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Table 6 Determinants of college outcomes of URM intended science majors

From: College major peer effects and attrition from the sciences

Variables Graduated in sciences Final major science Cumulative GPA Graduated Time to degree
Peer Ability Index:      
Intended STEM majors −0.274** 0.0791 −0.315*** −0.425*** 0.268
  [0.109] [0.131] [0.0732] [0.0855] [0.540]
Intended non-STEM 0.163 −0.0357 0.0807 0.207** −0.158
Majors [0.124] [0.134] [0.0588] [0.0626] [0.462]
Own Characteristics:      
Math SAT score 0.106*** 0.123*** 0.0318 −0.00402 −0.0646
  [0.0143] [0.0166] [0.0208] [0.0112] [0.0465]
Verbal SAT score −0.00592 −0.0163** 0.0797*** 0.0118 −0.105**
  [0.00729] [0.00630] [0.0159] [0.0122] [0.0375]
UC-Adjusted HS GPA 0.112*** 0.0609*** 0.251*** 0.102*** −0.223***
  [0.0104] [0.00639] [0.0162] [0.00653] [0.0355]
Observations 12,114 12,114 11,956 12,114 8,473
R-squared 0.483 0.484 0.561 0.489 0.529
  1. Notes: Each column contains coefficient estimates from separate regressions. Each regression also contains controls for parental education, family income by cohort, college, college selectivity tier by cohort, and UC application-admission pattern fixed effects that account for the intended major listed on each application. Robust standard errors, clustered by campus, are reported in brackets. ***p < 0.01, **p < 0.05, based on a t-distribution with 5 d.f.