Proof of MemphiSTEM's impressive impact.
1. Graduation Numbers at the UofM
The number of students graduating in STEM at the UofM has increased over the course of the project (Table 1).
Table 1: STEM degrees awarded (Baccalaureate)
|UofM STEM graduates||224||251||265||270||320||352|
2. Retention in STEM for First-time, Fulltime Freshmen at the UofM
First-time, fulltime freshmen are more likely to be retained in a STEM major since the onset of MemphiSTEM in 2008. Students are more likely to remain in a STEM major after two and three years and be retained or graduate after four years (Table 2).
Table 2: Retention in STEM for first-time full-time freshmen
|Year of Matriculation||Retained 1 year||Retained 2 years||Retained 3years||Retained/graduated 4 years|
3. Retention and Performance of MemphiSTEM Students
Results from an analysis comparing MemphiSTEM students (UofM students taking part in MemphiSTEM activities) to a group of control students (UofM STEM majors not participating in MemphiSTEM activities) indicate MemphiSTEM students are more likely to be retained or graduate in a STEM major and attain a higher GPA than control students (Table 3).
Table 3: MemphiSTEM student retention
|MemphiSTEM Students||UM STEM Control Students|
|College of Arts and Sciences|
|College of Engineering|
These analysis are accompanied with the final external evaluation report explanations.