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