– Female and minority students, except for Asian American students, were less likely than male or White students to declare a STEM major.
– Among those who completed a STEM major, a smaller percentage of female and minority students completed their degree in 5 years than their counterparts.
– White male students, high school GPA, college GPA, and first year college credit hours earned significantly predicted persistence in completion of a STEM major, whereas first time college students, transfer students, and students took remediation courses were less likely to persist.
– Older students are less likely than younger student to persist
– Students who had earned more course credits were more likely to persist than those who earned fewer course credits.
– Of all variables selected in the model, high school GPA appears to be the strongest predictor of persistence in completion of a STEM major.
* Shows factors for STEM persistence.