Material Detail

Race and Gender Differences in College Major Choice

Race and Gender Differences in College Major Choice

This study investigates whether differences in college major choice by gender, race, and ethnicity are present at the start of college and if they can be explained by variation in academic preparation. The authors find that significant differences by gender, race, and ethnicity exist even after controlling for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) score and high school class rank. Gender differences are much larger than racial and ethnic disparities. Furthermore, women are more likely to switch away from an initial major in engineering than are white men.

Rate

Quality

  • User Rating
  • Comments
  • Learning Exercises
  • Bookmark Collections
  • Course ePortfolios
  • Accessibility Info

More about this material

Comments

Log in to participate in the discussions or sign up if you are not already a MERLOT member.
hidden