STEM Premier Spotlight: Alabama

Quick Facts:

  • STEM Premier Secondary-Level Students: 3,400+
  • Top College Interests: Auburn University, University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of South Alabama, University of Alabama
  • Top Intended Majors: Pre-Medicine, Nursing, Computer Science

The talent population on STEM Premier continues to grow, which means that our student base continues to increase in diversity; especially geographic diversity. Over 200,000 high school and college-level students across the country are showcasing themselves on the platform.

Alabama is the focus of our next state spotlight. Among the Yellowhammer State’s 3400+ STEM Premier users are 260 National Honor Society members, 175 members of HOSA - Future Health Professionals, and 93 FBLA members.

While STEM Premier students can be found virtually anywhere in the state, the largest concentration of students can be found in the state’s major population centers of Birmingham, Mobile, Montgomery, and Huntsville - home of the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. The top occupational interests of Tennessee’s students include surgery, nursing, mechanical engineering, pediatrics, physical therapy, and aerospace engineering.

According to ACT’s Condition of STEM Report, Alabama’s student interest in the STEM fields (52%) continues to outpace the national average (48%). This trend is powered by growing interest in the computer science, mathematics, and engineering fields. This sets Alabama apart from other states whose student interest lies primarily in the medical and health fields.

Read ACT’s entire Condition of STEM Report for Alabama.