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1 CIRP The Freshman Survey 2011 First-time Full-time Freshmen who entered College in 2011 National Norms Data N=203,967 Higher Education Research Institute, University of California at Los Angeles

2 The Freshman Survey The CIRP Freshman Survey provides institutions with information on the characteristics, values, and expectations of your incoming first-year students. Providing insight on how your incoming class changes over time and compares to your peers, the survey is most valuable as the start of a longitudinal assessment program that continues with the Your First College Year Survey, the Diverse Learning Environments Survey, and the College Senior Survey.The CIRP Freshman Survey provides institutions with information on the characteristics, values, and expectations of your incoming first-year students. Providing insight on how your incoming class changes over time and compares to your peers, the survey is most valuable as the start of a longitudinal assessment program that continues with the Your First College Year Survey, the Diverse Learning Environments Survey, and the College Senior Survey. This presentation is designed to provide a visual executive summary of the results.This presentation is designed to provide a visual executive summary of the results. Higher Education Research Institute, University of California at Los Angeles

3 Return to contents 3 Presentation Summary Demographics Academic Academic Preparation Habits of Mind (construct) Academic Self-Concept (construct) Interactions with Teachers Active and Collaborative Learning Written and Oral Communication Academic Enhancement Experiences Academic Disengagement Civic Engagement Social Agency (construct) Civic Engagement Leadership Diversity Pluralistic Orientation (construct) Diversity Social Life Social Self-Concept (construct) Likelihood of College Involvement (construct) Online Social Network Socializing with Friends Choosing College College Reputation Orientation (construct) College Choice Financing College Career Planning Health and Wellness Spirituality/Religiosity 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute

4 Return to contents 4 Demographics 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute

5 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute5 Demographics Race/Ethnicity (mark all that apply) African American/ Black Mexican American /Chicano Am. Indian/ Alaska Native Hawaiian /Pacific Islander Asian American /Asian Puerto Rican Other Latino White/ Caucasian

6 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute6 Demographics Sex

7 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute7 Demographics Age

8 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute8 Yes First-generation in college19.7% Native English speaker89.8% Demographics

9 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute9 Demographics Average Grade in High School

10 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute10 Demographics How would you characterize your political views?

11 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute11 Academic

12 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute12 MeanMedian SAT Critical Reading Sat Mathematics SAT Writing ACT Composite25 CIRP Theme Academic Preparation

13 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute13 CIRP Theme Academic Preparation From what kind of high school did you graduate?

14 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute14 CIRP Theme Academic Preparation Have you had, or do you feel you will need, any special tutoring or remedial work in any of the following subjects?

15 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute15 CIRP Theme Academic Preparation Number of AP Courses/AP Exams taken during high school

16 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute16 Take notes during class occasionally frequently Work with other students on group projects Integrate skills and knowledge from different sources and experiences CIRP Theme Academic Preparation How often in the past year did you:

17 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute17 CIRP Theme Academic Preparation Hours spent during typical week studying/homework while in high school

18 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute18 CIRP Construct Habits of Mind Habits of Mind is a unified measure of the behaviors and traits associated with academic success. These learning behaviors are seen as the foundation for lifelong learning. High represents students who scored one-half standard deviation or more above the mean (i.e., higher than 55).

19 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute19 CIRP Construct Survey Items Habits of Mind How often in the past year did you: occasionally frequently

20 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute20 CIRP Construct Survey Items Habits of Mind How often in the past year did you: occasionally frequently

21 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute21 CIRP Construct Academic Self-Concept Academic Self-Concept is a unified measure of students beliefs about their abilities and confidence in academic environments. High represents students who scored one-half standard deviation or more above the mean (i.e., higher than 55).

