- About half (52 percent) of students whose original
declared major was mathematics switched majors
within 3 years. Mathematics majors changed majors
at a rate higher than that of students in all other
fields, both STEM and non-STEM, except the
- Within 3 years of initial enrollment,
about 30 percent of undergraduates
in associate’s and bachelor’s
degree programs who had declared
a major had changed their major at
- About one-third of students enrolled
in bachelor’s degree programs
changed majors, compared with
28 percent of those enrolled in
associate’s degree programs.
- About 1 in 10 students changed majors more than once: 10 percent of associate’s degree students and 9 percent of bachelor’s degree students.