Today I am going to talk a bit=
students and what we know from data that has been collected either =
survey or data that I have analyzed from the banner system. The purpose of this is not to mak=
feel old, but it is to illustrate --from some of the items on this
list-- that freshmen enter with a different perspective on events f=
As I mentioned before, there a=
main sources for this data. =
the CIRP and the other is data collected institutionally.
As a sidelight, I wanted to sh=
numbers of new admits from colleges versus high schools, to give you
some idea of where we were and where we are going vis a vis new stu=
admission. In 2=
001, new admits from high school comprised 54% of new
(admitted) students. By 2007=
trend reversed to be only 36% =
new student population.
Transfers are older than fres=
average and are much more likely to live off campus.
Almost half of our students c=
within 100 miles of Klamath Falls
When it comes to choosing colleg=
is more likely to be the first college choice for transfer students compar=
to freshmen. Transfer studen=
also more likely to make fewer applications than are freshmen, which makes
some sense given the focused and unique nature of majors within the health=
This data is interesting to me=
our students have historically placed high importance on the abilit=
get good jobs after graduation, but academic reputation was the num=
one important reason for choosing OIT for the Fall 2007 cohort.
Reported hours per week studie=
high school has remained fairly constant over the past two iteratio=
of the CIRP. Most stu=
said that they study a paltry 3 to 5 hours a week
Students do plan on studying m=
college than in high school. More
students in 2005, however, expected to study 16 or more hours a week
compared to 2007.
Men are more likely than women=
themselves above average in math ability as well as in overall acad=
No differences between men and wo=
whether or not they received tutoring in math during high school BUT More
women than men feel that they will need tutoring in math; no difference
reported for writing
Math Placement test scores als=
similar trends… I was =
that such a high percentage of all freshmen place in math 100
especially given the perception of being above average in math abil=
From SAT Scores, men do score
significantly higher in math and critical reading than do women. There are no significant d=
in SAT writing or high school gpa.
It is interesting to note the national comparisons. On average, we do better in math =
a little worse in reading and writing compared to national averages
published by the college board.
Nationally, women score a bit higher in writing and a little
lower in math compared to men.
A majority of our students say=
they would be using loans to finance college. Transfer students are more likely=
report major concerns about their ability to finance college. This is not surprising seeing as =
they are a little older and have been out from high school a little longer.
Students are going in to debt in many cases in order to finance their educ=
Nationally, the average is around
The latest numbers =
have gotten from the financial aid office on campus show almost 25000 on
And this does=
account for private loans.
The good news is that our grad=
have higher than average incomes if they graduate… This leads me to my f=
series of slides on student retention
This past reporting year, we f=
well in our retention stats compared to the OUS regional campuses.<=
style=3D'mso-spacerun:yes'> Our goal really is to main=
these high rates.. Just a li=
context, these are the highest rates that I have ever seen while
working here. We came close
with the 2000 cohort as 73% but in the early 90’s it was in t=
When I looked at the same data=
gender, what I saw really surprised me. Not only is there a 20 percentage=
difference between males and females, but for the other institutions
where there is a sizeable difference, females had higher one year
retention rates. Eastern had=
largest difference between sexes at 12.2%. Now I wanted to know why t=
difference existed… or=
was just a phenomenon in this particular year