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Table 2 Determinants of graduating with a science degree

From: College major peer effects and attrition from the sciences

Variables (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
Peer Ability Index:      
Intended Science Majors 0.000721 −0.0562 −0.0976** −0.0804** −0.100***
  [0.0613] [0.0385] [0.0287] [0.0224] [0.0259]
Intended Non-science Majors −0.0211 0.0339 0.0929** 0.0785** 0.0944**
  [0.0636] [0.0380] [0.0346] [0.0280] [0.0284]
Own Characteristics:      
Math SAT Score 0.117*** 0.114*** 0.114*** 0.0669*** 0.0669***
  [0.0107] [0.0106] [0.0106] [0.00712] [0.00712]
Verbal SAT Score −0.0375*** −0.0361*** −0.0351*** −0.0237*** −0.0237***
  [0.00472] [0.00422] [0.00403] [0.00258] [0.00258]
UC-Adjusted High School GPA 0.0927*** 0.0853*** 0.0848*** 0.0535*** 0.0535***
  [0.0108] [0.00949] [0.00954] [0.00647] [0.00647]
Asian 0.0794*** 0.0568*** 0.0563*** 0.0382*** 0.0383***
  [0.00750] [0.00720] [0.00745] [0.00718] [0.00718]
Black or Hispanic 0.0280*** 0.0194** 0.0221*** −0.00334 −0.00334
  [0.00467] [0.00527] [0.00560] [0.00502] [0.00504]
Other Non-white Race/Ethnicity 0.0315*** 0.0241*** 0.0250*** 0.0192*** 0.0192***
  [0.00449] [0.00382] [0.00415] [0.00445] [0.00445]
Fixed Effects:      
Application-Admission Pattern No Yes Yes No No
Application-Admission Pattern No No No Yes Yes
(w/ Application Major Preferences)      
College No No Yes Yes Yes
College Selectivity Tier by Cohort No No No No Yes
Observations 241,062 241,062 241,062 241,062 241,062
R-squared 0.108 0.126 0.127 0.403 0.403
  1. Notes: Each column contains coefficient estimates from separate regressions. Each regression also contains college and college selectivity tier by cohort fixed effects as well as controls for parental education and family income by cohort. Robust standard errors, clustered by college, are reported in brackets. ***p < 0.01, **p < 0.05, based on a t-distribution with 5 d.f.