The number of U.S. undergraduate degrees being awarded in most STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and math) has risen steadily in recent years.
Yet some American employers say they are having trouble finding candidates to fill STEM jobs. The mismatch is not occurring because of an actual shortage of graduates; the numbers of job openings and new degree holders align fairly closely.
And the shortfall is not because more foreign-born students are returning home after earning U.S. degrees, as has been rumored lately.
From Scientific American
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