Resources

Science is based on the pursuit of understanding the world in which we live in, whether that is mankind, animals, or nature. It involves understanding how and why things work. Yet, fewer youths are pursuing a science oriented degree. The following links provide information we have gathered with regard to trends in math and science. Some are complex reports while others summarize information.

The Harvey L. Foster Foundation Board is always interested in informative data so that we can keep our Foundation relevant to the current needs of society. If you come across information you feel is useful for us to know, please feel free to email it to us. Please send it to Board Member Christine Foster at

National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics:
Key Science and Engineering Indicators, 2010 Digest
Science and Engineering Indicators 2010

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/

National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics: Total Science and Engineering Graduate Enrollment Falls for Fourth Consecutive Year http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/databrf/sdb99316.htm

Degrees in Science and Mathematics: National Trends and State-by-State Data (see trends on pages 11, 12 and 13). http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=93183

The U.S. Dept of Education, Institute of Education Sciences: Digest of Education Statistics. http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d08/tables/dt08_393.asp.

Southeastern Louisiana University: Graduation Rates by Major, Fall 1999 Cohort. August 2006. Office of Institutional Research and Assessment 99_cohort.pdf

Southeastern Louisiana University: Graduation Rates by Major, Fall 1996 Cohort. November 2003. Office of Institutional Research and Assessment 1996_majors.pdf

Some more recent data from Southeastern Louisiana University can be found below.
http://www.selu.edu/admin/ir/factbook/majors_info.html

You might also explore the links in this web site:
http://www.selu.edu/admin/ir/index.html