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2015 CIRP Freshman Survey Results Available

2015 CIRP Freshman Survey Results Available

2015 CIRP1 Survey Institutional Profile Reports are now available.

These reports include responses from GT’s 2015 incoming freshmen who participated in the FASET student orientation program and who were invited to complete the CIRP Freshman survey in a dedicated session. GT’s survey results are based on 1,664 responses—53.9% of the First-time, Full-time Freshman cohort of students entering Georgia Tech in Summer and Fall 2015.

These institutional profile results include data tables, as well as summaries of the CIRP Constructs: Measures of self-concept and engagement derived from CIRP survey items. Both these reports include comparisons to responses from public and private high-selectivity institutions.

Among the findings of the 2015 survey:

  • GT respondents are significantly closer to home than their peers, with 48.7% of GT respondents’ permanent homes being within 100 miles of campus, compared to 44.8% of public and 14.5% of private university peers. GT respondents were almost twice as likely to have taken classes at Tech prior to FASET as did their public or private peers take classes at their institutions prior to their freshman term (GT: 9.9%; public: 4.1%; private: 5.0%).
  • GT respondents were significantly more likely than both their public and private university peers to rate themselves in the “top 10%” on unified measures of academic self-concept (GT: 54.4%; public: 44.4%; private: 54.4%) and to consider college reputation in their decision to attend their university as “very important” (GT: 80.9%; public: 70.3%; private: 69.7%).
  • GT freshmen were significantly less likely to demonstrate high levels of unified measures of civic engagement in high school (GT: 20.9%; public: 26.5%; private: 29.8%). Students at GT were slightly less likely than their peers at private institutions to personally consider keeping up to date on political affairs (GT: 44.7%; private: 52.1%) or influencing social values (GT: 35.3%; private: 44.3%) as “very important” or “essential” activities.
  • Over 40% of GT respondents indicated high levels of their likelihood of college involvement, significantly more than their peers at public institutions, but significantly less than their peers at private institutions (public: 39.2%; private: 48.0%). Slightly fewer GT participants (40.4%) reported there was a “very good chance” of their involvement in volunteer or community service than did both public (46.6%) and private university peers (47.8%).

Select the following links to access 2015 CIRP full reports:

If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact Joe Ludlum at < joe.ludlum@gatech.edu >.

1  Published by the Cooperative Institutional Research Program of the Higher Education Research

Institute at the University of California-Los Angeles.