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Changing college majors


October 16, 2019

As a preschooler, one of my granddaughters said she wanted to be a dog when she grew up. Luckily that ambition was never realized. Her wedding was last weekend, but she’s still somewhat undecided on career paths.

A recent comment about how frequently students change their college majors brought to mind my own college experiences. I did a quick online search on the topic and found two different ways of measuring it.

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, about 80 percent of students in the United States end up changing their major at least once. On average, college stu...

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