Less Than 20% Of American Students Choose STEM Degrees

According to data given by the UNESCO Institute of Statistics, less than 20% of American students choose STEM degrees, with India producing the most graduates in total.

Graduates in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics – STEM for short – are sought after globally, but are often in short supply. Many countries have tried to bolster enrollment in STEM to aid important growth industries like medtech, digital services, mobility or computer sciences. However, countries have had varying success in the matter.

As Statista’s Katharina Buchholz reportsaccording to numbers collected by the UNESCO Institute for Statisticstertiary students in Malaysia and Tunisia are among the most likely to graduate in a STEM field, with between 43.5 and almost 40 percent of students there receiving a respective degree, out of all countries where recent data was available. India, with a still high share of 34 percent of students picking STEM, is however producing the most graduates in total in the field due to its population of around 1.4 billion people – the largest in the world.

According to an Australian Today report citing Times Higher Education After Canada, some Australian universities have started rejecting visa applications of Indian students from the states of Punjab and Haryana.

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