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Illinois makes gains in STEM degrees to draw close to national average

The June 2012 issue of the Index discussed how achievement in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) can support a robust innovation ecosystem. Degrees in these fields are in high demand as companies seek to harness technological advancements and R&D breakthroughs. By calculating total STEM degrees as a percentage of all degrees, states can track the growth of students in this category. In 2011, Illinois’ total STEM degrees (including bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorates and doctorate equivalents) made up 23 percent of all degrees conferred, just below the U.S. total of 25 percent. READ MORE

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