Science and Engineering Degrees Are on the Rise

The number of science and engineering bachelor's degrees completed in the United States has climbed 19 percent over the last five years, more than double the 9-percent growth rate for other disciplines, according to studies being released on Tuesday by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.

Science and engineering accounted for 32 percent of all bachelor's degrees in 2013, up from 30 percent in 2009. The researchers used the