22 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute22 CIRP Construct Survey Items Academic Self-Concept Rate yourself on each of the following traits as compared with the average person your age: above average highest 10%

23 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute23 CIRP Theme Interaction with Teachers Frequency of Activity During the Past Year as High School Senior Was a guest in a teachers home Asked a teacher for advice after class occasionally frequently

24 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute24 CIRP Theme Interaction with Teachers Hours spent during typical week while in high schoolNone< 1 hr1-2 hrs3-5 hrs6-10 hrs11+ hrs Talking with teachers outside of class9.5%41.6%31.9%11.8%3.3%1.9%

25 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute25 CIRP Theme Active and Collaborative Learning Frequency of Activity During the Past Year as High School Senior Tutored another student occasionally frequently Studied with other students Performed community service as a part of a class

26 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute26 CIRP Theme Written and Oral Communication Public speaking ability Writing ability above average highest 10% MeanMedian SAT Critical Reading SAT Writing588600

27 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute27 CIRP Theme Written and Oral Communication Special tutoring or remedial work in writing Have had Will need

28 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute28 CIRP Theme Written and Oral Communication How often in the past year did you: Revise your papers to improve your writing Take notes during class occasionally frequently

29 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute29 CIRP Theme Academic Enhancement Experiences What is your best guess that you will: Communicate regularly with your professors Participate in a study abroad program Work on a professors research project some chance very good chance

30 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute30 CIRP Theme Academic Disengagement Frequency of Activity During the Past Year as High School Senior occasionally frequently Was bored in class Came late to class Skipped school/class Fell asleep in class Failed to complete homework in time

31 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute31 Civic Engagement

32 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute32 CIRP Construct Social Agency Social Agency measures the extent to which students value political and social involvement as a personal goal. High represents students who scored one-half standard deviation or more above the mean (i.e., higher than 55).

33 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute33 CIRP Construct Survey Items Social Agency Indicate the importance to you personally of each of the following: very important essential

34 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute34 CIRP Theme Civic Engagement Frequency of Activity During the Past Year as High School Senior occasionally frequently Demonstrated for a cause Performed volunteer work Voted in a student electionPerformed community service as a part of a class

35 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute35 CIRP Theme Civic Engagement Frequency of Activity During the Past Year as High School Senior occasionally frequently Discussed politicsWorked on a local, state, or national political campaign Publicly communicated my opinion about a cause (e.g., blog, , petition) Helped raise money for a cause or campaign

36 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute36 CIRP Theme Civic Engagement How much time did you spend during the typical week volunteering?

37 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute37 student protests or demonstrationsvolunteer or community service work CIRP Theme Civic Engagement What is your best guess as to the chances that you will participate in: some chance very good chance student government

38 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute38 CIRP Theme Leadership Compared to the average person your age, rate yourself on your: Drive to achieveLeadership abilitySelf-confidence (social) above average highest 10%

39 Return to contents 39 CIRP Theme Leadership Goal: Becoming an authority in my field (essential/very important) Future Act: Participate in student government (very good chance/some chance) very important – some chance essential – very good chance 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute Goal: Becoming a community leader (essential/very important)

40 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute40 Diversity

41 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute41 CIRP Construct Pluralistic Orientation Pluralistic Orientation measures skills and dispositions appropriate for living and working in a diverse society. High represents students who scored one-half standard deviation or more above the mean (i.e., higher than 55).

42 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute42 CIRP Construct Survey Items Pluralistic Orientation Rate yourself on each of the following traits as compared with the average person your age: above average highest 10%

43 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute43 CIRP Theme Diversity How would you describe the racial composition of the high school/neighborhood you last attended?

44 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute44 CIRP Theme Diversity In the past year, socialized with someone of another racial/ethnic group

45 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute45 CIRP Theme Diversity Personal Views agree somewhat agree strongly Racial discrimination is no longer a problem in America Same-sex couples should have the right to legal marital status Undocumented immigrants should be denied access to public education Students from disadvantaged backgrounds should be given preferential treatment in college admissions

46 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute46 CIRP Theme Diversity Indicate the importance to you personally of each of the following: Influencing social valuesHelping to promote racial understanding Improving my understanding of other countries and cultures very important essential

47 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute47 Socialize with someone of another racial/ethnic group Have a roommate of a different race/ethnicity CIRP Theme Diversity What is your best guess as to the chances that you will: some chance very good chance

48 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute48 Social Life

49 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute49 CIRP Construct Social Self-Concept Social Self-Concept is a unified measure of students beliefs about their abilities and confidence in social situations. High represents students who scored one-half standard deviation or more above the mean (i.e., higher than 55).

50 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute50 CIRP Construct Survey Items Social Self-Concept Rate yourself on each of the following traits as compared with the average person your age: above average highest 10%

51 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute51 CIRP Construct Likelihood of College Involvement Likelihood of College Involvement is a unified measure of students expectations about their involvement in college life generally. High represents students who scored one-half standard deviation or more above the mean (i.e., higher than 55).

