and women in STEM.

K-12 Education Statistics

Girls/young women’s STEM achievement and participation are on par with boys/young men for most subjects, but racial, ethnic, and family income gaps exist.

Higher Education Statistics

At the undergraduate level, science and engineering course-taking rates for girls/women shift and gender disparities begin to emerge, especially for minority women.

Workforce Statistics

Women remain underrepresented in the STEM workforce, although to a lesser degree, with the greatest disparities in computer science, engineering, and the physical sciences. 

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More Resources

In our growing library, you can find additional articles, webinar recordings, and NGCP publications that present research and statistics.

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