Educational Aspirations of Diverse Groups among Undergraduate Statistics Majors




statistics education, postsecondary education, educational aspirations, diversity


Understanding the educational aspirations of diverse groups among statistics majors provides insight into the discipline of statistics. This study utilizes multi-institution data from the 2019 and 2020 administrations of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) to explore educational aspirations for statistics majors through comparisons to other major types as well as among gender identity and race/ethnicity in a sample of 225,892 seniors, including 521 majoring in statistics. Preliminary results from a series of chi-squared analyses suggest that while other STEM majors are more likely to aspire for doctoral or professional degrees, statistics majors are more likely to aspire for a master’s degree. However, among the statistics majors there were no significant differences in educational aspiration by gender identity and race/ethnicity.


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Educational Aspirations of Diverse Groups among Undergraduate Statistics Majors. (2024). Journal of Urban Mathematics Education, 16(2), 14-30. (Original work published 2023)

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