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Access: Ratio of Black + Hispanic to White Percent of Bachelor's Degrees in STEM Fields

Inclusive preparation is required to achieve inclusive prosperity. STEM skills — science, engineering, technology and math — are in high demand by businesses and so offer opportunities for upward mobility. This metric calculates the percentage of those with bachelor's degrees who have earned them in STEM fields by race, then compares the percentage for black and Hispanics combined to that of whites.

KC Value KC Rank Top Ranked
Metro
Top Ranked
Metro Value
10th Ranked
Metro
10th
Ranked Value
Ranking
Trend
Level  2015 102.4% 11 Minneapolis 114.9% Sacramento 104.2%  11th
(down from 5th)
2014 108.3% 5 Minneapolis 124.8% Sacramento 105.7%
Growth* Change in Percent 2014-15 2.55% 10 Jacksonville 6.32% Kansas City  2.55% 10th
(up from 12th)
Change in Percent 2013-14 2.18% 12 Jacksonville 6.35%  Indianapolis  2.69%

* Growth is calculated based on a 3-year moving average of the original data to reduce the influence of temporary, random or one-time events.

Source: American Community Survey
Excel data:
Ratio of Black + Hispanic to White Percent of Bachelor's Degrees in STEM Fields

 

 

 

Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Level

Ratio of Black + Hispanic to White Percent of Bachelor's Degrees in STEM Fields - 2015


Ratio of Black + Hispanic to White Percent of Bachelor's Degrees in STEM Fields - 2014



Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Growth

Ratio of Black + Hispanic to White Percent of Bachelor's Degrees in STEM Fields - Change in Percent 2014-15


Ratio of Black + Hispanic to White Percent of Bachelor's Degrees in STEM Fields - Change in Percent 2013-14