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RTI Study Reports High Attrition among STEM High Performance Students

About a quarter of high performing students who began pursuing a bachelor’s degree between 2003 and 2009 declared a science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) major; however, nearly a third of these students had transferred out of STEM fields by spring 2009, according to a study by RTI International.

While being very attractive to students, especially high performers, why is it that we cannot retain them?

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