1) 1999, 2001, and 2008 CIRP Frequency Distribution Trend Results of CMU Responses

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  • 1. CIRP First‐Time, Full‐Time Freshman Survey Frequency Distributions     Year 1999 2001 2008 Question Response Options Count Col % Count Col % Count Col % 1. Your sex: Male 1127 36.1% 1226 35.8% 405 36.0% Female 1993 63.9% 2203 64.2% 721 64.0% Total 3120 100.0% 3429 100.0% 1126 100.0% 2. How old will you be  16 or younger 1 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% on December 31 of  17 20 0.6% 42 1.2% 21 1.9% this year? 18 2101 67.8% 2296 67.6% 859 76.2% 19 949 30.6% 1041 30.6% 243 21.6% 20 25 0.8% 14 0.4% 3 0.3% 21 to 24 4 0.1% 4 0.1% 0 0.0% 25 to 29 0 0.0% 1 0.0% 0 0.0% 30 to 39 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 1 0.1% Total 3100 100.0% 3398 100.0% 1127 100.0% 3. Is English your native  No 34 1.1% 34 1.0% 9 0.8% language? Yes 3048 98.9% 3357 99.0% 1118 99.2% Total 3082 100.0% 3391 100.0% 1127 100.0% 4. In what year did you  Current Year 3077 99.4% 3386 99.6% 1122 99.6% graduate from high  One Year Ago 14 0.5% 9 0.3% 3 0.3% school? Two Years Ago 3 0.1% 2 0.1% 1 0.1% Three Years Ago or Later 2 0.1% 4 0.1% 0 0.0% Did not graduate but  0 0.0% 0 0.0% 1 0.1% passed G.E.D. test Total 3096 100.0% 3401 100.0% 1127 100.0% 5. Are you enrolled (or  Full‐time  3087 100.0% 3392 100.0% 1127 100.0% enrolling) as a: Part‐time 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% Total 3087 100.0% 3392 100.0% 1127 100.0% 6. How many miles is  5 or less 49 1.6% 63 1.9% 15 1.3% this college from  6 to 10 41 1.3% 40 1.2% 3 0.3% your permanent  11 to 50 295 9.6% 325 9.6% 84 7.5% home? 51 to 100 769 25.0% 935 27.6% 290 25.7% 101 to 500 1857 60.4% 1974 58.2% 707 62.7% Over 500 63 2.0% 53 1.6% 28 2.5% Total 3074 100.0% 3390 100.0% 1127 100.0% 7. What was your  A or A+ 418 13.5% 469 13.8% 184 16.3% average grade in  A‐ 757 24.5% 887 26.1% 295 26.2% high school? B+ 719 23.3% 839 24.7% 261 23.2% B 807 26.2% 858 25.3% 275 24.4% B‐ 291 9.4% 249 7.3% 80 7.1% C+ 74 2.4% 67 2.0% 26 2.3% C 20 0.6% 23 0.7% 4 0.4% D 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 1 0.1% Total 3086 100.0% 3392 100.0% 1126 100.0%Office of Institutional Research 1 January 2009
  • 2.     Year 1999 2001 2008 Question Response Options Count Col % Count Col % Count Col % 8. What was your  18 or lower 90 8.3% composite ACT  19 ‐ 21 327 30.3% score? 22 ‐ 24 352 32.6% NA NA 25 ‐ 27 198 18.4% 28 or higher 112 10.4% Total 1079 100.0% 9. From what kind of  Public school  1034 91.7% high school did you  Public charter school 15 1.3% graduate? Public magnet school 2 0.2% Private religious/  Changed Response  64 5.7% parochial school NA Options Private independent  10 0.9% college‐prep school Home school 2 0.2% Total 1127 100.0% 10. Prior to this term,  No 3026 98.0% 3346 98.1% 1093 97.1% have you ever taken  courses for credit at  Yes 61 2.0% 64 1.9% 33 2.9% this institution? Total 3087 100.0% 3410 100.0% 1126 100.0% 11. Since leaving high  school, have you  No 2788 89.4% 3026 88.2% 1027 91.2% ever taken courses,  whether for credit or  not for credit, at any  Yes 332 10.6% 403 11.8% 99 8.8% other institution? Total 3120 100.0% 3429 100.0% 1126 100.0% 12. Where do you plan  With my family or other  153 4.9% 164 4.8% 35 3.1% to live during the fall  relatives term? Other private home,  27 0.9% 28 0.8% 8 0.7% apartment, or room College residence hall 2902 93.3% 3205 93.7% 1066 94.6% Fraternity or sorority  2 0.1% 3 0.1% 1 0.1% house Other campus student  24 0.8% 17 0.5% 15 1.3% housing Other 2 0.1% 2 0.1% 2 0.2% Total 3110 100.0% 3419 100.0% 1127 100.0%Office of Institutional Research 2 January 2009
  • 3.     Year 1999 2001 2008 Question Response Options Count Col % Count Col % Count Col % 13. To how many  None 715 23.1% 810 23.8% 251 22.3% colleges other than  One 676 21.8% 690 20.2% 201 17.8% this one did you  Two 767 24.7% 740 21.7% 257 22.8% apply for admission  Three 513 16.5% 665 19.5% 231 20.5% this year? Four 261 8.4% 285 8.4% 117 10.4% Five 95 3.1% 136 4.0% 46 4.1% Six 37 1.2% 42 1.2% 9 0.8% Seven to ten 28 0.9% 33 1.0% 12 1.1% Eleven or more 9 0.3% 8 0.2% 3 0.3% Total 3101 100.0% 3409 100.0% 1127 100.0% 14. Were you accepted  No 130 11.5% by your first choice  Yes NA NA 997 88.5% college? Total 1127 100.0% 15. Is this college your: Less than third choice 26 0.8% 33 1.0% 10 0.9% Third choice 59 1.9% 90 2.6% 42 3.7% Second choice 544 17.5% 713 20.8% 274 24.3% First choice 2478 79.8% 2586 75.6% 800 71.0% Total 3107 100.0% 3422 100.0% 1126 100.0% 16. Citizenship status: Neither 4 0.1% 0 0.0% 2 0.2% Permanent resident  13 0.4% 18 0.5% 7 0.6% U.S. citizen 3081 99.5% 3387 99.5% 1118 99.2% Total 3098 100.0% 3405 100.0% 1127 100.0% 17. Are your parents: One or both deceased 93 3.0% 98 2.9% 34 3.0% Both alive, divorced or  731 23.7% 847 24.9% 304 27.0% living apart Both alive and living with  2259 73.3% 2453 72.2% 789 70.0% each other Total 3083 100.0% 3398 100.0% 1127 100.0% 18a. During high school  None 3 0.1% 2 0.2% how may years did  One‐half 2 0.1% 1 0.1% you study each of  One 3 0.1% 4 0.4% the following:   Two 18 0.5% 3 0.3% NA English Three 230 6.7% 49 4.3% Four 3015 88.2% 1026 91.0% Five or more 149 4.4% 42 3.7% Total 3420 100.0% 1127 100.0% 18b. During high school  None 0 0.0% 4 0.4% how may years did  One‐half 4 0.1% 3 0.3% you study each of  One 5 0.1% 8 0.7% the following:   Two 168 4.9% 39 3.5% NA Mathematics Three 1181 34.6% 247 21.9% Four 1957 57.3% 785 69.7% Five or more 102 3.0% 41 3.6% Total 3417 100.0% 1127 100.0%Office of Institutional Research 3 January 2009
  • 4.     Year 1999 2001 2008 Question Response Options Count Col % Count Col % Count Col % 18c. During high school  None 227 6.7% 68 6.0% how may years did  One‐half 60 1.8% 18 1.6% you study each of  One 454 13.3% 131 11.6% the following:   Two 1447 42.5% 458 40.7% NA Foreign Language Three 736 21.6% 254 22.6% Four 454 13.3% 179 15.9% Five or more 27 0.8% 18 1.6% Total 3405 100.0% 1126 100.0% 18d. During high school  None 217 6.4% 39 3.5% how may years did  One‐half 141 4.1% 32 2.8% you study each of  One 1360 40.0% 417 37.1% the following:   Two 1083 31.9% 362 32.2% NA Physical Science Three 437 12.9% 179 15.9% Four 148 4.4% 92 8.2% Five or more 13 0.4% 4 0.4% Total 3399 100.0% 1125 100.0% 18e. During high school  None 92 2.7% 12 1.1% how may years did  One‐half 112 3.3% 21 1.9% you study each of  One 1675 49.2% 469 41.7% the following:   Two 1158 34.0% 416 37.0% NA Biological Science Three 259 7.6% 121 10.8% Four 101 3.0% 80 7.1% Five or more 9 0.3% 6 0.5% Total 3406 100.0% 1125 100.0% 18f. During high school  None 1 0.0% 2 0.2% how may years did  One‐half 40 1.2% 11 1.0% you study each of  One 288 8.5% 74 6.6% the following:   Two 855 25.2% 211 18.8% NA History/Am. Govt. Three 1272 37.4% 442 39.4% Four 903 26.6% 369 32.9% Five or more 38 1.1% 14 1.2% Total 3397 100.0% 1123 100.0% 18g. During high school  None 876 26.0% 275 24.5% how may years did  One‐half 574 17.0% 169 15.0% you study each of  One 1084 32.2% 378 33.7% the following:   Two 555 16.5% 199 17.7% NA Computer Science Three 179 5.3% 64 5.7% Four 88 2.6% 35 3.1% Five or more 14 0.4% 3 0.3% Total 3370 100.0% 1123 100.0%Office of Institutional Research 4 January 2009
  • 5.     Year 1999 2001 2008 Question Response Options Count Col % Count Col % Count Col % 18h. During high school  None 838 24.7% 252 22.4% how may years did  One‐half 211 6.2% 81 7.2% you study each of  One 599 17.6% 162 14.4% the following:  Arts  Two 479 14.1% 166 14.7% NA and/or Music Three 290 8.5% 103 9.1% Four 850 25.0% 313 27.8% Five or more 128 3.8% 50 4.4% Total 3395 100.0% 1127 100.0% 19a. Highest Degree  None 12 0.5% 10 0.3% 14 1.3% Planned at Any  Vocational certificate 2 0.1% 4 0.1% 3 0.3% Institution: Associate  4 0.2% 3 0.1% 22 2.0% Bachelors degree  903 34.7% 939 32.2% 279 25.1% Masters degree  1212 46.6% 1390 47.7% 473 42.6% Ph.D. or Ed.D. 280 10.8% 355 12.2% 200 18.0% M.D., D.O., D.D.S., D.V.M. 104 4.0% 136 4.7% 80 7.2% J.D. (Law) 51 2.0% 47 1.6% 21 1.9% B.D. or M.DIV. (Divinity) 4 0.2% 6 0.2% 2 0.2% Other 30 1.2% 24 0.8% 17 1.5% Total 2602 100.0% 2914 100.0% 1111 100.0% 19b. Highest Degree  None 27 1.7% 31 1.7% 23 2.1% Planned at This  Vocational certificate 3 0.2% 3 0.2% 10 0.9% Institution: Associate  22 1.3% 37 2.0% 37 3.4% Bachelors degree  1131 69.2% 1273 69.3% 636 58.9% Masters degree  385 23.5% 433 23.6% 276 25.6% Ph.D. or Ed.D. 39 2.4% 31 1.7% 61 5.7% M.D., D.O., D.D.S., D.V.M. 3 0.2% 9 0.5% 15 1.4% J.D. (Law) 6 0.4% 3 0.2% 4 0.4% B.D. or M.DIV. (Divinity) 3 0.2% 0 0.0% 3 0.3% Other 16 1.0% 18 1.0% 14 1.3% Total 1635 100.0% 1838 100.0% 1079 100.0% 20a. Racial composition  Completely non‐White 9 0.8% of high school I last  Mostly non‐White 43 3.8% attended: Roughly half non‐White 195 17.3% NA NA Mostly White 772 68.6% Completely White 106 9.4% Total 1125 100.0% 20b. Racial composition  Completely non‐White 14 1.2% of the neighborhood  Mostly non‐White 38 3.4% where I grew up: Roughly half non‐White 92 8.2% NA NA Mostly White 658 58.4% Completely White 324 28.8% Total 1126 100.0%Office of Institutional Research 5 January 2009
