Presentation on theme: "Who is the Towson Freshman? Results of the 2003 Cooperative Institutional Research Program Survey Linda Suskie, Associate Vice President Assessment & Institutional."— Presentation transcript:
Who is the Towson Freshman? Results of the 2003 Cooperative Institutional Research Program Survey Linda Suskie, Associate Vice President Assessment & Institutional Research
The Fine Print National survey Over 20 years of information 88% responding in 2003 Respondents representative in terms of gender and racial/ethnic status Self-reported info may be inaccurate Use as general gauge only “National norms” are 4-year public colleges
TU Freshmen Report Rising High School Grades.
TU Freshmen are Increasingly Optimistic about College.
TU Freshmen Anticipate Less Tutoring & Remediation Than Freshmen Nationally.
Personal Computer Usage Has Skyrocketed.
TU Freshmen are Increasingly from Upper Middle Class Families.
TU Families Are More Affluent Than Freshman Families Nationally.
Families are Paying Most TU College Expenses
TU Parents Are Better Educated Than Freshman Parents Nationally.
Top Reasons TU Freshmen Are Going to College
Top Reasons TU Freshmen Choose Towson
More TU Freshmen Intend to Attain Higher Education
Top Probable Major Fields
How Did TU Freshmen Spend Their Time as High School Seniors?
TU Freshmen Have Worked More Than Freshmen Nationally.
TU Freshmen Are More Interested in Socializing Than Freshmen Nationally.
High School Drinking by TU Freshmen is Declining.
But TU Freshmen Have Still Drunk More than Freshmen Nationally.
Other Health Indicators for TU Freshmen During their HS senior year, 27% overslept and missed a class or appointment. 25% frequently felt overwhelmed. 6% smoked cigarettes. 4% frequently felt depressed.
Towson Freshmen Have Engaged in More Service than Freshmen Nationally.
But They Are Less Interested in Service Than Freshmen Nationally.
Towson Freshmen are Less Spiritual Than Freshmen Nationally.
Towson’s Faith Mix is Different From Freshmen Nationally.
Most Important Goals of TU Freshmen
Differences Between Men and Women
Women Have Higher HS Grades Than Men.
Men Have Greater Academic Self- Confidence.
Women Have Busier Lives and Greater Drive to Achieve.
Men Spend More Time Exercising and Relaxing.
Men Have a Greater Sense of Well- Being.
Why Towson? Men 1. Acad. reputation 2. Social activities 3. Campus Visit 4. Size 5. Financial assist. Women 1. Acad. reputation 2. Campus visit 3. Size 4. Social activities 5. Financial Assist.
Women Are More Optimistic About Towson.
Women Are More Concerned About Paying for College.
Men and Women Have Different Goals.
Differences Between First-Time Full- time Students and Transfer Students
Transfer Students Are Closer To Home.
First Time Freshmen Have Been More Involved In Extracurricular Activities.
Differences In College Funding
Transfer Students Will Be Working More & Socializing Less.