52 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute52 CIRP Construct Survey Items Likelihood of College Involvement What is your best guess as to the chances that you will: some chance very good chance

53 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute53 Social Life How much time did you spend during the typical week: online social networks (Myspace, Facebook, etc.)?

54 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute54 Social Life How much time did you spend during the typical week socializing with friends?

55 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute55 Choosing College

56 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute56 CIRP Construct College Reputation Orientation College Reputation Orientation measures the degree to which students value academic reputation and future career potential as a reason for choosing this college. High represents students who scored one-half standard deviation or more above the mean (i.e., higher than 55).

57 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute57 CIRP Construct Survey Items College Reputation Orientation How important was each reason in your decision to come here? somewhat important very important

58 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute58 CIRP Theme College Choice To how many colleges other than this one did you apply for admission this year?

59 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute59 Yes Were you accepted by your first choice college?76.0% CIRP Theme College Choice

60 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute60 To be able to get a better jobTo gain a general education and appreciation of ideas To make me a more cultured person somewhat important very important CIRP Theme College Choice In deciding to go to college, how important to you was each of the following reasons?

61 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute61 CIRP Theme College Choice In deciding to go to college, how important to you was each of the following reasons? somewhat important very important To be able to make more money To learn more about things that interest me To get training for a specific career To prepare myself for graduate or professional school

62 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute62 CIRP Theme College Choice How important was each reason in your decision to come here? somewhat important very important My parents wanted me to come here My relatives wanted me to come here My teacher advised me This college has a very good academic reputation This college has a good reputation for its social activities I was offered financial assistance

63 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute63 CIRP Theme College Choice How important was each reason in your decision to come here? somewhat important very important The cost of attending this college High school counselor advised me Private college counselor advised me I wanted to live near home Not offered aid by first choice Could not afford first choice

64 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute64 CIRP Theme College Choice How important was each reason in your decision to come here? somewhat important very important This college's graduates gain admission to top graduate/professional schools This college's graduates get good jobs I was attracted by the religious affiliation/orientation of the college I wanted to go to a school about the size of this college Rankings in national magazines

65 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute65 CIRP Theme College Choice How important was each reason in your decision to come here? somewhat important very important Information from a website I was admitted through an Early Action or Early Decision program The athletic department recruited me A visit to campusAbility to take online courses

66 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute66 CIRP Theme College Choice The current economic situation significantly affected my college choice.

67 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute67 CIRP Theme Financing College How much of your first years educational expenses do you expect to cover from each of the sources listed below? None Less than $1,000 $1,000 to $2,999 $3,000 to $5,999 $6,000 to $9,999 $10,000+ Family resources (parents, relatives, spouse, etc.)21.7%10.6%12.2%11.4%10.0%34.1% My own resources (savings from work, work- study, other income) 38.3%25.6%22.2%8.4%2.8%2.7% Aid which need not be repaid (grants, scholarships, military funding, etc.) 30.5%5.9%12.4%13.7%10.8%26.8% Aid which must be repaid (loans, etc.)47.5%3.8%9.1%16.1%10.2%13.3% Other than above93.4%2.3%1.5%1.0%0.6%1.2%

68 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute68 CIRP Theme Financing College What is your best estimate of your parents total income last year?

69 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute69 CIRP Theme Financing College Level of Concern About Ability to Finance College Education

70 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute70 Get a job to help pay for college expenses Work full-time while attending college CIRP Theme Financing College What is your best guess as to the chances that you will: some chance very good chance

71 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute71 Career Planning

72 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute72 CIRP Theme Career Planning Highest Degree Planned None 1.0% Vocational certificate 0.1% Associate (A.A. or equivalent) 0.4% Bachelor's degree (B.A., B.S., etc.) 21.4% Master's degree (M.A., M.S., etc.) 42.0% Ph.D. or Ed.D. 19.1% M.D., D.O., D.D.S., D.V.M. 10.2% J.D. (Law) 4.2% B.D. or M.DIV. (Divinity) 0.2% Other 1.3%

