U.S. Lags Way Behind in Science, Math Grads

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The U.S. lags behind Korea, Germany, the U.K. and 19 other countries in the number of employed math and science graduates it produces, according to a new report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. The report found about 1,472 science, engineering, computing and statistics graduates for every 10,000 25- to 34-year-old workers in the U.S. That contrasted with more than 3,555 STEM graduates for world leader Korea, MSNBC reported. Cornell Higher Education Research Institute Director Ronald Ehrenberg said the findings were a potential problem for the economy because innovation is fueled by workers with degrees in STEM fields.

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