Report Overview Results Survey Instrument Profile of Participants Research Outreach Order the 2006 Report

First-year Benchmark Items

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Carnegie Classification Key:
DRU-VH: Research Universities (very high research activity)
DRU-H: Research Universities (high research activity)
DRU: Doctoral/Research Universities

Master-L: Master?s Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Master-M: Master?s Colleges and Universities (medium programs)
Master-S: Master?s Colleges and Universities (smaller programs)

Bac-AS: Baccalaureate Colleges - Arts & Sciences
Bac-DIV: Baccalaureate Colleges - Diverse Fields


Question Options DRU_VH DRU_H DRU MA_L MA_M MA_S BA_AS BA_DV Top50 Top10 NSSE_2006
Number of assigned textbooks, books, or book-length packs of course readings None 0.5% 0.9% 0.5% 0.8% 0.6% 0.9% 0.4% 0.9% 0.4% 0.2% 0.7%
Between 1 and 4 15.6% 20.1% 19.6% 22.6% 22.1% 18.1% 12.6% 25.5% 13.3% 6.4% 20.2%
Between 5 and 10 45.4% 44.5% 41.1% 44.1% 42.3% 39.3% 34.3% 42.3% 37.2% 24.4% 42.7%
Between 11 and 20 26.9% 24.3% 26.6% 22.5% 24.1% 27.5% 33.5% 21.5% 32.1% 39.9% 24.9%
More than 20 11.7% 10.3% 12.2% 9.9% 10.9% 14.2% 19.2% 9.8% 17.0% 29.1% 11.5%
Number of written papers or reports of 20 PAGES OR MORE None 85.0% 83.3% 81.5% 82.0% 79.3% 79.7% 81.0% 80.8% 79.7% 78.7% 81.9%
Between 1 and 4 11.7% 12.8% 13.3% 13.3% 14.3% 15.4% 15.3% 14.0% 15.5% 18.0% 13.5%
Between 5 and 10 1.9% 2.4% 3.2% 2.7% 4.1% 2.4% 1.8% 2.9% 2.7% 1.5% 2.6%
Between 11 and 20 0.8% 0.9% 1.0% 1.3% 1.3% 1.6% 0.9% 1.2% 1.2% 0.8% 1.1%
More than 20 0.5% 0.7% 1.0% 0.8% 1.0% 0.9% 0.9% 1.2% 0.9% 1.0% 0.8%
Number of written papers or reports BETWEEN 5 AND 19 PAGES None 14.7% 15.1% 10.2% 15.4% 13.7% 12.2% 7.7% 16.8% 7.7% 2.7% 14.1%
Between 1 and 4 52.2% 54.2% 50.9% 53.6% 53.0% 50.4% 46.8% 53.5% 48.0% 37.8% 52.6%
Between 5 and 10 26.2% 23.4% 29.2% 23.8% 25.5% 27.3% 33.0% 22.8% 32.4% 41.6% 25.4%
Between 11 and 20 6.0% 5.9% 8.0% 5.9% 6.4% 8.4% 10.5% 5.4% 9.8% 15.0% 6.5%
More than 20 1.0% 1.3% 1.8% 1.2% 1.5% 1.7% 2.0% 1.4% 2.1% 2.9% 1.4%
Number of written papers or reports of FEWER THAN 5 PAGES None 2.7% 3.2% 3.1% 4.3% 3.0% 2.2% 2.0% 4.3% 2.4% 1.3% 3.4%
Between 1 and 4 32.3% 32.1% 32.0% 31.6% 31.4% 24.1% 23.5% 31.5% 24.4% 18.5% 30.8%
