11/24/2013 10:57 pm ET Updated Jan 24, 2014

Science, Engineering Degrees Grew Twice As Fast As Others, Report Says

Efforts to encourage students to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics degrees may be starting to sink into students' minds, according to new data released by the National Student Clearinghouse.

The organization's research center found that in the last five years, bachelor's degree completions for science and engineering disciplines grew nearly twice as fast as others. Between 2009 and 2013, science and engineering degrees grew by 19 percent, compared to a 9 percent growth among other disciplines. The NSC's research center analyzed the growth of these degrees in two reports released Monday, one by gender and another by age.