Why Students Leave STEM | Edutopia

By Ainissa Ramirez

There was a recent report PDF, 1.6MB that put out some alarming data about the attrition of students in STEM college courses. The numbers say that 48 percent of bachelors degree students who entered STEM fields between 2003 and 2009 have left. Many people are striving to understand the cause for the attrition, particularly for students of color and women. According to a White House report PDF, 1.1MB, it seems that students leave STEM because of the uninviting atmosphere, difficult weed-out classes, and STEM courses that do not show their relevancy.

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