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1 Margie Bennett Executive Assistant to the President for Planning, Institutional Research, and Compliance SEPTEMBER FACULTY MEETING

2 Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) Entering Fall 2003 Freshmen Profile Sponsored by: Higher Education Research Institute (UCLA)

3 Freshmen Sample Size 313 sample size of new freshmen 313 sample size of new freshmen 122 men & 191 women 122 men & 191 women *Comparison data available for Religious, 4-year colleges & universities, including 4,695 students Religious, 4-year colleges & universities, including 4,695 students Private, 4-year colleges & universities, including 29,052 students Private, 4-year colleges & universities, including 29,052 students

4 Sample of interesting findings...

5 2003 New Freshmen Profile 96% 2003 high school graduates 96% 2003 high school graduates 98% White/Caucasian 98% White/Caucasian 46% A or A- average grade in high school 46% A or A- average grade in high school 38% B+ or B average grade in high school 38% B+ or B average grade in high school 41% live more than 100 miles from campus 41% live more than 100 miles from campus 9% parents’ income less than $20,000 9% parents’ income less than $20,000 49% parents’ income $50,000 - $99,999 49% parents’ income $50,000 - $99,999 84% living with both parents 84% living with both parents

6 Traits that describe freshmen to a “great extent” TRAIT STATEMENT MVNU RESPONSE Searching for meaning/purpose in life 31% Searching for meaning/purpose in life 31% Engaging in self-reflection 22% Engaging in self-reflection 22% Appreciating the interconnectedness Appreciating the interconnectedness of everything 16% Believing in the sacredness of life 44% Believing in the sacredness of life 44% Being honest in my relationships Being honest in my relationships with others 79%

7 More than half of the 2003 new freshmen rated themselves “above average”or in the “highest 10%” SKILLS/TRAITS Academic ability Academic ability Cooperativeness Cooperativeness Creativity Creativity Drive to achieve Drive to achieve Emotional health Emotional health Leadership ability Leadership ability Persistence Religiousness Intellectual Self-Confidence Spirituality Understanding of others

8 During the prior year, more than half of the 2003 freshmen* ACTIVITIES ACTIVITIES Communicated via Communicated via Used the Internet for research or homework Used the Internet for research or homework Communicated via Instant Messaging Communicated via Instant Messaging Other Internet use Other Internet use Performed community service as part of a class Performed community service as part of a class *82% reported use of a personal computer

9 Reasons noted by approximately half or more of 2003 freshmen as “very important” in deciding to go to college MVNU MVNU REASONS RESPONSE REASONS RESPONSE To be able to get a better job 61% To be able to get a better job 61% To gain a general education and To gain a general education and appreciation of ideas 49% To be able to make more money 50% To be able to make more money 50% To learn more about things that interest me64% To learn more about things that interest me64% To get training for a specific career 77% To get training for a specific career 77%

10 MVNU “college of choice” for 2003 freshmen Freshmen reported that MVNU was their... First choice86% First choice86% Second choice11% Second choice11% Third choice 2% Third choice 2% 23% applied to only one college 23% applied to only one college 28% applied to two or three colleges 28% applied to two or three colleges 8% applied to from four to ten colleges 8% applied to from four to ten colleges

11 Importance of MVNU Freshmen Visits 85% first visited MVNU before they applied for admission 85% first visited MVNU before they applied for admission 8% visited after applied but before accepted 8% visited after applied but before accepted 4% visited after accepted but before decision to attend 4% visited after accepted but before decision to attend 3% visited after decision to attend 3% visited after decision to attend

12 Reasons noted by at least 40% of 2003 freshmen as “very important” in influencing their decision to attend MVNU* MVNU MVNU VERY IMPORTANT REASON RESPONSE College has a very good academic reputation 45% College has a very good academic reputation 45% Attracted by the religious affiliation/ Attracted by the religious affiliation/ orientation of the college 71% I wanted to go to a school about the I wanted to go to a school about the size of this college 50% A visit to the campus 43% A visit to the campus 43% *Larger percentages of women than men (by 6% to 17%) selected each of the above reasons.

13 Objectives Noted As “Very Important” or “Essential” by a Higher Percentage (> 5%) of 2003 New Freshmen in Comparison with Freshmen Six Years Earlier MVNU MVNU VERY IMPORTANT OBJECTIVE RESPONSE Become an authority in my field 51% Become an authority in my field 51% Create artistic work (painting, Create artistic work (painting, sculpture, decorating, etc.) 16% Keep up to date with political affairs 28% Keep up to date with political affairs 28%

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15 2003 MVNU Seniors College Student Survey (CSS) Longitudinal Report MVNU Freshman to Senior Changes

16 130 sample size of seniors* 130 sample size of seniors* Seniors who began as freshmen Seniors who began as freshmen Attended MVNU at least 4 years Attended MVNU at least 4 years Agreed to provide identification data to HERI in order for data from two surveys to be compared Agreed to provide identification data to HERI in order for data from two surveys to be compared * CSS administered on Testing Day to all seniors.

17 MVNU Grade Averages Fresh. Senior Change Comp.* Fresh. Senior Change Comp.* A ( )22% 15%- 6.1%-14.6% A ( )22% 15%- 6.1%-14.6% A-/B+ ( )39%28%-11.5%- 2.4% A-/B+ ( )39%28%-11.5%- 2.4% B ( )25%30% 5.4% 13.9% B ( )25%30% 5.4% 13.9% B-/C+ ( )13%24% 10.7% 2.9% B-/C+ ( )13%24% 10.7% 2.9% *Comparison Group: Other religious 4-year colleges & universities, including 3,316 students. Comparison data also provided for 12, 453 students from all private, 4-year colleges & universities.