Between 5 and 10 35.3% 33.5% 33.7% 34.2% 33.8% 33.1% 34.7% 32.3% 33.9% 33.5% 33.9%
Between 11 and 20 20.1% 19.9% 20.3% 19.5% 20.7% 24.3% 25.0% 21.3% 24.4% 28.0% 20.6%
More than 20 9.6% 11.4% 10.9% 10.3% 11.1% 16.2% 14.7% 10.7% 14.9% 18.7% 11.2%
ANALYZING the basic elements of an idea, experience, or theory, such as examining a particular case or situation in depth and considering its components Very little 2.1% 2.5% 2.7% 2.9% 2.3% 2.3% 1.5% 2.6% 1.5% 0.6% 2.5%
Some 17.9% 20.6% 21.0% 22.4% 22.6% 18.5% 16.0% 23.6% 15.4% 9.9% 20.7%
Quite a bit 45.9% 45.8% 43.6% 45.7% 45.3% 46.2% 44.1% 45.5% 44.3% 41.8% 45.4%
Very much 34.1% 31.0% 32.7% 29.0% 29.8% 33.0% 38.4% 28.3% 38.9% 47.6% 31.5%
SYNTHESIZING and organizing ideas, information, or experiences into new, more complex interpretations and relationships Very little 4.5% 5.6% 5.3% 5.9% 5.3% 4.7% 3.2% 5.1% 3.5% 1.8% 5.2%
Some 29.1% 30.6% 29.7% 31.6% 30.0% 27.7% 25.1% 33.9% 24.3% 18.2% 30.0%
Quite a bit 41.7% 41.3% 40.5% 40.9% 42.5% 42.6% 43.1% 40.6% 43.4% 42.8% 41.5%
Very much 24.8% 22.5% 24.5% 21.6% 22.2% 25.0% 28.6% 20.3% 28.8% 37.2% 23.3%
MAKING JUDGEMENTS about the value of information, arguments, or methods, such as examining how others gathered and interpreted data and assessing the soundness of their conclusions Very little 6.1% 6.7% 5.3% 6.3% 6.0% 5.3% 4.2% 7.3% 5.0% 3.4% 6.1%
Some 30.9% 30.3% 29.0% 28.9% 29.6% 26.9% 25.3% 29.5% 26.5% 23.1% 29.0%
Quite a bit 40.9% 40.9% 41.2% 41.4% 42.2% 42.7% 43.2% 41.0% 42.2% 41.8% 41.5%
Very much 22.0% 22.1% 24.5% 23.4% 22.2% 25.2% 27.3% 22.2% 26.4% 31.7% 23.3%
APPLYING theories or concepts to practical problems or in new situations Very little 3.6% 4.4% 4.1% 4.8% 4.5% 4.5% 3.3% 4.7% 3.2% 2.5% 4.3%
Some 21.7% 24.9% 24.8% 25.2% 24.8% 22.2% 21.7% 25.4% 21.0% 18.1% 24.0%
Quite a bit 40.9% 39.1% 40.2% 41.1% 41.4% 41.2% 40.7% 41.3% 40.3% 39.9% 40.7%
Very much 33.9% 31.6% 30.9% 28.9% 29.3% 32.1% 34.3% 28.7% 35.6% 39.5% 31.0%
Worked harder than you thought you could to meet an instructor's standards or expectations Never 10.7% 9.5% 8.3% 8.3% 7.9% 7.3% 7.6% 6.7% 7.3% 6.5% 8.6%
Sometimes 41.5% 40.7% 39.1% 40.3% 39.5% 38.2% 39.2% 40.0% 37.7% 35.6% 40.0%
Often 34.8% 36.0% 37.0% 37.0% 38.5% 38.0% 37.2% 37.6% 38.3% 38.4% 36.8%
