If you want a career in a STEM related field, it makes sense that you should go to a school that grants the most STEM degrees right? So with that in mind here is some ofthe top-ranked STEM degree granting universities.
According to U.S. News STEM Solutions conference new list of National Universities the 2013 Best Colleges Rankings, California Institute of Technology and Colorado School of Mines tied for first with 98 percent of their degrees granted in STEM fields. Missouri University of Science & Technology is third with 91 percent. Worcester Polytechnic Institute of Technology in Massachusetts is fourth with 88 percent and MIT is fifth with 86 percent.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s list of STEM designated-degree programs was the major factoring in determine which schools to evaluate. After the school year ended in June, 2012 U.S. News added up how many bachelor’s degrees were granted at each school in STEM fields. They collected the data using the latest degree-completion data from the National Center for Education Statistics. U.S. News then computed the percentage from each school. Basically, schools have to emphasize STEM fields in their curriculum and degree offerings.
Schools had to offer at least a third of their degrees in STEM fields to be considered. Schools also have to be in the top half of the National Universities category in the 2013 Best college rankings in order to be included in the analysis. So schools like Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering and South Dakota School of Mines and Technology were not included.
The full list can be found here. Now go out and find the right school for you!