Major-Changing Patterns & Student Success

An October 2022 report provides a comprehensive descriptive picture of major-changing patterns at CSU and the association between major changing and student success outcomes. The report focuses on first-time, full-time undergraduate summer and fall starts in cohorts FA12 – FA17 to ensure students are tracked long enough to capture major-changing behavior — particularly as it relates to persistence and graduation outcomes. This report will inform future analyses, including more casual examinations underlying major changing.

An infographic summarizing the report can be found here, while the full main report can be found here (2nd button). More detailed figures and tables by students’ first fall college and by key demographic group of interest can be found in the Appendix A and Appendix B links, respectively (3rd and 4th buttons).

This interactive report link allows users to explore major migration for First Time and Transfer students between their first fall and third fall semesters. Please note all faculty and staff have access to this report, but it does require a NetID login.