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Texas Wesleyan named in inaugural STEM Jobs Approved Colleges list

12.11.2014 | By:
The STEM JobsSM Approved Colleges survey measures how effectively schools align their programs to high demand, high paying STEM jobs, and how well they assist their students in achieving career aspirations in STEM fields.

Texas Wesleyan has been designated a 2015 STEM JobsSM Approved College by Victory Media. The list is the first of its kind to rate universities, colleges, community colleges and trade schools on their responsiveness and relevance to high demand, high growth STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) occupations. 

"This recognition is important because these jobs are in high demand, and we work hard to ensure our graduates are competitive," Marcel Satsky Kerr, Ph.D., dean, School of Natural and Social Sciences, said.

"We accomplish this by providing students hands-on, experiential learning opportunities and a skills-based co-curriculum that allows for the development of critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills, which are paramount in the ever-advancing STEM fields."

Texas Wesleyan was among more than 1,600 schools participating in the STEM JobsSM survey process. Schools submitting surveys were scored on publicly available data and responses to proprietary questions around three key indicators of success: STEM job alignment, STEM job placement and diversity in a school’s STEM programs.