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Shaping the Workforce: NSF Graduate Student Support, Text Slide 2 of 13

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Slide Title: Science and Engineering (S&E) Education Trends

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Enrollment in U.S. colleges and universities up by 25 percent over the last two decades.
Percentage of freshman intending to study S&E, as well as the percentage of S&E undergraduate degrees conferred, was relatively flat for the same time period.
Among those graduating with S&E undergraduate degrees, the retention rate of those going into S&E graduate studies has declined.

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