  • 6.     Year 1999 2001 2008 Question Response Options Count Col % Count Col % Count Col % 21a. Do you have a  No 998 88.6% disability? Yes NA NA 129 11.4% Total 1127 100.0% 21b. Of those that have a  No 118 91.5% disability:  Hearing  Yes NA NA 11 8.5% Disability Total 129 100.0% 21c. Of those that have a  No 123 95.3% disability:  Speech  Yes NA NA 6 4.7% Disability Total 129 100.0% 21d. Of those that have a  No 125 96.9% disability:   Yes NA NA 4 3.1% Orthopedic  Disability Total 129 100.0% 21e. Of those that have a  No 99 76.7% disability:  Learning  Yes NA NA 30 23.3% Disability Total 129 100.0% 21f. Of those that have a  No 115 89.1% disability:  Partially  Yes NA NA 14 10.9% sighted or blind Total 129 100.0% 21g. Of those that have a  No 108 83.7% disability:  Health‐ Yes NA NA 21 16.3% related Disability Total 129 100.0% 21h. Of those that have a  No 110 85.3% disability:  Other  Yes NA NA 19 14.7% Disability Total 129 100.0% 22a. How much of your  None 312 9.7% 192 17.2% first years  Less than $1,000 410 12.8% 153 13.7% educational  expenses do you  $1,000 ‐ 2,999 645 20.1% 173 15.5% expect to cover  $3,000 ‐ 5,999 NA 765 23.8% 195 17.5% from:  Family  $6,000 ‐ 9,999 566 17.6% 155 13.9% resources (parents,  relatives, spouse,  $10,000 + 514 16.0% 249 22.3% etc.) Total 3212 100.0% 1117 100.0% 22b. How much of your  None 402 13.8% 189 17.0% first years  educational  Less than $1,000 1050 36.0% 382 34.3% expenses do you  $1,000 ‐ 2,999 1067 36.6% 372 33.4% expect to cover  $3,000 ‐ 5,999 NA 312 10.7% 114 10.2% from:  My own  resources (savings  $6,000 ‐ 9,999 61 2.1% 39 3.5% from work, work‐ $10,000 + 25 0.9% 19 1.7% study, other income) Total 2917 100.0% 1115 100.0%Office of Institutional Research 6 January 2009
  • 7.     Year 1999 2001 2008 Question Response Options Count Col % Count Col % Count Col % 22c. How much of your  None 326 10.6% 238 21.4% first years  educational  Less than $1,000 202 6.6% 118 10.6% expenses do you  $1,000 ‐ 2,999 1110 36.1% 279 25.1% expect to cover  from:  Aid which  $3,000 ‐ 5,999 NA 955 31.1% 243 21.9% need not be repaid  (grants,  $6,000 ‐ 9,999 334 10.9% 128 11.5% scholarships,  $10,000 + 144 4.7% 104 9.4% military funding,  etc.) Total 3071 100.0% 1110 100.0% 22d. How much of your  None 1133 41.7% 315 28.3% first years  Less than $1,000 225 8.3% 44 4.0% educational  $1,000 ‐ 2,999 659 24.3% 120 10.8% expenses do you  $3,000 ‐ 5,999 NA 443 16.3% 234 21.0% expect to cover  $6,000 ‐ 9,999 185 6.8% 207 18.6% from:  Aid which  $10,000 + 69 2.5% 192 17.3% must be repaid  Total 2714 100.0% 1112 100.0% 22e. How much of your  None 1477 90.1% 900 82.1% first years  Less than $1,000 80 4.9% 104 9.5% educational  $1,000 ‐ 2,999 43 2.6% 55 5.0% expenses do you  $3,000 ‐ 5,999 NA 21 1.3% 17 1.6% expect to cover  $6,000 ‐ 9,999 8 0.5% 10 0.9% from:  Other than  $10,000 + 10 0.6% 10 0.9% above Total 1639 100.0% 1096 100.0% 23. What is your best  Less than $10,000 30 2.7% estimate of your  $10,000 to $14,999 25 2.3% parents total  $15,000 to $19,999 22 2.0% income last year?   $20,000 to $24,999 32 2.9% Consider income  $25,000 to $29,999 33 3.0% from all sources  $30,000 to $39,999 76 6.9% before taxes $40,000 to $49,999 78 7.1% Response Options  Response Options  $50,000 to $59,999 109 9.9% Differed Differed $60,000 to $74,999 161 14.6% $75,000 to $99,999 187 17.0% $100,000 to $149,999 196 17.8% $150,000 to $199,999 78 7.1% $200,000 to $249,999 31 2.8% $250,000 or more 44 4.0% Total 1102 100.0%Office of Institutional Research 7 January 2009
  • 8.     Year 1999 2001 2008 Question Response Options Count Col % Count Col % Count Col % 23.* What is your best  Less than $10,000 67 2.4% 60 2.0% 30 2.7% estimate of your  $10,000 to $14,999 51 1.8% 57 1.8% 25 2.3% parents total  $15,000 to $19,999 66 2.4% 73 2.3% 22 2.0% income last year?      $20,000 to $24,999 90 3.2% 110 3.5% 32 2.9% *Recoded:  1999 and  $25,000 to $29,999 107 3.8% 114 3.6% 33 3.0% 2000 included "less  $30,000 to $39,999 245 8.8% 230 7.4% 76 6.9% than $6,000";  $40,000 to $49,999 314 11.3% 327 10.5% 78 7.1% "$6,000 to $9,999";  $50,000 to $59,999 386 13.8% 410 13.1% 109 9.9% and "$200,000 or  $60,000 to $74,999 489 17.5% 535 17.1% 161 14.6% more" $75,000 to $99,999 447 16.0% 519 16.6% 187 17.0% $100,000 to $149,999 355 12.7% 476 15.2% 196 17.8% $150,000 to $199,999 117 4.2% 136 4.3% 78 7.1% $200,000 or more 55 2.0% 81 2.6% 75 6.8% Total 2789 100.0% 3128 100.0% 1102 100.0% 24. Do you have any  None (I am confident that  867 28.8% 936 27.9% 271 24.1% concern about your  I will have sufficient funds) ability to finance  Some (but I probably will  1691 56.1% 1976 58.8% 653 58.0% your college  have enough funds) education? Major (not sure I will have  454 15.1% 447 13.3% 201 17.9% enough funds) Total 3012 100.0% 3359 100.0% 1125 100.0% 25a.* Your current  Baptist 186 6.2% 247 7.4% 54 4.8% religious preference:   Buddhist 3 0.1% 7 0.2% 5 0.4% *Recoded:  2008  Church of Christ NA NA NA NA 50 4.5% included "Church of  Eastern Orthodox 12 0.4% 8 0.2% 6 0.5% Christ", "Hindu", and  Episcopalian 33 1.1% 32 1.0% 9 0.8% "Muslim" Hindu NA NA NA NA 0 0.0% Islamic 3 0.1% 3 0.1% 0 0.0% Jewish 8 0.3% 12 0.4% 6 0.5% LDS (Mormon) 7 0.2% 6 0.2% 1 0.1% Lutheran 341 11.4% 324 9.7% 89 7.9% Methodist 267 8.9% 251 7.5% 91 8.1% Muslim NA NA NA NA 1 0.1% Presbyterian 139 4.7% 125 3.8% 24 2.1% Quaker 5 0.2% 6 0.2% 2 0.2% Roman Catholic 1005 33.6% 1078 32.3% 293 26.2% Seventh Day Adventist 5 0.2% 9 0.3% 3 0.3% United Church of Christ/  29 1.0% 50 1.5% 11 1.0% Congregational Other Christian 368 12.3% 499 15.0% 219 19.6% Other Religion 76 2.5% 85 2.6% 36 3.2% None 501 16.8% 591 17.7% 220 19.6% Total 2988 100.0% 3333 100.0% 1120 100.0%Office of Institutional Research 8 January 2009
  • 9.     Year 1999 2001 2008 Question Response Options Count Col % Count Col % Count Col %25b.* Your fathers current  Baptist 178 6.6% 238 7.7% 68 6.1% religious preference:   Buddhist 4 0.1% 6 0.2% 0 0.0% *Recoded:  2008  Church of Christ NA NA NA NA 59 5.3% included "Church of  Eastern Orthodox 8 0.3% 7 0.2% 9 0.8% Christ", "Hindu", and  Episcopalian 30 1.1% 35 1.1% 11 1.0% "Muslim" Hindu NA NA NA NA 0 0.0% Islamic 6 0.2% 7 0.2% 0 0.0% Jewish 17 0.6% 17 0.5% 10 0.9% LDS (Mormon) 5 0.2% 3 0.1% 3 0.3% Lutheran 341 12.6% 332 10.7% 98 8.8% Methodist 254 9.4% 244 7.9% 82 7.4% Muslim NA NA NA NA 4 0.4% Presbyterian 133 4.9% 134 4.3% 42 3.8% Quaker 5 0.2% 3 0.1% 2 0.2% Roman Catholic 968 35.7% 1093 35.3% 292 26.3% Seventh Day Adventist 4 0.1% 7 0.2% 5 0.4% United Church of Christ/  19 0.7% 42 1.4% 13 1.2% Congregational Other Christian 295 10.9% 388 12.5% 199 17.9% Other Religion 44 1.6% 51 1.6% 26 2.3% None 403 14.8% 488 15.8% 189 17.0% Total 2714 100.0% 3095 100.0% 1112 100.0%25c.* Your mothers  Baptist 191 6.8% 254 8.0% 73 6.5% current religious  Buddhist 1 0.0% 4 0.1% 0 0.0% preference:         Church of Christ NA NA NA NA 64 5.7% *Recoded:  2008  Eastern Orthodox 7 0.2% 8 0.3% 10 0.9% included "Church of  Episcopalian 40 1.4% 41 1.3% 13 1.2% Christ", "Hindu", and  Hindu NA NA NA NA 0 0.0% "Muslim" Islamic 3 0.1% 3 0.1% 0 0.0% Jewish 17 0.6% 8 0.3% 8 0.7% LDS (Mormon) 5 0.2% 6 0.2% 1 0.1% Lutheran 360 12.8% 349 11.0% 111 9.9% Methodist 279 9.9% 288 9.1% 101 9.1% Muslim NA NA NA NA 1 0.1% Presbyterian 155 5.5% 151 4.8% 36 3.2% Quaker 8 0.3% 4 0.1% 2 0.2% Roman Catholic 1066 38.0% 1151 36.3% 320 28.7% Seventh Day Adventist 4 0.1% 10 0.3% 6 0.5% United Church of Christ/  22 0.8% 43 1.4% 12 1.1% Congregational Other Christian 330 11.8% 461 14.5% 208 18.6% Other Religion 45 1.6% 60 1.9% 24 2.2% None 274 9.8% 330 10.4% 126 11.3% Total 2807 100.0% 3171 100.0% 1116 100.0%Office of Institutional Research 9 January 2009
