TABLE 8: College Major Field of Study of 1980 High School Seniors Who Had Graduated from College by 1986, by Intended Field of Study in High School and by Sex (in percent)

 

College Graduates, by Major Field of Study

 

 

Sex and Intended Field of Study in College in 1980

Total (sample size)

SEM*

Other

All

All 1980 High School Seniors Planning to Attend College

Males

 

 

 

 

 

Total

100.0 (668)

33.9

66.1

100.0

100.0

SEM*

100.0 (230)

54.2

45.8

39.1

31.2

All other fields

100.0 (634)

20.9

79.1

60.9

68.8

Females

 

 

 

 

 

Total

100.0 (786)

18.2

81.8

100.0

100.0

SEM*

100.0 (152)

44.4

55.6

18.8

19.6

All other fields

100.0 (634)

12.1

87.9

81.2

80.4

* Science, engineering, and mathematics

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, "High School and Beyond" survey, 1986, in Henry A. Gordon, Who Majors in Science? College Graduates in Science, Engineering, or Mathematics from the High School Class of 1980 (NCES 90-658), Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1990.



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