College-bound high-school graduates of 1972 and 1980 compared by college major

Lyle V. Jones, Tanja Bekhuis, Ernest C. Davenport

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Abstract

College enrollments are shown to have increased since the 1970s for majors in computer science, engineering, and business, and to have decreased for the biological and social sciences, the humanities, and education. In both the 1970s and the 1980s, high average levels of high-school achievement are observed for declared college majors in science and engineering fields. Education and business majors display records of relatively low average levels of achievement in high school, as do college dropouts, whatever their college major.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)319-331
Number of pages13
JournalResearch in Higher Education
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 1985

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