  • 10.     Year 1999 2001 2008 Question Response Options Count Col % Count Col % Count Col % 26a. Activities noted in  Not at all 562 18.1% 566 16.6% 293 26.0% the past year:   Occasionally 1368 44.1% 1521 44.5% 477 42.3% Attended a religious  Frequently 1169 37.7% 1328 38.9% 357 31.7% service Total 3099 100.0% 3415 100.0% 1127 100.0% 26b. Activities noted in  Not at all 36 1.2% 42 1.2% 39 3.5% the past year:  Was  Occasionally 1577 50.8% 1603 46.9% 654 58.1% bored in class Frequently 1490 48.0% 1773 51.9% 433 38.5% Total 3103 100.0% 3418 100.0% 1126 100.0% 26c. Activities noted in  Not at all 1397 45.2% 1487 43.6% 828 73.5% the past year:   Occasionally 1316 42.6% 1494 43.9% 267 23.7% Participated in  political  Frequently 377 12.2% 426 12.5% 31 2.8% demonstrations Total 3090 100.0% 3407 100.0% 1126 100.0% 26d. Activities noted in  Not at all 1658 53.5% 1812 53.1% 495 44.0% the past year:   Occasionally 1114 35.9% 1256 36.8% 518 46.0% Tutored another  Frequently 329 10.6% 345 10.1% 113 10.0% student Total 3101 100.0% 3413 100.0% 1126 100.0% 26e. Activities noted in  Not at all 452 14.6% 484 14.2% 122 10.8% the past year:   Occasionally 1957 63.1% 2194 64.2% 748 66.4% Studied with other  Frequently 692 22.3% 739 21.6% 257 22.8% students Total 3101 100.0% 3417 100.0% 1127 100.0% 26f. Activities noted in  Not at all 2121 68.4% 2279 66.8% 865 76.8% the past year:  Was a  Occasionally 837 27.0% 970 28.4% 218 19.3% guest in a teachers  Frequently 145 4.7% 163 4.8% 44 3.9% home Total 3103 100.0% 3412 100.0% 1127 100.0% 26g. Activities noted in  Not at all 1933 62.4% 2325 68.0% 865 76.8% the past year:   Occasionally 686 22.1% 685 20.0% 200 17.7% Smoked cigarettes Frequently 481 15.5% 409 12.0% 62 5.5% Total 3100 100.0% 3419 100.0% 1127 100.0% 26h. Activities noted in  Not at all 1319 42.6% 1537 45.0% 626 55.5% the past year:  Drank  Occasionally 1367 44.2% 1447 42.3% 407 36.1% beer Frequently 409 13.2% 435 12.7% 94 8.3% Total 3095 100.0% 3419 100.0% 1127 100.0% 26i. Activities noted in  Not at all 1156 37.4% 1259 36.8% 557 49.4% the past year:  Drank  Occasionally 1639 53.0% 1787 52.2% 492 43.7% wine or liquor Frequently 296 9.6% 375 11.0% 78 6.9% Total 3091 100.0% 3421 100.0% 1127 100.0% 26j. Activities noted in  Not at all 247 7.9% 299 8.8% 91 8.1% the past year:  Felt  Occasionally 1738 55.9% 1937 56.7% 648 57.5% overwhelmed by all  Frequently 1122 36.1% 1180 34.5% 388 34.4% I had to do Total 3107 100.0% 3416 100.0% 1127 100.0% 26k. Activities noted in  Not at all 1071 34.5% 1288 37.7% 403 35.8% the past year:  Felt  Occasionally 1738 56.0% 1853 54.2% 619 54.9% depressed Frequently 295 9.5% 276 8.1% 105 9.3% Total 3104 100.0% 3417 100.0% 1127 100.0%Office of Institutional Research 10 January 2009
  • 11.     Year 1999 2001 2008 Question Response Options Count Col % Count Col % Count Col % 26l. Activities noted in  Not at all 654 21.1% 704 20.6% 179 15.9% the past year:   Occasionally 1735 56.0% 1856 54.3% 654 58.1% Performed  Frequently 711 22.9% 858 25.1% 293 26.0% volunteer work Total 3100 100.0% 3418 100.0% 1126 100.0% 26m. Activities noted in  Not at all 2010 64.9% 2114 61.9% 642 57.0% the past year:   Occasionally 442 14.3% 553 16.2% 210 18.6% Played a musical  Frequently 647 20.9% 748 21.9% 275 24.4% instrument Total 3099 100.0% 3415 100.0% 1127 100.0% 26n. Activities noted in  Not at all 522 16.8% 546 16.0% 146 13.0% the past year:  Asked  Occasionally 1968 63.4% 2119 62.0% 691 61.3% a teacher for advice  Frequently 613 19.8% 754 22.1% 290 25.7% after class Total 3103 100.0% 3419 100.0% 1127 100.0% 26o. Activities noted in  Not at all 730 23.6% 677 19.9% 263 23.4% the past year:  Voted  Occasionally 1749 56.5% 1987 58.3% 597 53.0% in a student election Frequently 615 19.9% 742 21.8% 266 23.6% Total 3094 100.0% 3406 100.0% 1126 100.0% 26p. Activities noted in  Not at all 150 4.8% 134 3.9% 46 4.1% the past year:   Socialized with  Occasionally 1295 41.7% 1359 39.8% 455 40.4% someone of another  Frequently 1660 53.5% 1922 56.3% 624 55.5% racial/ethnic group Total 3105 100.0% 3415 100.0% 1125 100.0% 26q. Activities noted in  Not at all 897 29.0% 960 28.3% 461 40.9% the past year:  Came  Occasionally 1823 58.9% 1920 56.5% 575 51.0% late to class Frequently 376 12.1% 516 15.2% 91 8.1% Total 3096 100.0% 3396 100.0% 1127 100.0% 26r. Activities noted in  Not at all 180 5.8% 50 1.5% 5 0.4% the past year: Used  Occasionally 1137 36.6% 785 22.9% 258 22.9% the Internet:  For  research or  Frequently 1787 57.6% 2586 75.6% 864 76.7% homework Total 3104 100.0% 3421 100.0% 1127 100.0% 26s. Activities noted in  Not at all 152 13.5% the past year:  Used  Occasionally 476 42.2% NA NA the Internet:  To  Frequently 499 44.3% read news sites Total 1127 100.0% 26t. Activities noted in  Not at all 483 42.9% the past year:  Used  Occasionally 328 29.1% NA NA the Internet:  To  Frequently 315 28.0% read blogs Total 1126 100.0% 26u. Activities noted in  Not at all 704 62.6% the past year:  Used  Occasionally 243 21.6% NA NA the Internet:  To  Frequently 178 15.8% blog Total 1125 100.0%Office of Institutional Research 11 January 2009
  • 12.     Year 1999 2001 2008 Question Response Options Count Col % Count Col % Count Col % 26v. Activities noted in  Not at all 1498 48.4% 1620 47.4% 411 36.5% the past year:   Occasionally 1165 37.6% 1309 38.3% 519 46.1% Performed  community service  Frequently 434 14.0% 490 14.3% 197 17.5% as part of a class Total 3097 100.0% 3419 100.0% 1127 100.0% 26w. Activities noted in  Not at all 727 23.6% 709 20.8% 218 19.4% the past year:   Occasionally 1727 56.0% 1896 55.7% 603 53.6% Discussed religion Frequently 632 20.5% 801 23.5% 305 27.1% Total 3086 100.0% 3406 100.0% 1126 100.0% 26x. Activities noted in  Not at all 1025 33.2% 1000 29.4% 159 14.1% the past year:   Occasionally 1659 53.7% 1881 55.2% 634 56.3% Discussed politics Frequently 408 13.2% 524 15.4% 334 29.6% Total 3092 100.0% 3405 100.0% 1127 100.0% 26y. Activities noted in  Not at all 1004 89.1% the past year:   Occasionally 98 8.7% Worked on a local,  NA NA state or national  Frequently 25 2.2% political campaign Total 1127 100.0% 27a. Rate yourself on  Lowest 10% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 1 0.1% each trait compared  Below average 18 0.6% 24 0.7% 16 1.4% with the average  Average 1082 35.0% 1189 34.8% 376 33.4% person your age:   Above average 1593 51.5% 1774 51.9% 559 49.6% Academic ability Highest 10% 399 12.9% 429 12.6% 174 15.5% Total 3092 100.0% 3416 100.0% 1126 100.0% 27b. Rate yourself on  Lowest 10% 386 12.5% 392 11.5% 117 10.4% each trait compared  Below average 1044 33.8% 1023 29.9% 396 35.2% with the average  Average 956 30.9% 1120 32.8% 347 30.8% person your age:   Above average 552 17.9% 697 20.4% 203 18.0% Artistic ability Highest 10% 153 4.9% 184 5.4% 62 5.5% Total 3091 100.0% 3416 100.0% 1125 100.0% 27c. Rate yourself on  Lowest 10% 52 1.7% 39 1.1% 10 0.9% each trait compared  Below average 446 14.4% 387 11.3% 90 8.0% with the average  Average 1685 54.5% 1871 54.8% 567 50.4% person your age:   Above average 776 25.1% 936 27.4% 401 35.6% Computer skills Highest 10% 132 4.3% 182 5.3% 58 5.2% Total 3091 100.0% 3415 100.0% 1126 100.0% 27d. Rate yourself on  Lowest 10% 2 0.1% 5 0.1% 1 0.1% each trait compared  Below average 57 1.8% 64 1.9% 7 0.6% with the average  Average 761 24.7% 948 27.8% 252 22.4% person your age:   Above average 1615 52.4% 1761 51.6% 619 55.0% Cooperativeness Highest 10% 649 21.0% 638 18.7% 247 21.9% Total 3084 100.0% 3416 100.0% 1126 100.0%Office of Institutional Research 12 January 2009
