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Table 7 Determinants of college outcomes of non-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 −0.181*** −0.125** −0.125** −0.116*** 0.416*
  [0.0400] [0.0462] [0.0445] [0.0164] [0.184]
Intended non-STEM 0.225*** 0.161*** 0.0461 0.125*** −0.482**
Majors [0.0388] [0.0449] [0.0367] [0.0172] [0.155]
Own Characteristics:      
Math SAT score 0.112*** 0.106*** 0.0912*** 0.0194*** −0.0980***
  [0.00753] [0.00861] [0.00596] [0.00249] [0.0252]
Verbal SAT score −0.0265*** −0.0290*** 0.0592*** −0.00259 −0.0300**
  [0.00319] [0.00566] [0.00489] [0.00384] [0.00971]
UC-Adjusted HS GPA 0.110*** 0.0634*** 0.291*** 0.0806*** −0.322***
  [0.00518] [0.00776] [0.00528] [0.00465] [0.0202]
Observations 72,352 72,352 71,727 72,352 59,120
R-squared 0.296 0.283 0.424 0.298 0.302
  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, *p < 0.1, based on a t-distribution with 5 d.f.