This section provides data across Key Measures broken out by income status.

Low-income students face structural barriers to participation on the STEM continuum, including lack of opportunities; transportation; program costs; lack of prerequisite knowledge, skills, or interest based on earlier barriers; and competitive applications. Lower-income students may attend under-resourced schools, have fewer home resources to support learning, and face other barriers to participation in STEM opportunities.

When broken out by income status, STEM cradle-to-career Key Measures facilitate understanding of the ways in which students' income status may affect their opportunities in STEM.

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