  • 13.     Year 1999 2001 2008 Question Response Options Count Col % Count Col % Count Col % 27e. Rate yourself on  Lowest 10% 29 0.9% 27 0.8% 10 0.9% each trait compared  Below average 325 10.5% 319 9.3% 116 10.3% with the average  Average 1152 37.3% 1269 37.2% 378 33.6% person your age:   Above average 1151 37.2% 1273 37.3% 453 40.2% Creativity Highest 10% 434 14.0% 525 15.4% 169 15.0% Total 3091 100.0% 3413 100.0% 1126 100.0% 27f. Rate yourself on  Lowest 10% 6 0.2% 5 0.1% 1 0.1% each trait compared  Below average 97 3.1% 88 2.6% 25 2.2% with the average  Average 892 28.9% 1023 29.9% 279 24.8% person your age:   Above average 1400 45.3% 1485 43.5% 488 43.3% Drive to achieve Highest 10% 693 22.4% 815 23.9% 333 29.6% Total 3088 100.0% 3416 100.0% 1126 100.0% 27g. Rate yourself on  Lowest 10% 29 0.9% 35 1.0% 9 0.8% each trait compared  Below average 196 6.3% 260 7.6% 114 10.1% with the average  Average 1307 42.3% 1535 45.0% 453 40.2% person your age:   Above average 1107 35.9% 1136 33.3% 372 33.0% Emotional health Highest 10% 448 14.5% 448 13.1% 178 15.8% Total 3087 100.0% 3414 100.0% 1126 100.0% 27h. Rate yourself on  Lowest 10% 16 0.5% 15 0.4% 9 0.8% each trait compared  Below average 199 6.4% 258 7.6% 69 6.1% with the average  Average 1020 33.0% 1193 35.0% 350 31.1% person your age:   Above average 1252 40.5% 1323 38.8% 463 41.1% Leadership ability Highest 10% 606 19.6% 624 18.3% 235 20.9% Total 3093 100.0% 3413 100.0% 1126 100.0% 27i. Rate yourself on  Lowest 10% 141 4.6% 157 4.6% 41 3.6% each trait compared  Below average 685 22.2% 762 22.3% 217 19.3% with the average  Average 1145 37.0% 1321 38.7% 428 38.0% person your age:   Mathematical ability Above average 871 28.2% 892 26.1% 341 30.3% Highest 10% 249 8.1% 283 8.3% 99 8.8% Total 3091 100.0% 3415 100.0% 1126 100.0% 27j. Rate yourself on  Lowest 10% 15 0.5% 12 0.4% 4 0.4% each trait compared  Below average 173 5.6% 211 6.2% 90 8.0% with the average  Average 1268 41.0% 1461 42.7% 463 41.1% person your age:   Above average 1110 35.9% 1224 35.8% 376 33.4% Physical health Highest 10% 524 17.0% 510 14.9% 193 17.1% Total 3090 100.0% 3418 100.0% 1126 100.0% 27k. Rate yourself on  Lowest 10% 30 1.0% 36 1.1% 17 1.5% each trait compared  Below average 177 5.7% 236 6.9% 99 8.8% with the average  Average 1606 52.1% 1771 51.9% 596 52.9% person your age:   Above average 1056 34.3% 1116 32.7% 346 30.7% Popularity Highest 10% 213 6.9% 255 7.5% 68 6.0% Total 3082 100.0% 3414 100.0% 1126 100.0%Office of Institutional Research 13 January 2009
  • 14.     Year 1999 2001 2008 Question Response Options Count Col % Count Col % Count Col % 27l. Rate yourself on  Lowest 10% 124 4.0% 130 3.8% 34 3.0% each trait compared  Below average 660 21.4% 757 22.2% 224 19.9% with the average  Average 1281 41.5% 1362 39.9% 445 39.5% person your age:   Above average 776 25.1% 849 24.9% 310 27.5% Public speaking  Highest 10% 248 8.0% 315 9.2% 113 10.0% ability Total 3089 100.0% 3413 100.0% 1126 100.0% 27m. Rate yourself on  Lowest 10% 14 0.5% 18 0.5% 2 0.2% each trait compared  Below average 170 5.5% 197 5.8% 87 7.7% with the average  Average 1310 42.4% 1404 41.1% 435 38.7% person your age:   Self‐confidence  Above average 1208 39.1% 1373 40.2% 431 38.3% (intellectual) Highest 10% 385 12.5% 421 12.3% 170 15.1% Total 3087 100.0% 3413 100.0% 1125 100.0% 27n. Rate yourself on  Lowest 10% 30 1.0% 40 1.2% 9 0.8% each trait compared  Below average 330 10.7% 365 10.7% 152 13.5% with the average  Average 1253 40.6% 1418 41.5% 428 38.0% person your age:   Above average 1097 35.5% 1173 34.3% 400 35.6% Self‐confidence  Highest 10% 378 12.2% 421 12.3% 136 12.1% (social) Total 3088 100.0% 3417 100.0% 1125 100.0% 27o. Rate yourself on  Lowest 10% 10 0.3% 12 0.4% 3 0.3% each trait compared  Below average 131 4.2% 173 5.1% 56 5.0% with the average  Average 1462 47.4% 1654 48.5% 461 41.0% person your age:   Above average 1133 36.7% 1187 34.8% 427 38.0% Self‐understanding Highest 10% 351 11.4% 383 11.2% 178 15.8% Total 3087 100.0% 3409 100.0% 1125 100.0% 27p. Rate yourself on  Lowest 10% 88 2.9% 211 6.2% 58 5.2% each trait compared  Below average 438 14.2% 504 14.8% 157 14.0% with the average  Average 1407 45.7% 1573 46.2% 472 42.0% person your age:   Above average 828 26.9% 842 24.7% 320 28.4% Spirituality Highest 10% 318 10.3% 276 8.1% 118 10.5% Total 3079 100.0% 3406 100.0% 1125 100.0% 27q. Rate yourself on  Lowest 10% 5 0.2% 15 0.4% 1 0.1% each trait compared  Below average 69 2.2% 89 2.6% 13 1.2% with the average  Average 1042 33.8% 1238 36.3% 351 31.2% person your age:   Understanding of  Above average 1508 48.9% 1553 45.5% 540 48.0% others Highest 10% 463 15.0% 515 15.1% 221 19.6% Total 3087 100.0% 3410 100.0% 1126 100.0% 27r. Rate yourself on  Lowest 10% 30 1.0% 34 1.0% 13 1.2% each trait compared  Below average 321 10.4% 345 10.1% 119 10.6% with the average  Average 1347 43.6% 1468 43.1% 473 42.0% person your age:   Above average 1075 34.8% 1218 35.7% 387 34.4% Writing ability Highest 10% 316 10.2% 343 10.1% 134 11.9% Total 3089 100.0% 3408 100.0% 1126 100.0%Office of Institutional Research 14 January 2009
  • 15.     Year 1999 2001 2008 Question Response Options Count Col % Count Col % Count Col % 28a. Rate yourself on  Lowest 10% 2 0.2% each trait compared  Below average 27 2.4% with the average  person your age:   Average 388 34.4% Ability to see the  NA NA Above average 482 42.8% world from  someone elses  Highest 10% 228 20.2% perspective Total 1127 100.0% 28b. Rate yourself on  Lowest 10% 1 0.1% each trait compared  Below average 26 2.3% with the average  person your age:   Average 293 26.0% Tolerance of others  NA NA Above average 511 45.3% with different  beliefs Highest 10% 296 26.3% Total 1127 100.0% 28c. Rate yourself on  Lowest 10% 4 0.4% each trait compared  Below average 74 6.6% with the average  person your age:   Average 395 35.0% Openness to having  NA NA Above average 443 39.3% my own views  challenged Highest 10% 211 18.7% Total 1127 100.0% 28d. Rate yourself on  Lowest 10% 3 0.3% each trait compared  with the average  Below average 60 5.3% person your age:   Average 376 33.4% Ability to discuss  NA NA and negotiate  Above average 442 39.3% controversial issues Highest 10% 245 21.8% Total 1126 100.0% 28e. Rate yourself on  Below average 11 1.0% each trait compared  with the average  Average 261 23.2% person your age:   Ability to work  Above average NA NA 527 46.8% cooperatively with  Highest 10% 328 29.1% diverse people Total 1127 100.0%Office of Institutional Research 15 January 2009
  • 16.     Year 1999 2001 2008 Question Response Options Count Col % Count Col % Count Col % 29a. Fathers highest level  Grammar school or less 53 1.7% 31 0.9% 10 0.9% of education Some high school 123 4.0% 128 3.8% 31 2.8% High school graduate 906 29.5% 986 29.1% 276 24.6% Postsecondary school  152 5.0% 152 4.5% 61 5.4% other than college Some college 607 19.8% 721 21.3% 223 19.9% College degree 824 26.9% 891 26.3% 334 29.7% Some graduate school 41 1.3% 38 1.1% 24 2.1% Graduate degree 362 11.8% 437 12.9% 164 14.6% Total 3068 100.0% 3384 100.0% 1123 100.0% 29b. Mothers highest  Grammar school or less 50 1.6% 26 0.8% 3 0.3% level of education Some high school 71 2.3% 60 1.8% 20 1.8% High school graduate 1031 33.4% 1063 31.2% 253 22.5% Postsecondary school  120 3.9% 134 3.9% 53 4.7% other than college Some college 670 21.7% 801 23.5% 269 23.9% College degree 797 25.8% 909 26.7% 369 32.8% Some graduate school 61 2.0% 48 1.4% 23 2.0% Graduate degree 284 9.2% 362 10.6% 135 12.0% Total 3084 100.0% 3403 100.0% 1125 100.0% 30a. How often in the  Not at all 32 2.8% past year have you:   Occasionally 536 47.6% NA NA Ask questions in  Frequently 559 49.6% class Total 1127 100.0% 30b. How often in the  Not at all 33 2.9% past year have you:   Occasionally 479 42.5% Support your  NA NA opinions with a  Frequently 614 54.5% logical argument Total 1126 100.0% 30c. How often in the  Not at all 35 3.1% past year have you:   Seek solutions to  Occasionally 520 46.2% NA NA problems and  Frequently 571 50.7% explain them to  others Total 1126 100.0% 30d. How often in the  Not at all 45 4.0% past year have you:   Occasionally 487 43.3% Revise your papers  NA NA to improve your  Frequently 594 52.8% writing Total 1126 100.0%Office of Institutional Research 16 January 2009
  • 17.     Year 1999 2001 2008 Question Response Options Count Col % Count Col % Count Col % 30e. How often in the  Not at all 36 3.2% past year have you:   Evaluate the quality  Occasionally 647 57.5% or reliability of  NA NA information you  Frequently 443 39.3% received Total 1126 100.0% 30f. How often in the  Not at all 63 5.6% past year have you:   Occasionally 601 53.4% Take a risk because  NA NA you felt you had  Frequently 461 41.0% more to gain Total 1125 100.0% 30g. How often in the  Not at all 28 2.5% past year have you:   Occasionally 599 53.2% Seek alternative  NA NA solutions to a  Frequently 499 44.3% problem Total 1126 100.0% 30h. How often in the  Not at all 271 24.1% past year have you:   Occasionally 630 56.0% NA NA Look up scientific  Frequently 224 19.9% research articles and  Total 1125 100.0% 30i. How often in the  Not at all 192 17.1% past year have you:   Explore topics on  Occasionally 635 56.4% NA NA your own, even  Frequently 299 26.6% though it was not  required for a class Total 1126 100.0% 30j. How often in the  Not at all 29 2.6% past year have you:   Occasionally 532 47.2% Accept mistakes as  NA NA part of the learning  Frequently 565 50.2% process Total 1126 100.0% 30k. How often in the  Not at all 53 4.7% past year have you:   Occasionally 556 49.4% Seek feedback on  NA NA your academic work Frequently 517 45.9% Total 1126 100.0% 30l. How often in the  Not at all 14 1.2% past year have you:   Occasionally 337 29.9% NA NA Take notes during  Frequently 775 68.8% class Total 1126 100.0%Office of Institutional Research 17 January 2009