18 Academic Activities Fresh. Senior Change Comp* Guest in a teacher’s home 34% 71% 36.4% 33.9% Guest in a teacher’s home 34% 71% 36.4% 33.9% Studied with other students 77% 97% 20.2% 8.1% Studied with other students 77% 97% 20.2% 8.1% Tutored another student 48% 34% -14% -8.6% Tutored another student 48% 34% -14% -8.6% *Comparison Group: Other religious 4-yr. colleges and universities.

19 General Activities Fresh. Senior Change Comp* Fresh. Senior Change Comp* Attended a religious service 99% 99% 0% -8.6% Attended a religious service 99% 99% 0% -8.6% Frequently discussed politics 18% 20% 2.3% 4.4% Frequently discussed politics 18% 20% 2.3% 4.4% Frequently discussed religion 62% 61% -1.6% -4.7% Frequently discussed religion 62% 61% -1.6% -4.7% Frequently felt depressed 8% 6% -1.6% -0.3% Frequently felt depressed 8% 6% -1.6% -0.3% Frequently overwhelmed 21% 40% 18.6% 4.2% Frequently overwhelmed 21% 40% 18.6% 4.2% Performed volunteer work 92% 78% -13.2% -6% Performed volunteer work 92% 78% -13.2% -6% Socialized with racial/ethnic 49% 30% -18.6% -18.9% Socialized with racial/ethnic 49% 30% -18.6% -18.9% Visited art gallery/museum 52% 61% 9.4% 7.6% Visited art gallery/museum 52% 61% 9.4% 7.6% *Comparison Group: Other religious 4-yr. colleges and universities. *Comparison Group: Other religious 4-yr. colleges and universities.

20 Time Spent Studying (during a typical week) Fresh. Senior Change Comp* Fresh. Senior Change Comp* Less than 6 hrs. 68% 27% -37.2% -25% Less than 6 hrs. 68% 27% -37.2% -25% Between 6 &10 hrs. 23% 38% 14.4% 5.1% Between 6 &10 hrs. 23% 38% 14.4% 5.1% More than 10 hrs. 9% 35.2% 26.4% 19.9% More than 10 hrs. 9% 35.2% 26.4% 19.9% *Comparison Group: Other religious 4-yr. colleges and universities.

21 Socializing with Friends (during a typical week) Fresh. Senior Change Comp* Fresh. Senior Change Comp* Less than 6 hrs. 30% 20% -8.8% 0% Less than 6 hrs. 30% 20% -8.8% 0% Between 6 &10 hrs. 22% 32% 9.6% 1% Between 6 &10 hrs. 22% 32% 9.6% 1% More than 10 hrs. 48% 49%.8% -.9% More than 10 hrs. 48% 49%.8% -.9% *Comparison Group: Other religious 4-yr. colleges and universities.

22 Prayer & Meditation (during a typical week) Fresh. Senior Change Comp* Fresh. Senior Change Comp* 1-2 hrs. 45% 34% -11.1% -3.6% 1-2 hrs. 45% 34% -11.1% -3.6% 3-5 hrs. 24% 30% 6.4% -.1% 3-5 hrs. 24% 30% 6.4% -.1% 6-10 hrs. 6% 11% 4.8%.1% 6-10 hrs. 6% 11% 4.8%.1% *Comparison Group: Other religious 4-yr. colleges and universities.

23 Objectives Noted as “Very Important” or “Essential” Fresh. Senior Change Comp* Fresh. Senior Change Comp* Authority in my field 41% 46% 5.6% 4.8% Authority in my field 41% 46% 5.6% 4.8% Be well-off financially 44% 23% -21.3% -9% Be well-off financially 44% 23% -21.3% -9% Help others in difficulty 73% 85% 11.8% 6.3% Help others in difficulty 73% 85% 11.8% 6.3% Create artistic work 9% 17% 7.1% 5.5% Create artistic work 9% 17% 7.1% 5.5% Success in own business 25% 22% -2.4% 0% Success in own business 25% 22% -2.4% 0% Clean up environment 7% 13% 5.6% 4.1% Clean up environment 7% 13% 5.6% 4.1% Meaningful life philosophy 39% 61% 21.8% 9.5% Meaningful life philosophy 39% 61% 21.8% 9.5% Promote racial understanding 23% 31% 8% 7.7% Promote racial understanding 23% 31% 8% 7.7% Keep politically up-to-date 19% 42% 23.2% 17.6% Keep politically up-to-date 19% 42% 23.2% 17.6% *Comparison Group: Other religious 4-yr. colleges and universities.

24 Agrees “Strongly” or “Somewhat” Fresh. Senior Change Comp* Fresh. Senior Change Comp* Prohibit racist/sexist speech 78% 55% -23.3% -14.7% Prohibit racist/sexist speech 78% 55% -23.3% -14.7% Racial discrimination no longer Racial discrimination no longer major problem in America 25% 10% -14.7% -5.8% Individual can do little to bring Individual can do little to bring about changes in society 25% 17% -7.7% -3.8% Activities of married women Activities of married women best confined to home/family 29% 17% -12.2% -6.6% Too much concern in courts Too much concern in courts for rights of criminals 75% 60% -6.2%.3% *Comparison Group: Other religious 4-yr. colleges and universities.

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