STEM Facts

  • Wages in STEM jobs are 71% higher than the national average.
  • The US demand for engineers and scientists is expected to increase 4x the rate of other occupations over the next decade.
  • Growth in STEM careers continues to be greater than in other fields.
  • Technology professionals will experience the highest growth in job numbers between now and 2030.
  • STEM occupations are growing at 24%, while other occupations are growing at 4%.

STEM at The University of Texas at Austin

  • UT Austin is committed to providing equitable access to STEM opportunities for a diverse community of learners.
  • The College of Natural Sciences at UT Austin is one of the largest science colleges in the US.
  • UT Austin’s engineering and computer science programs are regularly ranked in the top 10 nationwide.
  • The Cockrell School of Engineering is one of the top five universities in the country to award bachelor’s degrees to Black and Hispanic/Latinx students and the No. 14 producer of women B.S. engineering graduates in the nation.
  • UT Austin’s Jackson School of Geosciences has the No. 1 geology program in the country and has three programs ranked in the top five.