Very often 13.0% 13.8% 15.6% 14.4% 14.1% 16.5% 15.9% 15.8% 16.7% 19.5% 14.6%
Preparing for class (studying, reading, writing, doing homework or lab work, analyzing data, rehearsing, and other academic activities) 0 0.2% 0.4% 0.3% 0.5% 0.4% 0.6% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.1% 0.4%
1-5 12.6% 17.3% 19.9% 21.3% 19.6% 18.0% 13.0% 20.3% 11.6% 5.6% 18.0%
6-10 23.4% 26.8% 28.8% 30.5% 27.4% 25.9% 23.5% 29.3% 22.6% 16.6% 27.4%
11-15 22.4% 21.4% 21.2% 20.1% 21.4% 21.7% 21.5% 20.5% 22.3% 22.9% 21.1%
16-20 18.3% 16.5% 14.1% 13.9% 14.7% 15.8% 18.3% 14.2% 18.6% 21.8% 15.6%
21-25 11.5% 8.8% 8.1% 7.1% 8.5% 9.0% 11.9% 7.6% 12.2% 15.3% 8.8%
26-30 6.1% 4.6% 3.4% 3.6% 4.2% 4.5% 6.4% 4.3% 6.4% 8.9% 4.6%
More than 30 5.5% 4.3% 4.2% 3.0% 3.8% 4.6% 5.2% 3.6% 6.0% 8.9% 4.1%
Spending significant amounts of time studying and on academic work Very little 1.9% 2.5% 3.2% 2.8% 2.0% 2.7% 1.9% 2.5% 1.8% 1.1% 2.4%
Some 17.7% 20.7% 22.6% 20.5% 18.8% 20.1% 15.0% 18.3% 15.2% 10.4% 19.4%
Quite a bit 47.1% 47.1% 46.8% 48.3% 47.9% 47.1% 44.2% 48.1% 45.8% 40.9% 47.2%
Very much 33.2% 29.7% 27.4% 28.3% 31.3% 30.1% 38.9% 31.1% 37.2% 47.6% 31.0%
Asked questions in class or contributed to class discussions Never 4.6% 4.5% 3.1% 3.4% 2.8% 2.3% 1.9% 2.3% 2.0% 1.4% 3.4%
Sometimes 45.2% 44.3% 35.4% 37.2% 35.7% 32.0% 29.8% 33.0% 31.2% 25.3% 38.1%
Often 33.4% 33.5% 36.7% 35.7% 36.4% 36.8% 37.0% 37.7% 37.0% 37.2% 35.3%
Very often 16.9% 17.7% 24.7% 23.7% 25.2% 28.9% 31.3% 27.0% 29.8% 36.2% 23.1%
Made a class presentation Never 20.4% 21.3% 14.5% 14.3% 12.4% 10.4% 11.6% 12.1% 7.9% 4.0% 15.6%
Sometimes 58.0% 53.8% 50.8% 51.6% 51.4% 51.2% 57.4% 51.7% 51.6% 44.1% 53.1%
Often 17.2% 19.2% 26.1% 26.2% 28.0% 29.3% 25.3% 27.5% 30.1% 36.5% 24.1%
Very often 4.3% 5.6% 8.7% 7.9% 8.2% 9.2% 5.8% 8.7% 10.3% 15.4% 7.2%
worked with other students on projects DURING CLASS Never 14.8% 12.6% 11.4% 11.6% 10.3% 10.2% 13.9% 9.9% 10.8% 9.0% 12.1%
Sometimes 46.5% 45.7% 47.3% 45.9% 44.4% 45.5% 48.6% 45.4% 45.1% 43.9% 45.9%
Often 29.7% 31.5% 30.8% 32.6% 33.8% 33.3% 29.3% 34.1% 33.0% 34.2% 31.9%
Very often 9.1% 10.2% 10.5% 9.9% 11.5% 11.0% 8.1% 10.6% 11.1% 12.8% 10.1%
Worked with classmates OUTSIDE OF CLASS to prepare class assignments Never 12.0% 15.6% 18.3% 18.3% 13.2% 13.3% 11.5% 16.0% 9.4% 5.0% 15.3%
