The American Freshman: National Norms Fall 2011

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on June 7, 2012

The American Freshman: National Norms Fall 2011. Prepared by the Staff of the Cooperative Institutional Research Program, Higher Education Research Institute, Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

  • “The 46th administration of the CIRP Freshman Survey finds the political and social views of incoming first-year students leaning in a more liberal direction. We also see a shift in students being more academically oriented, with behaviors in high school and expectations for college moving in this direction. We continue to see the effects of the global economic situation impacting students entering college in both the reasons why students choose to go to college and the ways in which college is financed. Revisiting the main findings from last year’s administration of the CIRP Freshman Survey, we continue to see high levels of feeling overwhelmed and low levels of self-efficacy in emotional health in our incoming first-year students.”
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