The number of STEM-specific schools and colleges has grown rapidly over the past two decades.

But many of the top schools, like the University of Virginia, continue to be dominated by traditional STEM majors, according to a new report from the Center for the Study of Education.

More: The University of California at Berkeley’s Engineering School was the first to launch a STEM-focused program in 2017, and UCLA is now the second-largest institution.

The report found that the University of Virginia is still the largest U.S. school for STEM majors.

The average STEM-related GPA of U.

Va. students in 2017 was 3.5.


Va.’s Engineering School has seen a dramatic increase in the number of students who earn a STEM degree in recent years.

In 2017, the school’s average STEM GPA was 3; in 2018, it was 4.4; and in 2019, it is 5.4. 

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Engineering School was founded in 1854 by Robert E. Smith, who wanted to provide a program that would give the most important skills to the next generation of engineers.

In addition to engineering, the program offers a variety of other science, technology, engineering, and math fields.

In 2018, the average GPA of engineering students was 3, a major improvement from last year’s 3.4, according the report.


Virginia’s Engineering Department is also one of the largest in the country.

The University had the second highest average GPA among schools with at least 1,000 engineering students in 2018.

The report also analyzed the percentage of engineering majors who earned their degrees in a specific STEM field.

More: According to the report, nearly two-thirds of engineering graduates in 2018 had received their bachelor’s degree in a STEM field (compared to 56 percent of engineering undergraduates). 

In 2017, only 5 percent of students at the University earned their bachelor of science degree in engineering.

Other highlights from the report: “While we cannot quantify all the positive changes in engineering, we believe that the number and pace of major changes in STEM fields is at an all-time high,” said Ben Lippert, CEO of the Center.

“As the number, diversity, and importance of STEM majors increase, more students are taking advantage of these opportunities and taking the next step in their careers.”

More on Recode: Read Recode’s full 2018 Education Report, which includes a look at the top colleges and schools in the U.K., the U