Near the end of last semester, a reader asked if I would post information about how many students got into each major based on their performance in the Fall semester. I commented at that time, that the data wasn’t ready yet, but that I would as soon as I had final numbers.
The table below shows the number of students who got into the major of their first choice at the end of Fall 2016. This means they completed the primary core that semester and when they did, it qualified them to move from their designated “pre-major” to that same “major”. What the data below doesn’t show (we still need to compile this) is the number who decided to enroll in a different major after their performance last fall. We estimate that this about an additional 50 students.
We admitted more than twice as many students into a major for this Spring 2017 (698) than we did last year at this time (312) when the system was brand new. In fact, we are nearing what we would expect to be a steady-state number for a Fall or Spring semester in-take into the majors, which is about 800. Note also that the relative order of admissions into the majors has remained the same. Finance is the most common followed by Integrated Business (IB) and then Accounting. Economics and Real Estate tend to have much more modest numbers.