Variant of CIP 2011- STEM groupings

Status: This standard was approved as a recommended standard on February 18, 2013.

This variant can be used to compare the STEM fields of study - science, technology, engineering and math - to the other, non-STEM, fields. It can also be used to examine or compare the individual components of STEM.

The variant consists of two groupings, STEM and non-STEM fields of study. The STEM grouping is further broken out into four sub-groupings reflecting its four components: Science; Technology, except engineering technology; Engineering and engineering technology; and, Mathematics and computer sciences.

Each sub-grouping contains at least one complete CIP series (2-digit class). However, most sub-groupings also contain sub-series or instructional program classes from other CIP series. The full contents of STEM, non-STEM and of the four STEM components are shown in the following table.

Classification structure

Variant of CIP 2011- STEM groupings - Classification structure
Code Title
aSTEM STEM
a.1Science Science
a.2Technology, except engineering technology Technology, except engineering technology
a.3Engineering and engineering technology Engineering and engineering technology
a.4Mathematics and computer sciences Mathematics and computer sciences
bNon-STEM Non-STEM
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