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Title:  STEM in Postsecondary Education: Entrance, Attrition, and Coursetaking Among 2003-2004 Beginning Postsecondary Students
Description: Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields are widely regarded as critical to the national economy. To provide a nationally representative portrait of undergraduate students’ experiences in STEM education, these Web Tables summarize longitudinal data from a cohort of first-time, beginning students who started postsecondary education in a bachelor’s or associate’s degree program in 2003−04, examining their entrance into and attrition from STEM fields and the extent to which they participated in STEM coursework over a period of 6 academic years, from 2003–04 to 2008–09.
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Cover Date: October 2012
Web Release: October 10, 2012
Publication #: NCES 2013152
Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Xianglei Chen and Phoebe Ho, MPR Associates
Type of Product: Tables
Survey/Program Areas: Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS)
Postsecondary Education Transcript Collections (PETS)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Tables, please contact:
Aurora M. D'Amico.
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