People — Strategies

Alignment:
Young Adult (25-39) Percent of Bachelor’s Degrees in STEM Fields

KC Rising initiatives aim to improve the alignment between the skills and competencies businesses need and those possessed by graduates of area schools. STEM skills — science, engineering, technology and math — are in high demand by businesses. This metric examines the percentage of young adults with bachelor's degrees who majored in STEM fields.

KC Value KC Rank Top Ranked
Metro
Top Ranked
Metro Value
10th Ranked
Metro
10th
Ranked Value
Ranking
Trend
Level  2017 31.3% 27 San Jose 61.6% Richmond 38.9%  27th
(down from 19th)
2016 33.7% 19 San Jose 58.9% Austin 39.9%
Growth* Change in Percent 2016-17 0.05% 15 Raleigh 2.43% Seattle 0.29% 15th
(down from 6th)
Change in Percent 2015-16 0.83% 6 Denver 1.07% St. Louis 0.63%

* 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: Alignment: Young Adult (25-39) Percent of Bachelor’s Degrees in STEM Fields

 

Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Level

Young Adult (25-39) Percent of Bachelor’s Degrees in STEM Fields - 2017


Young Adult (25-39) Percent of Bachelor’s Degrees in STEM Fields - 2016



Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Growth

Young Adult (25-39) Percent of Bachelor’s Degrees in STEM Fields - Change in Percent 2016-17


Young Adult (25-39) Percent of Bachelor’s Degrees in STEM Fields - Change in Percent 2015-16