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1 Institutional Research & Effectiveness Who Are the Freshmen at Austin Peay? Institutional Research & Effectiveness Ellen Smyth May 2009

2 Institutional Research & Effectiveness Defining the Freshmen First-time full-time freshmen Fall 2007: 90% of all Ft Fresh -> 1188 Ft Ft Fresh Fall 2008: 88% of all Ft Fresh -> 1326 Ft Ft Fresh

3 Institutional Research & Effectiveness Who am I, the typical freshman at Austin Peay? Let’s look at my profile.

4 Institutional Research & Effectiveness Profile I am: 18 years old 70% Female 61% White 65% Living Off Campus 53% Receiving the Lottery Scholarship 65% Academically Deficient 54% 2008

5 Institutional Research & Effectiveness Profile % under 21 96% under 26 90% under 21 96% under 26 Mean = 18.9 Median = 18 Mode = 18 Mean = 18.9 Median = 18 Mode = 18

6 Institutional Research & Effectiveness Profile 2008

7 Institutional Research & Effectiveness Profile HS GPA: 3.1 APSU GPA: 2.6 ACT Composite: 22 ACT English: 22 ACT Math: % reported HS GPA 89% reported ACT scores 96% reported HS GPA 89% reported ACT scores

8 Institutional Research & Effectiveness Profile 2008

9 Institutional Research & Effectiveness Profile I live within 50 miles of campus. 70% 2007

10 Institutional Research & Effectiveness Profile % from Tennessee 4% from Kentucky 93% from Tennessee 4% from Kentucky

11 Institutional Research & Effectiveness Profile 2008

12 Institutional Research & Effectiveness Profile 2008

13 Institutional Research & Effectiveness Profile The odds are even that I am the first person in my family to ever attend college. 2008

14 Institutional Research & Effectiveness Profile I will take 14 credit hours my first Fall semester, which means I will need to study 28 to 42 hours each week. 2008

15 Institutional Research & Effectiveness Profile 2008 I have no idea how to study 28 to 42 hours each week.

16 Institutional Research & Effectiveness Profile I am not associated with the military Of 1326 freshmen: 22 Active Duty Military 54 Family Members 14 Veterans Of 1326 freshmen: 22 Active Duty Military 54 Family Members 14 Veterans

17 Institutional Research & Effectiveness Why did I choose college and Austin Peay?

18 Institutional Research & Effectiveness Choosing to Attend College Attending college is important because it will help me get a better job. 99.5% 2008

19 Institutional Research & Effectiveness Choosing Austin Peay Austin Peay’s good academic reputation is important 91% – important to more students than financial aid. 74% 2008

20 Institutional Research & Effectiveness Choosing Austin Peay Offering my chosen major 91% and cost 91% are important. 2008

21 Institutional Research & Effectiveness What do I expect from myself and Austin Peay?

22 Institutional Research & Effectiveness Expectations I will develop a good relationship with at least one faculty member or my advisor. 91% 2008

23 Institutional Research & Effectiveness Expectations There is no chance I’ll miss more than one class per week. 77% 2008

24 Institutional Research & Effectiveness Expectations There is no chance I will fail a course. 84% 2008

25 Institutional Research & Effectiveness Expectations I will earn at least a B average. 81% % had 3.0 or higher

26 Institutional Research & Effectiveness Expectations There is no chance I will drop out, even temporarily. 93% % retained to Spring 65-70% retained to Fall 86% retained to Spring 65-70% retained to Fall

27 Institutional Research & Effectiveness Expectations There is a very good chance I will complete my Bachelor’s at Austin Peay. 75% % graduate in six years

28 Institutional Research & Effectiveness Expectations I will work at least part-time while attending college. 95% 2008

29 Institutional Research & Effectiveness Expectations I will work full-time while attending college. 48% 2008

30 Institutional Research & Effectiveness Full-time Working Student Average Course Load 14 hrs in class 28 hrs studying 40 hrs working ============= 82 hours per week Minimal Course Load 12 hrs in class 24 hrs studying 40 hrs working ============= 76 hours per week 2008

31 Institutional Research & Effectiveness How do I compare with other 4-year public college students nationwide?

32 Institutional Research & Effectiveness Compared to Students at other 4-year Public Schools My parents earn less, are less likely to be alive and living together, and have less education. 2007

33 Institutional Research & Effectiveness Compared to Students at other 4-year Public Schools I work more, smoke more, and involve my parents in decisions more. 2007

34 Institutional Research & Effectiveness Compared to Students at other 4-year Public Schools I am less interested in living on campus, participating in clubs, and earning a graduate degree. 2007

35 Institutional Research & Effectiveness Compared to Students at other 4-year Public Schools I am more interested in being involved in the arts and influencing politics. 2007

36 Institutional Research & Effectiveness Compared to Students at other 4-year Public Schools I am less likely to be concerned about paying for college and more likely to depend on grants and scholarships to cover all school costs. 2007

37 Institutional Research & Effectiveness Compared to Students at other 4-year Public Schools My college choice was based less on academic reputation, placement in jobs or grad schools, and a visit to campus and based more on financial aid, cost, and proximity. 2007

38 Institutional Research & Effectiveness Compared to Students at other 4-year Public Schools This school was more likely to be my first and only choice. 2007

39 Institutional Research & Effectiveness These are typical freshmen, but we have difficulty keeping freshmen.

40 Institutional Research & Effectiveness

41 Who am I, the freshman who does not return?

42 Institutional Research & Effectiveness Not Retained I am the same age as my classmates. 2008

43 Institutional Research & Effectiveness Not Retained My ACT scores are one point lower than my classmates’ scores. 2008

44 Institutional Research & Effectiveness Not Retained My high school GPA is a quarter of a point below that of my classmates. 2008

45 Institutional Research & Effectiveness Not Retained % have 2.0 or higher

46 Institutional Research & Effectiveness How do I, the student who didn’t come back, compare with my peers who returned?

47 Institutional Research & Effectiveness Not Retained I am 50% more likely to have been conditionally admitted. 2008

48 Institutional Research & Effectiveness Not Retained I am 38% more likely to procrastinate registering. 2008

49 Institutional Research & Effectiveness Not Retained I am 22% more likely to be first generation. 2008

50 Institutional Research & Effectiveness Not Retained I am 13% more likely to live off campus. 2008

51 Institutional Research & Effectiveness Not Retained I am just as likely to have a Pell Grant, though 9% less likely to have a lottery scholarship. 2008

52 Institutional Research & Effectiveness Data Sources – Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) Freshmen Survey – Transition to College Inventory (TCI) Survey – Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) database – Austin Peay data


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