  • 18.     Year 1999 2001 2008 Question Response Options Count Col % Count Col % Count Col % 31a. Your probable career  Artist 343 10.4% 127 11.3% occupation: Business 432 13.1% 149 13.3% Business (clerical) 26 0.8% 6 0.5% Clergy 4 0.1% 1 0.1% College teacher 13 0.4% 7 0.6% Doctor (MD or DDS) 118 3.6% 77 6.9% Education (secondary) 355 10.8% 98 8.7% Education (elementary) 376 11.4% 73 6.5% Engineer 99 3.0% 34 3.0% Farmer or forester 19 0.6% 2 0.2% Health professional 223 6.8% 154 13.7% Homemaker 2 0.1% 0 0.0% Lawyer NA 55 1.7% 20 1.8% Military (career) 5 0.2% 5 0.4% Nurse 15 0.5% 8 0.7% Research scientist 35 1.1% 17 1.5% 38 1.2% 14 1.2% Social/welfare/rec worker Skilled worker 10 0.3% 15 1.3% Semi‐skilled worker 21 0.6% 2 0.2% Unskilled 17 0.5% 0 0.0% Unemployed 34 1.0% 1 0.1% Other 578 17.5% 189 16.8% Undecided 476 14.5% 125 11.1% Total 3294 100.0% 1124 100.0% 31b. Fathers Occupation  Artist 21 0.6% 21 1.9% (aggregated): Business 890 26.9% 328 29.3% Business (clerical) 29 0.9% 20 1.8% Clergy 10 0.3% 9 0.8% College Teacher 9 0.3% 0 0.0% Doctor (MD or DDS) 29 0.9% 6 0.5% Education (secondary) 144 4.3% 27 2.4% Education (elementary) 28 0.8% 9 0.8% Engineer 292 8.8% 108 9.6% Farmer or forester 67 2.0% 15 1.3% NA Health professional 37 1.1% 12 1.1% Homemaker (full‐time) 3 0.1% 3 0.3% Lawyer 28 0.8% 20 1.8% Military (career) 17 0.5% 8 0.7% Nurse 9 0.3% 6 0.5% Research scientist 7 0.2% 4 0.4% 24 0.7% 8 0.7% Social/welfare/rec worker Skilled worker 439 13.3% 143 12.8% Semi‐skilled worker 162 4.9% 42 3.7%Office of Institutional Research 18 January 2009
  • 19.     Year 1999 2001 2008 Question Response Options Count Col % Count Col % Count Col % Fathers Occupation  Unskilled worker 126 3.8% 46 4.1% (continued): Unemployed 67 2.0% 69 6.2% NA Other 873 26.4% 217 19.4% Total 3311 100.0% 1121 100.0% 31c. Mothers Occupation  Artist 31 0.9% 25 2.2% (aggregated): Business 533 15.9% 204 18.2% Business (clerical) 286 8.6% 80 7.1% Clergy 4 0.1% 3 0.3% College teacher 4 0.1% 1 0.1% Doctor (MD or DDS) 21 0.6% 3 0.3% Education (secondary) 162 4.8% 45 4.0% Education (elementary) 285 8.5% 78 7.0% Engineer 20 0.6% 11 1.0% Farmer or forester 5 0.1% 4 0.4% Health professional 94 2.8% 44 3.9% Homemaker (full‐time) 298 8.9% 85 7.6% NA Lawyer 4 0.1% 3 0.3% Military 2 0.1% 0 0.0% Nurse 262 7.8% 88 7.9% Research scientist 3 0.1% 2 0.2% Social/welfare/rec worker 65 1.9% 14 1.3% Skilled worker 62 1.9% 36 3.2% Semi‐skilled worker 115 3.4% 42 3.8% Unskilled worker 89 2.7% 29 2.6% Unemployed 125 3.7% 89 8.0% Other 875 26.2% 233 20.8% Total 3345 100.0% 1119 100.0% 32. How would you  Far right 22 0.8% 40 1.2% 13 1.2% characterize your  Conservative 449 15.5% 518 15.8% 216 19.3% political views? Middle‐of‐the‐road 1784 61.8% 1925 58.8% 546 48.8% Liberal 589 20.4% 728 22.2% 313 28.0% Far left 45 1.6% 61 1.9% 30 2.7% Total 2889 100.0% 3272 100.0% 1118 100.0% 33a. There is too much  Disagree strongly 134 4.4% 166 4.9% 39 3.5% concern in the courts  Disagree somewhat 700 23.1% 890 26.2% 326 29.1% for the rights of  Agree somewhat 1748 57.6% 1969 58.0% 629 56.2% criminals Agree strongly 451 14.9% 369 10.9% 125 11.2% Total 3033 100.0% 3394 100.0% 1119 100.0% 33b. Abortion should be  Disagree strongly 777 25.5% 897 26.4% 269 24.0% legal Disagree somewhat 615 20.2% 686 20.2% 205 18.3% Agree somewhat 1042 34.2% 1139 33.5% 377 33.6% Agree strongly 614 20.1% 673 19.8% 271 24.2% Total 3048 100.0% 3395 100.0% 1122 100.0%Office of Institutional Research 19 January 2009
  • 20.     Year 1999 2001 2008 Question Response Options Count Col % Count Col % Count Col % 33c. The death penalty  Disagree strongly 930 30.6% 880 26.2% 232 20.7% should be abolished Disagree somewhat 1317 43.4% 1429 42.5% 445 39.7% Agree somewhat 528 17.4% 656 19.5% 299 26.7% Agree strongly 260 8.6% 399 11.9% 144 12.9% Total 3035 100.0% 3364 100.0% 1120 100.0% 33d. Marijuana should be  Disagree strongly 1254 41.1% 1181 34.8% 318 28.4% legalized Disagree somewhat 897 29.4% 976 28.7% 280 25.0% Agree somewhat 662 21.7% 885 26.1% 341 30.4% Agree strongly 241 7.9% 353 10.4% 182 16.2% Total 3054 100.0% 3395 100.0% 1121 100.0% 33e. It is important to  Disagree strongly 1235 40.6% 1449 42.8% 618 55.1% have laws  Disagree somewhat 1078 35.4% 1167 34.5% 274 24.4% prohibiting  Agree somewhat 470 15.5% 502 14.8% 166 14.8% homosexual  Agree strongly 258 8.5% 267 7.9% 64 5.7% relationships Total 3041 100.0% 3385 100.0% 1122 100.0% 33f. Racial discrimination  Disagree strongly 920 30.2% 1028 30.3% 352 31.4% is no longer a major  Disagree somewhat 1527 50.1% 1694 49.9% 537 47.9% problem in America Agree somewhat 541 17.7% 600 17.7% 207 18.5% Agree strongly 61 2.0% 72 2.1% 24 2.1% Total 3049 100.0% 3394 100.0% 1120 100.0% 33g. Realistically, an  Disagree strongly 808 26.6% 924 27.3% 350 31.2% individual can do  Disagree somewhat 1408 46.3% 1557 46.0% 433 38.6% little to bring about  Agree somewhat 706 23.2% 777 22.9% 286 25.5% changes in our  Agree strongly 118 3.9% 128 3.8% 52 4.6% society Total 3040 100.0% 3386 100.0% 1121 100.0% 33h. Wealthy people  Disagree strongly 337 11.1% 416 12.3% 110 9.8% should pay a larger  Disagree somewhat 1052 34.6% 1126 33.3% 271 24.2% share of taxes than  Agree somewhat 1212 39.9% 1339 39.6% 482 43.0% they do now Agree strongly 440 14.5% 501 14.8% 258 23.0% Total 3041 100.0% 3382 100.0% 1121 100.0% 33i. Same‐sex couples  Disagree strongly 556 18.3% 568 16.8% 115 10.2% should have the right  Disagree somewhat 766 25.3% 807 23.9% 160 14.3% to legal marital  Agree somewhat 1127 37.2% 1236 36.6% 347 30.9% status Agree strongly 582 19.2% 766 22.7% 500 44.6% Total 3031 100.0% 3377 100.0% 1122 100.0% 33j. Affirmative action in  Disagree strongly 297 10.0% 273 8.2% 65 5.8% college admissions  Disagree somewhat 1230 41.3% 1316 39.4% 298 26.7% should be abolished Agree somewhat 921 30.9% 1087 32.6% 469 42.0% Agree strongly 530 17.8% 661 19.8% 285 25.5% Total 2978 100.0% 3337 100.0% 1117 100.0% 33k. Federal military  Disagree strongly 222 19.9% spending should be  Disagree somewhat 579 51.9% increased Agree somewhat NA NA 284 25.4% Agree strongly 31 2.8% Total 1116 100.0%Office of Institutional Research 20 January 2009
  • 21.     Year 1999 2001 2008 Question Response Options Count Col % Count Col % Count Col % 33l. The federal  Disagree strongly 165 5.4% 230 6.8% 44 3.9% government should  Disagree somewhat 319 10.4% 495 14.6% 214 19.1% do more to control  Agree somewhat 1047 34.3% 1324 39.0% 574 51.3% the sale of handguns Agree strongly 1523 49.9% 1348 39.7% 287 25.6% Total 3054 100.0% 3397 100.0% 1119 100.0% 33m. Only volunteers  Disagree strongly 74 6.6% should serve in the  Disagree somewhat 213 19.1% armed forces Agree somewhat NA NA 458 41.0% Agree strongly 373 33.4% Total 1118 100.0% 33n. The federal  Disagree strongly 24 2.1% government is not  Disagree somewhat 175 15.7% doing enough to  Agree somewhat NA NA 553 49.5% control  Agree strongly 365 32.7% environmental  Total 1117 100.0% 33o. A national health  Disagree strongly 81 7.2% care plan is needed  Disagree somewhat 162 14.5% to cover everybodys  Agree somewhat NA NA 525 47.0% medical costs Agree strongly 350 31.3% Total 1118 100.0% 33p. Undocumented  Disagree strongly 148 13.2% immigrants should  Disagree somewhat 366 32.8% be denied access to  Agree somewhat NA NA 390 34.9% public education Agree strongly 213 19.1% Total 1117 100.0% 33q. Through hard work,  Disagree strongly 19 1.7% everybody can  Disagree somewhat 162 14.5% succeed in American  Agree somewhat NA NA 498 44.5% society Agree strongly 441 39.4% Total 1120 100.0% 33r. Dissent is a critical  Disagree strongly 22 2.0% component of the  Disagree somewhat 327 29.6% political process Agree somewhat NA NA 654 59.2% Agree strongly 102 9.2% Total 1105 100.0% 33s. Colleges have the  Disagree strongly 188 16.8% right to ban extreme  Disagree somewhat 430 38.5% speakers from  Agree somewhat NA NA 397 35.5% campus Agree strongly 103 9.2% Total 1118 100.0%Office of Institutional Research 21 January 2009
