Number of First and Second Majors completed, 2006-2010

The federal government collects information from schools about the number (and field) of first majors and second majors.   In the time period summarized here, 16% of UW-Green Bay's graduates completed a double major.  Although smaller than the double major percent at UW-Madison, UW-Green Bay's percent is twice as high as the percent for all of the other comprehensive institutions combined (8%). 

In 2008, 59% of all public, four-year schools in the United States reported at least some double majors.  UW-Madison's rate that year, 25%, was second only to the College of William and Mary, with 26%.  UW-Green Bay's 17% that year placed her 8th among the population of 522 public, 4-year schools included in this summary.  Among UW-Green Bay students in that cohort who began here as new freshmen, 21% completed two or more majors, compared to a 13% rate for students who transferred into UWGB.  The nation-wide average that year was 3% across all 522 schools and 6% if only the 308 schools that reported any double majors are included.

 

Institution Name First Majors, 2005-06 through 2009-10 Second Majors, 2005-06 through 2009-10 Ratio
UW-Madison 32148 8123 25%
UW-Green Bay 4990 789 16%
UW-Stevens Point 7956 1242 16%
UW-La Crosse 7852 993 13%
UW-Superior 2187 219 10%
UW-Oshkosh 8889 862 10%
UW-Milwaukee 17488 1607 9%
UW-River Falls 5223 433 8%
UW-Eau Claire 9501 719 8%
UW-Parkside 3056 186 6%
UW-Platteville 4894 275 6%
UW-Whitewater 8738 419 5%
UW-Stout 6676 12 0%

 

Source: National Center for Education Statistics, IPEDS Peer Analysis System.