Sometimes 45.0% 44.5% 45.4% 45.6% 45.2% 45.8% 44.2% 43.9% 41.6% 37.7% 44.9%
Often 30.1% 27.7% 26.4% 26.5% 30.7% 30.5% 32.4% 28.8% 34.2% 38.7% 28.6%
Very often 12.8% 12.2% 10.0% 9.7% 10.9% 10.5% 12.0% 11.3% 14.7% 18.6% 11.2%
Tutored or taught other students (paid or voluntary) Never 48.7% 49.2% 53.9% 53.9% 53.5% 54.0% 51.1% 52.4% 47.0% 44.2% 51.9%
Sometimes 35.6% 34.9% 31.7% 32.4% 32.7% 32.0% 33.9% 33.1% 35.9% 36.6% 33.5%
Often 10.8% 11.2% 10.2% 9.6% 9.8% 9.7% 10.7% 9.9% 11.8% 12.5% 10.3%
Very often 4.8% 4.7% 4.2% 4.1% 4.0% 4.3% 4.4% 4.5% 5.3% 6.6% 4.4%
Participated in a community-based project (e.g., service learning) as part of a regular course Never 71.1% 64.9% 61.0% 65.9% 64.6% 58.0% 63.0% 60.8% 55.1% 39.1% 65.2%
Sometimes 19.6% 22.9% 25.2% 23.1% 24.4% 28.3% 24.8% 26.9% 28.6% 35.1% 23.4%
Often 6.5% 8.8% 9.8% 7.9% 7.7% 9.6% 8.8% 8.8% 11.2% 17.3% 8.1%
Very often 2.9% 3.4% 4.0% 3.2% 3.4% 4.1% 3.4% 3.5% 5.1% 8.5% 3.3%
Discussed ideas from your readings or classes with others outside of class (students, family members, co-workers, etc.) Never 6.4% 7.7% 7.6% 7.5% 7.4% 6.6% 4.6% 7.9% 5.5% 4.2% 7.1%
Sometimes 39.2% 36.9% 38.3% 38.4% 37.1% 38.6% 33.4% 38.3% 35.1% 30.9% 37.5%
Often 35.3% 35.1% 33.4% 34.8% 36.0% 34.5% 37.7% 33.5% 36.6% 37.8% 35.2%
Very often 19.1% 20.3% 20.7% 19.2% 19.5% 20.3% 24.3% 20.3% 22.8% 27.2% 20.2%
Discussed grades or assignments with an instructor Never 10.4% 10.1% 7.9% 8.5% 8.3% 6.4% 6.2% 6.6% 5.1% 3.7% 8.6%
Sometimes 47.3% 44.7% 42.2% 43.8% 43.2% 39.6% 41.7% 41.6% 39.1% 33.2% 43.8%
Often 27.9% 29.8% 31.4% 30.9% 32.3% 35.3% 33.4% 32.9% 34.8% 36.8% 31.0%
Very often 14.4% 15.3% 18.5% 16.8% 16.2% 18.7% 18.7% 19.0% 20.9% 26.3% 16.7%
Discussed ideas from your readings or classes with facult members outside of class Never 46.0% 46.7% 41.4% 44.8% 41.0% 36.8% 33.7% 39.1% 32.8% 25.2% 42.9%
Sometimes 38.3% 36.9% 39.4% 37.3% 40.0% 40.6% 43.8% 40.2% 42.9% 42.8% 38.7%
Often 11.2% 11.5% 13.4% 12.8% 13.4% 15.5% 16.1% 14.9% 16.6% 20.6% 13.0%
Very often 4.5% 4.9% 5.8% 5.1% 5.7% 7.1% 6.5% 5.8% 7.6% 11.3% 5.4%
Talked about career plans with a faculty member or advisor Never 26.3% 27.3% 24.9% 26.6% 22.6% 22.5% 23.8% 22.3% 19.7% 16.2% 25.6%
