About this Indicator
Nationally, the number of job openings in most STEM occupational areas is expected to increase faster than the average growth rate of all occupations. The production of STEM graduates has also been underscored as a critical step towards maintaining international competitiveness in a global knowledge-innovation economy.
This indicator measures the number of degrees awarded for every 1,000 people aged 18-24. Undergraduate majors corresponding to STEM fields include such disciplines as biology, physics, computer science, engineering, and mathematics.
National Science Board. Science and Engineering Indicators 2018, State Indicators.
 U.S. Department of Labor. Occupational outlook handbook, 2018-2028.