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ERIC Number: ED453756
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
Pages: 9
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Change Your Major and Double Your Graduation Chances.
Micceri, Ted
Stimulated by the finding of M. Murphy (2000) that each change of major increased a student's graduation probabilities by 40%, this study investigated changing major and graduation for seven fall first-time in college (FTIC) cohorts at the University of South Florida. Because a student must enroll at least two semesters to change majors, analysis was limited to only those students who returned for their second year. The study supports Murphy's findings, as major changers in every cohort and every college show substantially greater graduation rates than those who did not change majors (about double the rate for earlier cohorts, with an increasing absolute advantage over time). (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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