Sometimes 48.8% 46.5% 45.2% 45.7% 47.7% 48.2% 47.5% 46.9% 46.7% 43.7% 46.8%
Often 18.3% 18.3% 20.0% 19.2% 21.2% 19.5% 19.7% 20.8% 22.6% 25.7% 19.3%
Very often 6.7% 7.8% 9.9% 8.4% 8.5% 9.7% 8.9% 10.0% 11.1% 14.4% 8.4%
Received prompt feedback from faculty on your academic performance (written or oral) Never 8.7% 10.3% 7.7% 8.6% 8.9% 5.7% 5.0% 8.1% 5.0% 3.6% 8.4%
Sometimes 42.0% 41.3% 39.0% 38.4% 37.6% 34.3% 34.3% 37.9% 32.7% 28.9% 38.7%
Often 38.0% 36.5% 38.5% 39.2% 39.0% 42.1% 43.1% 38.5% 43.5% 44.7% 38.9%
Very often 11.3% 12.0% 14.7% 13.9% 14.4% 17.9% 17.6% 15.5% 18.8% 22.8% 14.0%
Worked with faculty members on activities other than coursework (committees, orientation, student life activities, etc.) Never 66.1% 63.9% 60.9% 63.3% 59.5% 52.9% 52.8% 54.5% 48.5% 37.9% 61.3%
Sometimes 23.4% 24.1% 25.8% 23.9% 27.0% 29.3% 32.2% 29.5% 32.4% 34.9% 25.6%
Often 7.7% 8.9% 9.2% 9.1% 9.9% 12.5% 10.8% 11.2% 13.3% 17.6% 9.4%
Very often 2.8% 3.2% 4.1% 3.7% 3.6% 5.4% 4.2% 4.8% 5.8% 9.5% 3.7%
Work on a research project with a faculty member outside of course or program requirements Have not decided 39.7% 40.2% 39.3% 40.6% 42.2% 40.9% 41.6% 40.6% 39.5% 35.1% 40.6%
Do not plan to do 21.5% 25.2% 26.5% 29.5% 26.7% 24.5% 20.1% 30.3% 22.8% 20.7% 26.0%
Plan to do 34.0% 30.5% 29.2% 25.5% 26.4% 29.2% 34.4% 23.9% 32.0% 35.8% 28.7%
Done 4.8% 4.1% 5.0% 4.4% 4.8% 5.4% 4.0% 5.3% 5.7% 8.4% 4.6%
Had serious conversations with students who are very different from you in terms of their religious beliefs, political opinions, or personal values Never 7.9% 12.6% 11.4% 13.0% 13.9% 10.9% 8.3% 13.4% 8.9% 5.3% 11.9%
Sometimes 31.9% 34.2% 31.8% 34.2% 34.6% 34.1% 31.8% 35.7% 31.7% 26.6% 33.7%
Often 30.6% 28.1% 28.8% 28.5% 28.6% 29.8% 30.1% 27.7% 29.9% 31.5% 28.8%
Very often 29.5% 25.1% 28.0% 24.3% 22.9% 25.2% 29.8% 23.2% 29.5% 36.6% 25.7%
Had serious conversations with students of a different race or ethnicity than your own Never 13.2% 17.5% 14.1% 17.4% 20.3% 17.0% 14.3% 19.4% 13.3% 8.2% 16.7%
Sometimes 34.0% 34.0% 31.8% 34.3% 34.8% 35.2% 34.4% 36.4% 33.0% 29.4% 34.1%
Often 27.4% 25.8% 27.4% 26.4% 25.3% 26.0% 26.4% 23.9% 27.6% 29.1% 26.3%
Very often 25.5% 22.7% 26.6% 21.8% 19.7% 21.8% 24.9% 20.2% 26.1% 33.2% 22.8%