73 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute73 CIRP Theme Career Planning Career/Occupation studentfathermotherstudentfathermother Artist6.5%1.1%1.9% Lawyer3.4%2.4%1.2% Business12.8%26.8%17.0% Military (career)1.5%1.7%0.2% Business (clerical)0.7%1.4%3.8% Nurse4.7%0.6%7.8% Clergy0.2%0.6%0.2% Research scientist2.5%0.8%0.5% College teacher0.4%0.7%0.5% Social, welfare, rec. worker1.2%0.5%1.8% Doctor (MD or DDS)8.5%3.0%1.6% Skilled worker0.2%6.4%1.4% Education (secondary)3.4%1.9%4.2% Semi-skilled worker0.2%3.1%2.0% Education (elementary)3.1%0.6%7.2% Unskilled worker0.3%3.5%2.0% Engineer9.6%9.0%1.1% Unemployed1.5%4.7%8.6% Farmer or forester0.6%1.1%0.2% Other16.1%28.4%25.5% Health professional8.2%1.4%3.7% Undecided14.2%-- Homemaker (full-time)0.1%0.3%7.6%

74 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute74 CIRP Theme Career Planning The chief benefit of a college education is that it increases ones earning power

75 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute75 CIRP Theme Career Planning Probably field of study/major Agriculture 0.5% Biological Science 11.0% Business 14.9% Education 5.9% Engineering 11.8% English 1.8% Health Professional 12.7% History or Political Science 4.2% Humanities 3.2% Fine Arts 4.1% Mathematics or Statistics 0.9% Physical Science 2.7% Social Science 9.2% Other Technical 2.7% Other non-Technical 8.0% Undecided 6.4%

76 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute76 CIRP Theme Career Planning Please indicate the importance to you personally of each of the following: very important essential Becoming accomplished in one of the performing arts (acting, dancing, etc.) Becoming an authority in my field Being very well off financially Making a theoretical contribution to science Becoming successful in a business of my own

77 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute77 CIRP Theme Career Planning What is your best guess that you will change:

78 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute78 Health and Wellness

79 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute79 Smoked cigarettesDrank beerDrank wine or liquorFelt overwhelmed by all I had to do Felt depressed C IRP Theme Health and Wellness Frequency of Activity During the Past Year as High School Senior occasionally frequently

80 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute80 CIRP Theme Health and Wellness Compared to the average person your age, rate yourself on your… Emotional healthPhysical healthSelf-understanding above average highest 10%

81 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute81 CIRP Theme Health and Wellness During the past year, how much time did you spend during the typical week doing the following activities: None< 1 hr1-2 hrs3-5 hrs6+ hrs Exercise/sports4.9%8.5%14.7%18.7%53.1% Partying34.7%16.5%17.1%16.9%14.9%

82 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute82 CIRP Theme Health and Wellness What is your best guess that you will seek personal counseling?

83 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute83 Religiosity / Spirituality

84 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute84 studentfathermotherstudentfathermother Baptist9.3%9.5%10.1% Muslim1.1%1.5%1.3% Buddhist1.3%1.8%1.9% Presbyterian2.9%3.3%3.7% Church of Christ5.5%5.7%6.4% Quaker0.2% Eastern Orthodox0.7%0.8% Roman Catholic26.0%29.7%31.5% Episcopalian1.4%1.6%1.9% Seventh Day Adventist0.4%0.5% Hindu0.8%1.0% United Church of Christ/Congregational 0.8% 0.9% Jewish2.6%3.5%3.2% Other Christian12.4%11.9%13.0% LDS (Mormon)0.3% Other Religion2.8%2.3% Lutheran3.2%3.9%4.1% None24.5%17.3%12.2% Methodist3.8%4.2%4.7% CIRP Theme Religiosity/Spirituality Current religious preference:

85 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute85 CIRP Theme Religiosity/Spirituality

86 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute86 Attended a religious serviceDiscussed religion CIRP Theme Religiosity/Spirituality Frequency of Activity During the Past Year as High School Senior occasionally frequently

87 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute87 CIRP Theme Religiosity/Spirituality Self-Rating – Spirituality

88 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute88 CIRP Theme Religiosity/Spirituality Reason come here: I was attracted by the religious affiliation/orientation of the college

89 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute89 CIRP Theme Religiosity/Spirituality How important is it to you to develop a meaningful philosophy of life?

90 Return to contents 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey Higher Education Research Institute90 For more information about HERI/CIRP Surveys The Freshman Survey Your First College Year Survey Diverse Learning Environments Survey College Senior Survey The Faculty Survey (310)


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