Diversity and STEM: Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities 2023
January 30, 2023
Explore statistical information about the representation of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities in STEM employment and science and engineering education. New data show that the STEM workforce is growing, employing nearly a quarter (24%) of individuals in 2021, up 20% from 2011. In addition to growth, the STEM workforce continues to diversify; underrepresented minorities accounted for 24% of the STEM workforce in 2021, up from 18% in 2011, while representation of women reached 35% in 2021, up from 32% in 2011.
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Sixty-three of the 101 HBCUs received federal obligations for S&E activities in FY 2020, totaling $354 million
Over half of Hispanic doctorate recipients in 2010–20 earned a bachelor's degree from a public U.S. college or university
The NASA-sponsored Jet Propulsion Laboratory reported almost $2.4 billion in R&D expenditures for FY 2021
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