  • 22.     Year 1999 2001 2008 Question Response Options Count Col % Count Col % Count Col % Students from  Disagree strongly 182 16.3% 33t. disadvantaged social  backgrounds should  Disagree somewhat 479 42.9% be given preferential  Agree somewhat NA NA 417 37.3% treatment in college  Agree strongly 39 3.5% admissions Total 1117 100.0% 33u. The federal  Disagree strongly 195 17.5% government should  Disagree somewhat 572 51.3% raise taxes to reduce  Agree somewhat NA NA 303 27.2% the deficit Agree strongly 46 4.1% Total 1116 100.0% 33v. Addressing global  Disagree strongly 66 5.9% warming should be a  Disagree somewhat 209 18.7% federal priority Agree somewhat NA NA 496 44.5% Agree strongly 344 30.9% Total 1115 100.0% 34a. Time spent during a  None 102 3.4% 132 3.9% 23 2.0% typical week in high  Less than one hour 561 18.6% 714 21.2% 124 11.0% school:  Studying/  1 to 2 hours 737 24.5% 908 27.0% 249 22.1% homework 3 to 5 hours 903 30.0% 939 27.9% 364 32.3% 6 to 10 hours 461 15.3% 446 13.3% 219 19.4% 11 to 15 hours 173 5.7% 149 4.4% 88 7.8% 16 to 20 hours 54 1.8% 47 1.4% 36 3.2% Over 20 hours 21 0.7% 27 0.8% 23 2.0% Total 3012 100.0% 3362 100.0% 1126 100.0% 34b. Time spent during a  None 5 0.2% 3 0.1% 3 0.3% typical week in high  Less than one hour 25 0.8% 21 0.6% 17 1.5% school:  Socializing  1 to 2 hours 103 3.4% 141 4.2% 59 5.2% with friends 3 to 5 hours 359 12.0% 454 13.5% 168 14.9% 6 to 10 hours 653 21.8% 747 22.3% 302 26.8% 11 to 15 hours 549 18.3% 718 21.4% 217 19.3% 16 to 20 hours 501 16.7% 491 14.7% 159 14.1% Over 20 hours 804 26.8% 776 23.2% 201 17.9% Total 2999 100.0% 3351 100.0% 1126 100.0% 34c. Time spent during a  None 291 9.7% 334 9.9% 111 9.9% typical week in high  Less than one hour 1419 47.2% 1553 46.2% 463 41.2% school:  Talking with  1 to 2 hours 845 28.1% 1005 29.9% 382 34.0% teachers outside of  3 to 5 hours 308 10.2% 320 9.5% 115 10.2% class 6 to 10 hours 89 3.0% 94 2.8% 38 3.4% 11 to 15 hours 36 1.2% 38 1.1% 10 0.9% 16 to 20 hours 13 0.4% 7 0.2% 5 0.4% Over 20 hours 6 0.2% 8 0.2% 1 0.1% Total 3007 100.0% 3359 100.0% 1125 100.0%Office of Institutional Research 22 January 2009
  • 23.     Year 1999 2001 2008 Question Response Options Count Col % Count Col % Count Col % 34d. Time spent during a  None 101 3.4% 120 3.6% 38 3.4% typical week in high  Less than one hour 290 9.6% 312 9.3% 88 7.8% school:  Exercise or  1 to 2 hours 427 14.2% 480 14.3% 184 16.4% sports 3 to 5 hours 518 17.2% 585 17.4% 230 20.5% 6 to 10 hours 529 17.6% 638 19.0% 220 19.6% 11 to 15 hours 509 16.9% 553 16.5% 167 14.9% 16 to 20 hours 276 9.2% 319 9.5% 101 9.0% Over 20 hours 361 12.0% 349 10.4% 96 8.5% Total 3011 100.0% 3356 100.0% 1124 100.0% 34e. Time spent during a  None 499 16.6% 556 16.6% 316 28.1% typical week in high  Less than one hour 351 11.7% 444 13.2% 148 13.2% school:  Partying 1 to 2 hours 484 16.1% 595 17.8% 175 15.6% 3 to 5 hours 661 22.0% 708 21.1% 212 18.9% 6 to 10 hours 521 17.3% 538 16.1% 159 14.1% 11 to 15 hours 273 9.1% 279 8.3% 75 6.7% 16 to 20 hours 113 3.8% 132 3.9% 25 2.2% Over 20 hours 102 3.4% 100 3.0% 14 1.2% Total 3004 100.0% 3352 100.0% 1124 100.0% 34f. Time spent during a  None 497 16.5% 530 15.8% 302 26.8% typical week in high  Less than one hour 32 1.1% 55 1.6% 28 2.5% school:  Working (for  1 to 2 hours 65 2.2% 90 2.7% 41 3.6% pay) 3 to 5 hours 130 4.3% 189 5.6% 81 7.2% 6 to 10 hours 328 10.9% 404 12.0% 134 11.9% 11 to 15 hours 532 17.7% 587 17.5% 194 17.2% 16 to 20 hours 727 24.2% 833 24.8% 185 16.4% Over 20 hours 696 23.1% 668 19.9% 160 14.2% Total 3007 100.0% 3356 100.0% 1125 100.0% 34g. Time spent during a  None 977 32.6% 1060 31.6% 288 25.6% typical week in high  Less than one hour 721 24.0% 927 27.7% 261 23.2% school:  Volunteer  1 to 2 hours 735 24.5% 783 23.4% 289 25.7% work 3 to 5 hours 328 10.9% 341 10.2% 156 13.9% 6 to 10 hours 128 4.3% 138 4.1% 78 6.9% 11 to 15 hours 49 1.6% 53 1.6% 27 2.4% 16 to 20 hours 25 0.8% 20 0.6% 12 1.1% Over 20 hours 38 1.3% 29 0.9% 14 1.2% Total 3001 100.0% 3351 100.0% 1125 100.0% 34h. Time spent during a  None 940 31.4% 1150 34.3% 312 27.7% typical week in high  Less than one hour 460 15.4% 538 16.1% 113 10.0% school:  Student  1 to 2 hours 740 24.7% 765 22.8% 260 23.1% clubs/groups 3 to 5 hours 467 15.6% 483 14.4% 210 18.7% 6 to 10 hours 210 7.0% 235 7.0% 110 9.8% 11 to 15 hours 81 2.7% 83 2.5% 53 4.7% 16 to 20 hours 32 1.1% 37 1.1% 25 2.2% Over 20 hours 66 2.2% 61 1.8% 43 3.8% Total 2996 100.0% 3352 100.0% 1126 100.0%Office of Institutional Research 23 January 2009
  • 24.     Year 1999 2001 2008 Question Response Options Count Col % Count Col % Count Col % 34i. Time spent during a  None 150 5.0% 177 5.3% 34 3.0% typical week in high  Less than one hour 500 16.6% 601 17.9% 118 10.5% school:  Watching TV 1 to 2 hours 748 24.9% 843 25.1% 226 20.1% 3 to 5 hours 786 26.2% 884 26.4% 355 31.6% 6 to 10 hours 476 15.8% 524 15.6% 238 21.2% 11 to 15 hours 167 5.6% 159 4.7% 80 7.1% 16 to 20 hours 89 3.0% 70 2.1% 40 3.6% Over 20 hours 88 2.9% 96 2.9% 34 3.0% Total 3004 100.0% 3354 100.0% 1125 100.0% 34j. Time spent during a  None 452 15.1% 601 17.9% 102 9.1% typical week in high  Less than one hour 725 24.2% 697 20.8% 163 14.5% school:  Household/  1 to 2 hours 997 33.2% 1101 32.8% 366 32.5% childcare duties 3 to 5 hours 550 18.3% 672 20.0% 338 30.0% 6 to 10 hours 164 5.5% 186 5.5% 101 9.0% 11 to 15 hours 52 1.7% 45 1.3% 33 2.9% 16 to 20 hours 24 0.8% 25 0.7% 5 0.4% Over 20 hours 37 1.2% 32 1.0% 17 1.5% Total 3001 100.0% 3359 100.0% 1125 100.0% 34k. Time spent during a  None 915 30.4% 932 27.8% 230 20.5% typical week in high  Less than one hour 879 29.3% 1029 30.7% 235 20.9% school:  Reading for  1 to 2 hours 653 21.7% 763 22.8% 266 23.7% pleasure 3 to 5 hours 339 11.3% 392 11.7% 223 19.8% 6 to 10 hours 130 4.3% 148 4.4% 102 9.1% 11 to 15 hours 49 1.6% 47 1.4% 39 3.5% 16 to 20 hours 18 0.6% 19 0.6% 9 0.8% Over 20 hours 22 0.7% 21 0.6% 20 1.8% Total 3005 100.0% 3351 100.0% 1124 100.0% 34l. Time spent during a  None 1701 56.6% 1227 36.5% 363 32.3% typical week in high  Less than one hour 664 22.1% 878 26.1% 256 22.8% school:  Playing  1 to 2 hours 312 10.4% 599 17.8% 191 17.0% video/computer  3 to 5 hours 190 6.3% 353 10.5% 156 13.9% games 6 to 10 hours 74 2.5% 153 4.6% 89 7.9% 11 to 15 hours 31 1.0% 63 1.9% 32 2.8% 16 to 20 hours 14 0.5% 34 1.0% 15 1.3% Over 20 hours 19 0.6% 51 1.5% 21 1.9% Total 3005 100.0% 3358 100.0% 1123 100.0% 34m. Time spent during a  None 67 6.0% typical week in high  Less than one hour 135 12.0% school:  Online social  1 to 2 hours 272 24.2% networks (MySpace,  3 to 5 hours 322 28.6% Facebook, etc.) 6 to 10 hours NA NA 197 17.5% 11 to 15 hours 61 5.4% 16 to 20 hours 34 3.0% Over 20 hours 37 3.3% Total 1125 100.0%Office of Institutional Research 24 January 2009
  • 25.     Year 1999 2001 2008 Question Response Options Count Col % Count Col % Count Col % 35a. Are you:   No 237 7.6% 280 8.2% 76 6.7% White/Caucasian Yes 2883 92.4% 3149 91.8% 1051 93.3% Total 3120 100.0% 3429 100.0% 1127 100.0% 35b. Are you:  African  No 3004 96.3% 3268 95.3% 1076 95.5% American/Black Yes 116 3.7% 161 4.7% 51 4.5% Total 3120 100.0% 3429 100.0% 1127 100.0% 35c. Are you:  American  No 3054 97.9% 3379 98.5% 1100 97.6% Indian/Alaska  Yes 66 2.1% 50 1.5% 27 2.4% Native Total 3120 100.0% 3429 100.0% 1127 100.0% 35d. Are you:  Asian  No 3083 98.8% 3392 98.9% 1113 98.8% American/Asian Yes 37 1.2% 37 1.1% 14 1.2% Total 3120 100.0% 3429 100.0% 1127 100.0% 35e. Are you:  Native  No 3424 99.9% 1126 99.9% Hawaiian/Pacific  Yes NA 5 0.1% 1 0.1% Islander Total 3429 100.0% 1127 100.0% 35f. Are you:  Mexican  No 3078 98.7% 3388 98.8% 1108 98.3% American/Chicano Yes 42 1.3% 41 1.2% 19 1.7% Total 3120 100.0% 3429 100.0% 1127 100.0% 35g. Are you:  Puerto  No 3110 99.7% 3421 99.8% 1124 99.7% Rican Yes 10 0.3% 8 0.2% 3 0.3% Total 3120 100.0% 3429 100.0% 1127 100.0% 35h. Are you:  Other  No 3114 99.8% 3421 99.8% 1119 99.3% Latino Yes 6 0.2% 8 0.2% 8 0.7% Total 3120 100.0% 3429 100.0% 1127 100.0% 35i. Are you:  Other No 3065 98.2% 3375 98.4% 1100 97.6% Yes 55 1.8% 54 1.6% 27 2.4% Total 3120 100.0% 3429 100.0% 1127 100.0% 36a. Reasons for  Not important 519 46.2% attending CMU:  My  Somewhat important 481 42.8% parents wanted me  NA NA to come here Very important 123 11.0% Total 1123 100.0% 36b. Reasons for  Not important 2291 74.9% 2418 71.1% 742 66.1% attending CMU:  My  Somewhat important 658 21.5% 827 24.3% 315 28.0% relatives wanted me  to come here Very important 110 3.6% 158 4.6% 66 5.9% Total 3059 100.0% 3403 100.0% 1123 100.0% 36c. Reasons for  Not important 2128 69.6% 2329 68.5% 580 51.8% attending CMU:  My  Somewhat important 865 28.3% 972 28.6% 453 40.4% teacher advised me Very important 65 2.1% 100 2.9% 87 7.8% Total 3058 100.0% 3401 100.0% 1120 100.0%Office of Institutional Research 25 January 2009
