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Data workgroup notes

The Data work group has been reviewing data about our students. Here are some elements pulled from the CIRP (Cooperative Institution Research Program) survey given to first year students during orientation in the Fall of 2006.

We ran a comparison of the following questions with students who said there was β€œsome chanceβ€? or a β€œvery good chanceβ€? that they would transfer. (the percentages represent the number of students who responded this way to each question AND that there was "some chance or a "very good chance" that they would transfer)


Race in home neighborhood:
Non white – 42% (n=38)
Mostly white – 32% (n=226)

Religious preference:
Catholic – 29% (n=65)
Lutheran – 32% (n=56)
Other Christian – 29% (n=69)
Other religion – 42% (n=26)
None – 47% (n=59)

Self rated academic ability
Upper 10% - 26% (n=55)
Not upper 10% - 36% (n=216)

Self rated emotional health:
Upper 10% - 28% (n=39)
Not upper 10% - 36% (n=233)

Self rated physical health:
Upper 10% - 45% (n=31)
Not upper 10% - 33% (n=242)

Self rated religiousness:
Upper 10% - 37% (n=27)
Not upper 10% - 34% (n=244)

Time spent partying:
Less than 1 hour – 31% (n=169)
1-5 hours – 41% (n=68)
6 or more hours – 38% (n=31)

Time spent in clubs/groups
Less than 1 hour – 39% (n=109)
1-5 hours – 32% (n=108)
6 or more hours – 31% (n=52)

Time spent watching TV
Less than 1 hour – 47% (n=55)
1-5 hours – 36% (n=138)
6 or more hours – 25% (n=76)

Time spent playing video games
Less than 1 hour – 40% (n=135)
1-5 hours – 30% (n=83)
6 or more hours – 29% (n=51)

This College is my:
First choice – 28% (n=200)
Second choice – 48% (n=54)
Third or lower choice – 66% (n=21)

Number of other colleges applied to:
0-2 – 29% (n=144)
3+ - 42% (n=130)

Reason for coming to UMM: Academic reputation:
Very important – 30% (n=205)
Not important – 49% (n=67)

Reason for coming to UMM: Social Activities/reputation
Very important – 28% (n=75)
Not important – 37% (n=198)

Reason for coming to UMM: could not afford 1st choice:
Very important – 48% (n=42)
Not important – 32% (n=228)

Reason for coming to UMM: size of this school
Very important – 23% (n=145)
Not important – 47% (n=127)

Reason for coming to UMM: ranking in national magazine
Very important – 26% (n=68
Not important – 37% (n=203)

Reason for coming to UMM: campus visit
Very important – 20% (n=110)
Not important – 45% (n=164)

Chance will change major before graduation
Not good chance – 32% (n=226)
Very good chance – 47% (n=49)

Chance will change career choice before graduation
Not good chance – 31% (n=213)
Very good chance – 48% (n=61)

Future goal to be successful in own business
Somewhat important goal – 28% (n=205)
Very important goal – 42% (n=38)