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Science, Engineering Studies Are Still a Hard Sell to Women

Wall Street Journal, April 11, 2017 Computer science and engineering are gaining in popularity as undergraduate and graduate courses of study. But in a trend that could further solidify for decades a gender-based earnings gap, men continue to flock to those lucrative disciplines in significantly larger numbers than women. Nearly half of all bachelor’s degrees earned in the sciences and engineering…

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Female Mentors Can Help Level the STEM Playing Field in Higher Ed

MeriTalk, Nov. 17, 2016 From 2010 to 2020, STEM-related employment is projected to increase by 16 percent to more than 8.5 million jobs, according to the White House Council on Women and Girls. As early as 2018, the United States faces a skills shortage of 230,000 STEM employees, explains a CBS News report. However, the…

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New Report Puts Member-Served Students’ Outcomes in Context

National College Access Network, Nov. 16, 2016 The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center’s (NSCRC) fourth annual High School Benchmarks Report, released recently, examines the enrollment, persistence and completion outcomes of students across the country. These reports provide useful figures against which NCAN members can compare their student outcomes, especially when used in conjunction with data…

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Report Underscores Racial, Class Disparities in College Degree Attainment

Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Oct. 28, 2016 Despite the increased emphasis placed in recent years on the importance of obtaining a college degree, deep disparities between rich and poor, minority and White students still persist when it comes to who goes to college as well as who finishes, new college completion figures released Thursday…

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2016 High School Benchmarks Report Released

Report Reveals 21 Percent College Degree Attainment Gap Between Low-Income and Higher-Income High Schools  HERNDON, VA (Oct. 27, 2016)–Forty-five percent of students graduating in the class of 2009 from higher-income high schools completed a college degree by 2015, compared to 24 percent of students from low-income schools, according to the fourth annual, The High School…

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High School Benchmarks 2016 Webinar, Oct. 27 at 2 PM Eastern

National Student Clearinghouse Blog, Oct. 18 The National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™ will hold a webinar on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 2 p.m. Eastern to release the fourth annual High School Benchmarks Report: National College Progression Rates. The report provides new data on high school graduates’ college access, persistence, and completion outcomes. Register today to attend…

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Why some colleges are better than others at getting women into STEM careers

MarketWatch, January 4, 2016 Just 29% of the bachelor’s degrees awarded to women were in science and engineering fields in 2014, compared with 40% for men, according to the National Student Clearinghouse. The share of 2014 female graduates with science and engineering degrees drops to 12% when social sciences and psychology are eliminated. Read more…

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STEM on the Rise: Science and Engineering Degrees Increase in the Past 10 Years

Women Lose Ground at Bachelor’s Level, Gain Ground at the Doctoral Level HERNDON, VA, JAN. 27, 2015 – In the first national-level view of science and engineering degrees awarded in 2013-14, including advanced degrees, the National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™ found that from 2004 to 2014, the prevalence of science and engineering (S&E) degrees increased…

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CTEE Report Spring 2017