Encouraging contact among students from different economic, social, and racial or ethnic backgrounds Very little 13.6% 15.6% 15.0% 15.3% 15.0% 14.8% 12.6% 16.2% 12.3% 9.6% 14.8%
Some 33.6% 35.1% 31.3% 34.8% 33.2% 32.2% 31.7% 33.1% 31.7% 27.6% 33.7%
Quite a bit 32.2% 30.8% 32.1% 31.4% 31.6% 32.7% 31.9% 32.9% 32.6% 32.5% 31.6%
Very much 20.6% 18.5% 21.7% 18.6% 20.2% 20.3% 23.8% 17.7% 23.4% 30.3% 19.9%
Participating in co-curricular activities (organizations, campus publications, student government, social fraternity or sorority, intercollegiate or intramural sports, etc.) 0 33.1% 41.3% 44.9% 49.1% 45.7% 37.1% 29.8% 45.3% 31.2% 20.2% 42.6%
1-5 34.8% 31.2% 30.1% 27.1% 29.0% 31.3% 32.5% 27.8% 34.3% 35.9% 30.0%
6-10 15.8% 12.7% 11.3% 10.6% 11.6% 13.1% 15.3% 11.0% 15.5% 19.3% 12.4%
11-15 7.8% 6.3% 5.9% 5.4% 6.0% 7.8% 9.9% 6.9% 8.3% 10.8% 6.5%
16-20 4.0% 4.0% 3.8% 3.6% 3.8% 4.9% 6.2% 4.5% 5.2% 6.6% 4.0%
21-25 1.9% 1.9% 1.8% 1.7% 1.7% 2.6% 3.0% 2.1% 2.5% 3.4% 1.9%
26-30 1.1% 0.8% 0.7% 0.7% 0.8% 1.1% 1.2% 0.7% 1.2% 1.3% 0.8%
More than 30 1.6% 1.8% 1.5% 1.6% 1.4% 2.2% 2.0% 1.7% 2.0% 2.6% 1.7%
Used an electronic medium (listserv, chat group, Internet, instant messaging, etc.) to discuss or complete an assignment Never 11.4% 15.0% 15.4% 16.5% 17.8% 16.1% 17.6% 20.5% 13.1% 10.7% 16.0%
Sometimes 30.7% 29.4% 30.0% 30.1% 32.1% 27.9% 31.4% 29.9% 30.0% 28.6% 30.2%
Often 29.5% 27.2% 26.7% 27.2% 26.9% 29.5% 26.6% 25.6% 28.4% 29.3% 27.3%
Very often 28.5% 28.4% 28.0% 26.2% 23.2% 26.5% 24.3% 24.0% 28.5% 31.4% 26.5%
Practicum, internship, field experience, co-op experience, or clinical assignment Have not decided 12.8% 14.5% 12.1% 15.9% 15.9% 14.6% 14.7% 16.7% 12.4% 8.9% 14.8%
Do not plan to do 3.3% 4.5% 4.3% 5.7% 5.1% 3.8% 4.0% 6.7% 3.5% 2.4% 4.8%
Plan to do 77.0% 74.2% 74.9% 70.6% 72.2% 73.6% 74.4% 68.3% 76.1% 78.1% 73.0%
Done 6.8% 6.8% 8.7% 7.8% 6.8% 7.9% 6.9% 8.3% 8.0% 10.5% 7.4%
Community service or volunteer work Have not decided 14.2% 15.7% 15.4% 16.9% 17.4% 14.6% 13.6% 17.1% 12.3% 8.2% 15.9%
Do not plan to do 6.9% 7.4% 8.4% 9.7% 8.2% 7.5% 6.2% 10.6% 5.8% 4.3% 8.3%
Plan to do 41.2% 39.6% 38.3% 38.5% 38.8% 37.2% 38.5% 35.8% 38.4% 35.1% 39.0%
Done 37.7% 37.3% 37.8% 34.9% 35.7% 40.8% 41.6% 36.5% 43.5% 52.5% 36.8%
