The STEM Field is Expanding Quickly
Projected Growth Rates for STEM Occupations
The STEM group that is projected to grow fastest from 2014 to 2024 is the mathematical
science occupations group at 28.2 percent, compared with the average projected growth
for all occupations of 6.5 percent. This group includes occupations such as statisticians
and mathematicians. Since this group has the lowest employment among the STEM groups
in 2014, this growth will result in only about 42,900 new jobs over the period. The
only STEM group that is projected to show little or no change is drafters, engineering
technicians, and mapping technicians, with a slight projected decline of 1.4 percent,
a decline of about 9,600 jobs.
Information from the U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS.
93 of out 100
STEM occupations had wages above the national average.
$118,500 Average Salary
Physicists was among the highest paid STEM occupations.
The STEM group projected to grow fastest from 2014 – 2024 is mathematical science
occupations at 28.2%.
Completing the first two years of your STEM degree at STLCC is cost effective.
Average Tuition and Fees
- Public 2-year Institution = $3,730 (in-district)
- Public 4-year Institution = $10,440 (in-state)
- Private Nonprofit Institution = $36,880
Complete your first two years of your STEM degree at St. Louis Community College and
Information from: Trends in College Pricing 2019 and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Program Learning Outcomes
At the completion of the program, students are expected to:
- Demonstrate analytic thinking and problem solving skills in mathematics and the sciences.
- Communicate mathematically using verbal, graphical, numerical, and symbolic representations.
- Demonstrate a general knowledge of biological, chemical, computer science, physical,
mathematics, or engineering disciplines.
- Apply quantitative methods to science, engineering, or computer science.
- Use technology in mathematical and scientific problem solving.
Transfer Degrees at STLCC
Students should become familiar with the requirements at the institution to which
they plan to transfer and select their transfer courses carefully. Many bachelor's
degree programs have very specific requirements for the freshman and sophomore years,
and it is the transferring student’s responsibility to ensure that courses will apply
to the bachelor’s degree. Students are encouraged to talk to an advisor to assist
in planning a program of study or if they are considering a change in academic plans.
Discover More About STEM
Discover the answers to important questions on science, technology, engineering, and
mathematics (STEM) education and careers using the information from The National Science Foundation. Explore interactive charts and maps that focus on different topics across all levels
of education and the STEM workforce.
Cost of Attendance
For more information on cost of attendance visit MoSCORES.
Program Career and Salary Information
Pursuant to Missouri HB 1606 (2018), information regarding the number of credit hours,
program length, employment rate, wage data, and graduates employed in careers related
to their program of study at St. Louis Community College can be found at https://scorecard.mo.gov/. Search using School / Program “St. Louis Community College” and choose the degree
or credential type of interest.
The following limitations to the data apply - Information provided is based on the
most recent cohorts available. Typically, most recent cohorts for wage and completion
data are six years prior to the current academic year. Time to complete a program
of study varies depending on the number of credit hours students earn per semester.