by Megan Rogers
"About half of bachelor’s degree candidates in science, technology, engineering and math leave the field before completing a college degree, according to a report from the U.S. Education Department’s National Center for Education Statistics. That might seem high, but it roughly tracks the rate at which students in other majors -- like humanities, education and health sciences -- switched majors or dropped out of college, too, the study found."
Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/11/27/study-tracks-attrition-rates-stem-majors#ixzz2m6C22yIQ
Inside Higher Ed