Participate in a learning community or some other formal program where groups of students take two or more classes together Have not decided 30.0% 32.1% 33.7% 34.3% 37.9% 38.3% 39.8% 36.4% 30.9% 30.1% 34.6%
Do not plan to do 32.3% 29.2% 24.9% 28.1% 24.9% 24.9% 27.7% 26.5% 27.9% 29.1% 28.0%
Plan to do 17.7% 20.6% 25.9% 22.0% 25.1% 22.6% 21.9% 23.4% 20.3% 18.9% 22.0%
Done 20.0% 18.2% 15.5% 15.6% 12.1% 14.1% 10.7% 13.6% 20.9% 21.9% 15.5%
Foreign language coursework Have not decided 15.6% 18.2% 18.9% 19.7% 19.8% 19.0% 14.1% 20.8% 14.9% 9.3% 18.5%
Do not plan to do 25.8% 27.3% 25.9% 31.0% 28.4% 27.3% 18.3% 32.8% 21.7% 14.0% 27.8%
Plan to do 26.8% 32.8% 35.5% 31.2% 32.1% 30.6% 30.5% 31.4% 32.1% 31.3% 31.3%
Done 31.7% 21.7% 19.8% 18.1% 19.7% 23.1% 37.0% 15.0% 31.3% 45.4% 22.4%
Study abroad Have not decided 28.5% 29.9% 29.7% 30.7% 30.9% 27.5% 24.9% 31.3% 26.8% 21.6% 29.6%
Do not plan to do 22.6% 27.9% 29.0% 33.7% 29.8% 25.6% 19.1% 38.9% 22.2% 14.8% 28.9%
Plan to do 46.7% 39.8% 38.8% 32.9% 36.7% 43.9% 53.6% 27.2% 48.3% 61.6% 38.8%
Done 2.2% 2.4% 2.5% 2.8% 2.7% 3.0% 2.4% 2.7% 2.6% 2.0% 2.6%
Independent study or self-designed major Have not decided 33.3% 33.5% 34.6% 35.2% 36.0% 37.3% 38.1% 34.5% 34.2% 34.6% 35.0%
Do not plan to do 50.9% 49.2% 43.3% 46.4% 42.4% 39.9% 39.3% 43.4% 46.6% 44.6% 45.6%
Plan to do 13.3% 14.4% 18.3% 15.1% 18.1% 19.4% 19.7% 18.4% 16.0% 17.7% 16.2%
Done 2.5% 2.9% 3.8% 3.3% 3.5% 3.5% 2.9% 3.7% 3.3% 3.1% 3.2%
Culminating senior experience (capstone course, thesis, project, comprehensive exam, etc.) Have not decided 44.3% 40.6% 38.3% 41.6% 42.8% 40.2% 33.9% 38.7% 38.7% 34.7% 40.7%
Do not plan to do 12.5% 11.8% 12.7% 13.4% 12.1% 10.5% 7.1% 13.2% 10.1% 7.6% 12.1%
Plan to do 42.0% 46.2% 46.9% 43.7% 43.5% 47.7% 57.7% 46.5% 49.6% 56.4% 45.7%
Done 1.2% 1.4% 2.0% 1.4% 1.6% 1.6% 1.2% 1.6% 1.5% 1.4% 1.5%
Providing the support you need to thrive socially Very little 17.8% 18.8% 20.7% 20.3% 17.2% 15.9% 16.5% 20.7% 13.2% 8.5% 18.8%
Some 39.5% 37.7% 36.5% 37.8% 39.5% 37.9% 37.7% 36.4% 34.5% 28.7% 37.9%
Quite a bit 31.3% 31.1% 30.8% 30.0% 30.7% 33.0% 32.5% 30.8% 35.1% 37.1% 30.9%
Very much 11.3% 12.4% 12.0% 11.9% 12.6% 13.3% 13.3% 12.1% 17.2% 25.7% 12.4%
Providing the support you need to help you succeed academically Very little 2.9% 3.5% 3.9% 3.7% 2.9% 3.1% 2.3% 3.6% 1.9% 1.4% 3.3%