  • 26.     Year 1999 2001 2008 Question Response Options Count Col % Count Col % Count Col % 36d. Reasons for  Not important 228 7.4% 256 7.5% 53 4.7% attending CMU:  This  college has a very  Somewhat important 1436 46.9% 1593 46.9% 356 31.8% good academic  Very important 1400 45.7% 1544 45.5% 712 63.5% reputation Total 3064 100.0% 3393 100.0% 1121 100.0% 36e. Reasons for  Not important 467 15.2% 507 14.9% 128 11.4% attending CMU:  This  college has a good  Somewhat important 1684 54.9% 1832 53.8% 447 39.8% reputation for its  Very important 914 29.8% 1064 31.3% 548 48.8% social activities Total 3065 100.0% 3403 100.0% 1123 100.0% 36f. Reasons for  Not important 1230 40.4% 1214 35.9% 277 24.7% attending CMU:  I  Somewhat important 901 29.6% 1026 30.3% 378 33.7% was offered  Very important 913 30.0% 1142 33.8% 468 41.7% financial assistance Total 3044 100.0% 3382 100.0% 1123 100.0% 36g. Reasons for  Not important 195 17.4% attending CMU:  The  Somewhat important 503 44.8% cost of attending  NA NA this college Very important 425 37.8% Total 1123 100.0% 36h. Reasons for  Not important 2091 68.6% 2341 68.9% 608 54.1% attending CMU:   Somewhat important 830 27.2% 911 26.8% 401 35.7% High school  counselor advised  Very important 126 4.1% 144 4.2% 114 10.2% me Total 3047 100.0% 3396 100.0% 1123 100.0% 36i. Reasons for  Not important 2847 94.2% 3194 94.2% 874 77.9% attending CMU:   Somewhat important 154 5.1% 181 5.3% 213 19.0% Private college  counselor advised  Very important 22 0.7% 14 0.4% 35 3.1% me Total 3023 100.0% 3389 100.0% 1122 100.0% 36j. Reasons for  Not important 1974 64.8% 2174 64.0% 624 55.6% attending CMU:  I  Somewhat important 813 26.7% 918 27.0% 362 32.3% wanted to live near  Very important 259 8.5% 305 9.0% 136 12.1% home Total 3046 100.0% 3397 100.0% 1122 100.0% 36k. Reasons for  Not important 2660 88.3% 2863 84.7% 721 64.4% attending CMU:  Not  Somewhat important 239 7.9% 349 10.3% 286 25.5% offered aid by first  Very important 112 3.7% 168 5.0% 113 10.1% choice Total 3011 100.0% 3380 100.0% 1120 100.0% 36l. Reasons for  Not important 762 68.0% attending CMU:   Somewhat important 233 20.8% NA NA Could not afford  Very important 125 11.2% first choice Total 1120 100.0%Office of Institutional Research 26 January 2009
  • 27.     Year 1999 2001 2008 Question Response Options Count Col % Count Col % Count Col % 36m. Reasons for  Not important 1209 39.9% 1378 40.6% 294 26.3% attending CMU:  This  colleges graduates  Somewhat important 1269 41.9% 1443 42.6% 506 45.2% gain admission to  top graduate/  Very important 551 18.2% 569 16.8% 320 28.6% professional schools Total 3029 100.0% 3390 100.0% 1120 100.0% 36n. Reasons for  Not important 361 11.9% 480 14.1% 112 10.0% attending CMU:  This  Somewhat important 1251 41.1% 1420 41.9% 391 34.9% colleges graduates  get good jobs Very important 1429 47.0% 1493 44.0% 618 55.1% Total 3041 100.0% 3393 100.0% 1121 100.0% 36o. Reasons for  Not important 2714 90.2% 2989 88.4% 810 72.4% attending CMU:  I  was attracted by the  Somewhat important 269 8.9% 354 10.5% 261 23.3% religious affiliation/  orientation of the  Very important 27 0.9% 38 1.1% 48 4.3% college Total 3010 100.0% 3381 100.0% 1119 100.0% 36p. Reasons for  Not important 476 15.6% 537 15.8% 148 13.2% attending CMU:  I  Somewhat important 1435 47.0% 1540 45.4% 447 39.8% wanted to go to a  school about the  Very important 1141 37.4% 1318 38.8% 527 47.0% size of this college Total 3052 100.0% 3395 100.0% 1122 100.0% 36q. Reasons for  Not important 2219 73.5% 2552 75.3% 561 50.1% attending CMU:   Somewhat important 689 22.8% 722 21.3% 459 41.0% Rankings in national  Very important 113 3.7% 113 3.3% 100 8.9% magazines Total 3021 100.0% 3387 100.0% 1120 100.0% 36r. Reasons for  Not important 2200 65.1% 360 32.1% attending CMU:   Somewhat important 1020 30.2% 581 51.8% NA Information from a  Very important 157 4.6% 180 16.1% website Total 3377 100.0% 1121 100.0% 36s. Reasons for  Not important 2735 91.3% 3061 90.7% 802 71.6% attending CMU:  I  was admitted  Somewhat important 204 6.8% 238 7.1% 220 19.6% through an Early  Very important 58 1.9% 75 2.2% 98 8.8% Action or Early  Decision program Total 2997 100.0% 3374 100.0% 1120 100.0% 36t. Reasons for  Not important 961 85.7% attending CMU:  The  Somewhat important 118 10.5% athletic department  NA NA recruited me Very important 42 3.7% Total 1121 100.0%Office of Institutional Research 27 January 2009
  • 28.     Year 1999 2001 2008 Question Response Options Count Col % Count Col % Count Col % 36u. Reasons for  Not important 164 14.6% attending CMU:  A  Somewhat important 429 38.2% NA NA visit to campus Very important 529 47.1% Total 1122 100.0% 37. Student Major  Agriculture 2 0.1% 2 0.2% [Aggregated] Biological Science 131 4.0% 56 5.0% Business 465 14.0% 169 15.0% Education 769 23.2% 167 14.8% Engineering 81 2.4% 35 3.1% English 36 1.1% 12 1.1% Health Professional 337 10.2% 181 16.1% History or Political Science 80 2.4% 30 2.7% Humanities NA 105 3.2% 39 3.5% Fine Arts 174 5.3% 44 3.9% 13 0.4% 6 0.5% Mathematics or Statistics Physical Science 56 1.7% 25 2.2% Social Science 236 7.1% 94 8.3% Other Technical 176 5.3% 41 3.6% Other Non‐technical 358 10.8% 156 13.8% Undecided 295 8.9% 70 6.2% Total 3314 100.0% 1127 100.0% Importance to you:   38a. Not important 2094 69.6% 2242 67.0% 665 59.3% Becoming  accomplished in one  Somewhat important 547 18.2% 680 20.3% 239 21.3% of the performing  Very important 198 6.6% 221 6.6% 126 11.2% arts (acting, dancing,  Essential 170 5.6% 205 6.1% 91 8.1% etc.) Total 3009 100.0% 3348 100.0% 1121 100.0% 38b. Importance to you:   Not important 295 9.9% 302 9.0% 82 7.3% Becoming an  Somewhat important 965 32.2% 1146 34.3% 357 31.9% authority in my field Very important 1240 41.4% 1335 39.9% 447 39.9% Essential 493 16.5% 561 16.8% 233 20.8% Total 2993 100.0% 3344 100.0% 1119 100.0% 38c. Importance to you:   Not important 315 10.5% 335 10.0% 82 7.3% Obtaining  Somewhat important 1201 40.1% 1373 41.1% 341 30.4% recognition from my  colleagues for  Very important 1138 38.0% 1230 36.8% 480 42.8% contributions to my  Essential 342 11.4% 405 12.1% 218 19.4% special field Total 2996 100.0% 3343 100.0% 1121 100.0%Office of Institutional Research 28 January 2009
  • 29.     Year 1999 2001 2008 Question Response Options Count Col % Count Col % Count Col % 38d. Importance to you:   Not important 1514 50.8% 1567 46.8% 382 34.1% Influencing the  Somewhat important 1123 37.7% 1319 39.4% 475 42.4% political structure Very important 266 8.9% 356 10.6% 177 15.8% Essential 78 2.6% 106 3.2% 87 7.8% Total 2981 100.0% 3348 100.0% 1121 100.0% 38e. Importance to you:   Not important 576 19.3% 634 19.0% 126 11.2% Influencing social  Somewhat important 1379 46.3% 1526 45.6% 401 35.8% values Very important 830 27.8% 968 29.0% 430 38.4% Essential 196 6.6% 215 6.4% 164 14.6% Total 2981 100.0% 3343 100.0% 1121 100.0% 38f. Importance to you:   Not important 260 8.7% 275 8.2% 56 5.0% Raising a family Somewhat important 598 20.0% 666 19.9% 146 13.0% Very important 1118 37.3% 1206 36.1% 334 29.8% Essential 1019 34.0% 1198 35.8% 585 52.2% Total 2995 100.0% 3345 100.0% 1121 100.0% 38g. Importance to you:   Not important 113 3.8% 129 3.9% 33 2.9% Being very well off  Somewhat important 709 23.6% 724 21.6% 222 19.8% financially Very important 1203 40.1% 1322 39.5% 446 39.8% Essential 975 32.5% 1171 35.0% 419 37.4% Total 3000 100.0% 3346 100.0% 1120 100.0% 38h. Importance to you:   Not important 143 4.8% 182 5.4% 19 1.7% Helping others who  Somewhat important 1030 34.4% 1217 36.4% 239 21.3% are in difficulty Very important 1260 42.1% 1344 40.2% 505 45.1% Essential 561 18.7% 603 18.0% 357 31.9% Total 2994 100.0% 3346 100.0% 1120 100.0% 38i. Importance to you:   Not important 1861 62.3% 2102 62.9% 498 44.5% Making a theoretical  Somewhat important 843 28.2% 900 26.9% 386 34.5% contribution to  Very important 229 7.7% 262 7.8% 161 14.4% science Essential 56 1.9% 78 2.3% 75 6.7% Total 2989 100.0% 3342 100.0% 1120 100.0% 38j. Importance to you:   Not important 1996 66.8% 2167 64.8% 597 53.4% Writing original  Somewhat important 642 21.5% 718 21.5% 295 26.4% works (poems,  Very important 210 7.0% 292 8.7% 135 12.1% novels, short stories,  Essential 140 4.7% 165 4.9% 92 8.2% etc.) Total 2988 100.0% 3342 100.0% 1119 100.0% 38k. Importance to you:   Not important 2059 69.0% 2157 64.6% 650 58.1% Creating artistic  Somewhat important 582 19.5% 707 21.2% 271 24.2% work (painting,  Very important 214 7.2% 303 9.1% 127 11.3% sculpture,  Essential 129 4.3% 173 5.2% 71 6.3% decorating, etc.) Total 2984 100.0% 3340 100.0% 1119 100.0% 38l. Importance to you:   Not important 1270 42.5% 1212 36.3% 303 27.1% Becoming successful  Somewhat important 877 29.3% 1041 31.1% 343 30.6% in a business of my  Very important 539 18.0% 639 19.1% 267 23.8% own Essential 303 10.1% 451 13.5% 207 18.5% Total 2989 100.0% 3343 100.0% 1120 100.0%Office of Institutional Research 29 January 2009
