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2023 Science Teacher Education Students

There are about 3,515 students enrolled in Science Teacher Education in the USA.

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College can be a profoundly consequential investment in one's life; it is a chance for personal progress and development. Students try to discover who they are and forge the must-have skills to be a successful member of society. But growth goes beyond a classroom environment - the campus dialogue, the personal lesson learned from a tenured instructor, the exposure to a different point of view. Therefore, finding a diverse college greatly enriches what you gain from your time at college.

Science Teacher Education is in the bottom 10% of subjects for racial diversity*. It has the 10th highest share of white students. 85% of the nation's Science Teacher Education majors are white students, followed by latino students (7%), students of other races**(4%), and asian students (3%). The most racially diverse college* in the top 100 is University of South Florida-Main Campus located in Tampa, FL.

Second, Science Teacher Education significatly skews female, with 65% of students majoring in Science Teacher Education identifying as women. Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL has the most gender balanced student body in the top 100.

Another substantial type of diversity is wealth diversity. Science Teacher Education is the 3rd most socioeconomically diverse focus in the United States. 25% of its students come from homes with $110,000 plus annual incomes, 18% are from households that earn between $75,000 and $110,000 a year, and 24% grew up in homes taking in under $30,000 a year. Hardin-Simmons University has the most financially diverse students in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall FL is the most diverse state for Science Teacher Education. The Southeast is the most diverse region, and the Ohio Valley Conference is the most diverse conference.

* diversity calculations and comparisons are based on Simpson's Diversity Index
** other races is used to refer to non asian, black, latino, or white

Diversity Statistics

Racial Diversity
  • Asian: 3%

  • Black: 2%

  • Latino: 7%

  • White: 85%

  • Other: 4%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 35%

  • Female: 65%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 24%

  • 30k - 48k: 16%

  • 48k - 75k: 17%

  • 75k - 110k: 18%

  • Over 110k: 25%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 81%

  • Out of State: 18%

  • International: 1%

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