I've always said if you want to know what we're truly up against just look at our peers in the academic world and see how many of them field FBS football teams.One can admire highly regarded universities that field successful football teams, but how many institutes do the same? Are we the only ones who try? Seems like beating a dead horse to me. Math and science are not just a hard sell to athletes, but are to youth in general as well.
The table below shows the top-ranked universities that granted the largest proportions of bachelor's degrees in STEM fields.
California Institute of Technology 98%
Colorado School of Mines 98%
Missouri University of Science & Technology 91%
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA) 88%
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 86%
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY) 84%
Stevens Institute of Technology (NJ) 82%
Michigan Technological University 77%
Clarkson University (NY) 76%
Georgia Institute of Technology 76%