  • 30.     Year 1999 2001 2008 Question Response Options Count Col % Count Col % Count Col % 38m. Importance to you:   Not important 1081 36.3% 1282 38.4% 222 19.8% Becoming involved  Somewhat important 1506 50.5% 1613 48.4% 543 48.5% in programs to clean  Very important 321 10.8% 357 10.7% 260 23.2% up the environment Essential 73 2.4% 83 2.5% 95 8.5% Total 2981 100.0% 3335 100.0% 1120 100.0% 38n. Importance to you:   Not important 758 25.4% 843 25.2% 168 15.0% Developing a  Somewhat important 1113 37.3% 1252 37.5% 312 27.8% meaningful  Very important 762 25.5% 857 25.7% 384 34.3% philosophy of life Essential 353 11.8% 387 11.6% 257 22.9% Total 2986 100.0% 3339 100.0% 1121 100.0% 38o. Importance to you:   Not important 974 32.7% 1172 35.1% 214 19.1% Participating in a  Somewhat important 1457 48.9% 1594 47.8% 490 43.8% community action  Very important 476 16.0% 489 14.7% 324 29.0% program Essential 70 2.4% 82 2.5% 90 8.1% Total 2977 100.0% 3337 100.0% 1118 100.0% 38p. Importance to you:   Not important 902 30.3% 970 29.1% 212 18.9% Helping to promote  Somewhat important 1380 46.4% 1582 47.5% 485 43.3% racial understanding Very important 555 18.6% 618 18.5% 300 26.8% Essential 139 4.7% 164 4.9% 123 11.0% Total 2976 100.0% 3334 100.0% 1120 100.0% 38q. Importance to you:   Not important 1052 35.3% 1137 34.1% 217 19.4% Keeping up to date  Somewhat important 1307 43.9% 1454 43.6% 432 38.6% with political affairs Very important 493 16.6% 578 17.3% 340 30.4% Essential 125 4.2% 167 5.0% 131 11.7% Total 2977 100.0% 3336 100.0% 1120 100.0% 38r. Importance to you:   Not important 841 28.2% 964 28.9% 220 19.7% Becoming a  Somewhat important 1281 43.0% 1369 41.0% 439 39.2% community leader Very important 670 22.5% 786 23.6% 330 29.5% Essential 189 6.3% 216 6.5% 130 11.6% Total 2981 100.0% 3335 100.0% 1119 100.0% 38s. Importance to you:   Not important 122 10.9% Improving my  Somewhat important 389 34.8% understanding of  Very important NA NA 408 36.5% other countries and  Essential 200 17.9% cultures Total 1119 100.0% 38t. Importance to you:   Not important 139 12.4% Adopting "green"  Somewhat important 407 36.3% practices to protect  Very important NA NA 397 35.4% the environment Essential 178 15.9% Total 1121 100.0% 39a. Chances you will:   No chance 292 9.7% 282 8.4% 141 12.6% Change major field Very little chance 1061 35.3% 1206 36.1% 446 39.7% Some chance 1205 40.1% 1337 40.0% 372 33.1% Very good chance 447 14.9% 520 15.5% 164 14.6% Total 3005 100.0% 3345 100.0% 1123 100.0%Office of Institutional Research 30 January 2009
  • 31.     Year 1999 2001 2008 Question Response Options Count Col % Count Col % Count Col % 39b. Chances you will:   No chance 311 10.4% 334 10.0% 134 11.9% Change career  Very little chance 1022 34.1% 1124 33.6% 405 36.1% choice Some chance 1226 40.9% 1365 40.8% 422 37.6% Very good chance 436 14.6% 519 15.5% 162 14.4% Total 2995 100.0% 3342 100.0% 1123 100.0% 39c. Chances you will:   No chance 821 24.6% 254 22.7% Participate in  Very little chance 1469 44.0% 463 41.3% student government Some chance NA 828 24.8% 319 28.5% Very good chance 217 6.5% 85 7.6% Total 3335 100.0% 1121 100.0% 39d. Chances you will:   No chance 123 4.1% 106 3.2% 20 1.8% Get a job to help pay  Very little chance 294 9.8% 297 8.9% 56 5.0% for college expenses Some chance 936 31.3% 950 28.5% 299 26.6% Very good chance 1639 54.8% 1982 59.4% 747 66.6% Total 2992 100.0% 3335 100.0% 1122 100.0% 39e. Chances you will:   No chance 977 32.7% 793 23.8% 197 17.6% Work full‐time while  Very little chance 1283 42.9% 1379 41.5% 443 39.5% attending college Some chance 602 20.1% 898 27.0% 348 31.0% Very good chance 129 4.3% 255 7.7% 134 11.9% Total 2991 100.0% 3325 100.0% 1122 100.0% 39f. Chances you will:   No chance 412 13.8% 648 19.5% 286 25.5% Join a social  Very little chance 866 28.9% 1251 37.6% 384 34.2% fraternity or sorority Some chance 1275 42.6% 1155 34.7% 355 31.6% Very good chance 441 14.7% 275 8.3% 98 8.7% Total 2994 100.0% 3329 100.0% 1123 100.0% 39g. Chances you will:   No chance 1168 39.1% 1319 39.6% 412 36.7% Play varsity/  Very little chance 983 32.9% 1066 32.0% 363 32.3% intercollegiate  Some chance 598 20.0% 662 19.9% 253 22.5% athletics Very good chance 240 8.0% 280 8.4% 95 8.5% Total 2989 100.0% 3327 100.0% 1123 100.0% 39h. Chances you will:   No chance 16 0.5% 5 0.2% 1 0.1% Make at least a "B"  Very little chance 119 4.0% 116 3.5% 9 0.8% average Some chance 1423 47.6% 1429 42.9% 259 23.0% Very good chance 1434 47.9% 1780 53.5% 855 76.1% Total 2992 100.0% 3330 100.0% 1124 100.0% 39i. Chances you will:   No chance 226 7.6% 285 8.6% 40 3.6% Need extra time to  Very little chance 1298 43.5% 1471 44.2% 365 32.5% complete your  Some chance 1216 40.7% 1303 39.2% 577 51.4% degree  Very good chance 247 8.3% 266 8.0% 141 12.6% requirements Total 2987 100.0% 3325 100.0% 1123 100.0% 39j. Chances you will:   No chance 594 19.9% 783 23.6% 184 16.4% Participate in  Very little chance 1454 48.8% 1634 49.2% 494 44.0% student protests or  Some chance 805 27.0% 763 23.0% 366 32.6% demonstrations Very good chance 129 4.3% 144 4.3% 78 7.0% Total 2982 100.0% 3324 100.0% 1122 100.0%Office of Institutional Research 31 January 2009
  • 32.     Year 1999 2001 2008 Question Response Options Count Col % Count Col % Count Col % 39k. Chances you will:   No chance 861 28.9% 915 27.5% 219 19.5% Transfer to another  Very little chance 1137 38.2% 1257 37.8% 527 47.0% college before  Some chance 763 25.6% 896 27.0% 282 25.1% graduating Very good chance 216 7.3% 254 7.6% 94 8.4% Total 2977 100.0% 3322 100.0% 1122 100.0% 39l. Chances you will:  Be  No chance 19 0.6% 28 0.8% 5 0.4% satisfied with your  Very little chance 87 2.9% 109 3.3% 19 1.7% college Some chance 1409 47.2% 1652 49.7% 382 34.0% Very good chance 1469 49.2% 1535 46.2% 717 63.8% Total 2984 100.0% 3324 100.0% 1123 100.0% 39m. Chances you will:   No chance 236 7.9% 274 8.3% 38 3.4% Participate in  Very little chance 680 22.8% 951 28.6% 190 16.9% volunteer or  Some chance 1409 47.2% 1366 41.1% 474 42.2% community service  Very good chance 663 22.2% 729 22.0% 420 37.4% work Total 2988 100.0% 3320 100.0% 1122 100.0% 39n. Chances you will:   No chance 655 21.9% 591 17.8% 124 11.1% Seek personal  Very little chance 1486 49.8% 1689 50.9% 468 41.7% counseling Some chance 714 23.9% 853 25.7% 409 36.5% Very good chance 131 4.4% 187 5.6% 121 10.8% Total 2986 100.0% 3320 100.0% 1122 100.0% 39o. Chances you will:   No chance 35 1.1% 4 0.4% Communicate  Very little chance 419 12.6% 88 7.8% regularly with your  Some chance NA 1947 58.6% 623 55.4% professors Very good chance 921 27.7% 409 36.4% Total 3322 100.0% 1124 100.0% 39p. Chances you will:   No chance 29 0.9% 2 0.2% Socialize with  Very little chance 114 3.4% 19 1.7% someone of another  Some chance NA 1011 30.5% 328 29.2% racial/ethnic group Very good chance 2163 65.2% 775 69.0% Total 3317 100.0% 1124 100.0% 39q. Chances you will:   No chance 145 4.4% 19 1.7% Participate in  Very little chance 554 16.7% 128 11.4% student  Some chance NA 1388 41.8% 437 38.9% clubs/groups Very good chance 1233 37.1% 539 48.0% Total 3320 100.0% 1123 100.0% 39r. Chances you will:   No chance 99 8.8% Participate in a  Very little chance 299 26.6% study abroad  Some chance NA NA 406 36.1% program Very good chance 321 28.5% Total 1125 100.0% Chances you will:   No chance 44 3.9% Have a roommate of  Very little chance 171 15.2% different  Some chance NA NA 602 53.6% 39s. race/ethnicity Very good chance 307 27.3% Total 1124 100.0%Office of Institutional Research 32 January 2009
  • 33.     Year 1999 2001 2008 Question Response Options Count Col % Count Col % Count Col % 39t. Chances you will:   No chance 7 0.6% Discuss course  Very little chance 69 6.1% content with  Some chance NA NA 491 43.7% students outside of  Very good chance 557 49.6% class Total 1124 100.0% 39u. Chances you will:   No chance 34 3.0% Work on a  Very little chance 248 22.1% professors research  Some chance NA NA 547 48.7% project Very good chance 295 26.2% Total 1124 100.0% 39v. Chances you will:   No chance 25 2.2% Get tutoring help in  Very little chance 211 18.8% specific courses Some chance NA NA 551 49.0% Very good chance 338 30.0% Total 1125 100.0%Office of Institutional Research 33 January 2009