5 Interesting Reasons Why Black Students Are Steering Clear of STEM Fields


According to USA Today writer Amanda Reaume, “since 1978, college tuition and fees have increased by a whopping 1,120%. During that same period, the price of food has increased 244% and medical expenses 601%.” That means that college is expensive for everyone. The price of a good education can be extremely taxing for students from low-income homes. Those who are pursuing STEM careers are some of the students suffering the most because most STEM careers require a master’s degree and, in some cases, a doctorate to be successful. As students study for a good career, their expenses rack up. So they get a job where they are likely underemployed and all the while drowning further in debt.