Some 23.6% 25.3% 25.5% 23.7% 21.3% 19.5% 17.0% 21.6% 16.1% 12.2% 22.9%
Quite a bit 45.8% 45.7% 45.0% 45.2% 45.9% 45.6% 43.4% 44.0% 44.0% 41.0% 45.0%
Very much 27.6% 25.5% 25.6% 27.4% 30.0% 31.8% 37.2% 30.8% 38.0% 45.5% 28.8%
Helping you cope with your non-academic responsibilities (work, family, etc.) Very little 31.2% 29.7% 29.5% 29.7% 26.9% 24.4% 22.9% 28.7% 20.0% 12.9% 28.6%
Some 41.6% 40.0% 37.3% 38.2% 39.1% 39.6% 42.5% 37.2% 39.2% 36.0% 39.3%
Quite a bit 19.6% 21.9% 23.1% 22.8% 23.6% 26.7% 24.9% 24.7% 27.8% 32.4% 22.8%
Very much 7.5% 8.4% 10.1% 9.3% 10.4% 9.2% 9.8% 9.4% 13.0% 18.7% 9.3%
RELATIONSHIPS WITH: Other Students Unfriendly, Unsupportive, Sense of Alienation 0.7% 1.2% 1.3% 1.2% 0.8% 1.4% 0.9% 0.9% 0.8% 0.6% 1.0%
2 3.3% 3.1% 3.0% 2.9% 2.5% 2.5% 2.9% 2.3% 2.0% 1.4% 2.9%
3 5.1% 5.4% 6.2% 5.3% 4.5% 5.6% 5.1% 5.8% 4.0% 3.0% 5.2%
4 11.6% 13.1% 13.1% 13.1% 12.3% 11.8% 11.3% 12.1% 9.8% 7.6% 12.5%
5 22.1% 21.4% 22.6% 21.9% 20.9% 20.1% 20.3% 21.9% 18.8% 16.5% 21.5%
6 31.9% 30.0% 28.1% 29.1% 31.1% 30.4% 30.3% 28.6% 31.4% 31.7% 29.9%
Friendly, Supportive, Sense of Belonging 25.3% 25.9% 25.6% 26.5% 28.0% 28.3% 29.3% 28.3% 33.1% 39.1% 27.0%
RELATIONSHIPS WITH: Faculty Members Unavailable, Unhelpful, Unsympathetic 0.8% 1.0% 1.2% 0.9% 0.7% 0.7% 0.6% 0.9% 0.5% 0.3% 0.9%
2 3.4% 3.1% 2.7% 2.7% 2.4% 2.0% 1.4% 2.5% 1.7% 1.2% 2.7%
3 8.2% 8.2% 7.7% 6.6% 5.6% 5.0% 4.6% 5.7% 4.5% 3.2% 6.8%
4 21.2% 20.1% 18.8% 17.7% 15.7% 14.0% 12.0% 15.2% 12.9% 10.0% 17.5%
5 30.2% 29.5% 27.2% 26.9% 26.0% 24.4% 25.6% 24.5% 25.9% 24.4% 27.2%
6 25.1% 25.5% 25.9% 27.8% 29.8% 32.5% 33.3% 29.3% 31.8% 33.3% 27.9%
Available, Helpful, Sympathetic 11.1% 12.7% 16.5% 17.4% 19.9% 21.5% 22.5% 22.0% 22.8% 27.6% 17.0%
RELATIONSHIPS WITH: Administrative Personnel and Offices Unhelpful, Inconsiderate, Rigid 3.5% 3.8% 5.7% 3.6% 3.0% 3.2% 2.6% 3.0% 2.1% 1.5% 3.6%
2 7.8% 7.7% 8.4% 7.1% 6.9% 6.2% 5.9% 6.8% 4.7% 3.0% 7.2%
3 14.1% 13.2% 12.6% 11.5% 10.9% 9.5% 10.5% 10.2% 9.1% 7.6% 11.9%
4 26.4% 25.3% 22.5% 22.9% 22.4% 22.0% 21.8% 20.8% 21.0% 19.3% 23.4%
5 23.2% 23.1% 22.3% 23.5% 23.9% 23.0% 25.3% 22.7% 25.1% 24.6% 23.4%
6 15.9% 17.0% 17.2% 18.1% 18.8% 21.3% 20.9% 20.7% 21.5% 24.2% 18.2%
Helpful, Considerate, Flexible 9.0% 10.0% 11.3% 13.2% 14.2% 14.8% 13.0% 15.8% 16.5% 19.7% 12.5%