We are pleased to announce that registration for the 2015 CIRP Freshman Survey is now open. It's the 50th administration of the CIRP Freshman Survey, and for five decades we have aimed to improve the college experience for undergraduates. Thousands of colleges and universities have relied on the CIRP Freshman Survey to get valuable information about their incoming students that can't be found anywhere else.
The more you know about your students, the better you can understand their needs. With insight from the CIRP's Your First College Year Survey, the most comprehensive tool addressing first-year programming and retention strategies, You will be one step closer to providing the best environment for student learning and adjustment to college.
The Diverse Learning Environments Survey (DLE) captures student perceptions regarding the institutional climate, campus practices as experienced with faculty, staff, and peers, and student learning outcomes. Diverse student populations are at the center of the survey, and the instrument is based on studies of diverse student bodies and the complexity of issues that range from student mobility to intergroup relations.
The College Senior Survey (CSS) connects academic, civic, and diversity outcomes with a comprehensive set of college experiences to measure the impact of college. The CSS can be used as a stand-alone instrument or in conjunction with our other surveys to generate longitudinal data on students' cognitive and affective growth during college.
The 2014 College Senior Survey (CSS) research brief and infographic present findings from a nationally administered survey on students? college experiences, future goals, and career plans; this iteration was administered to over 13,000 graduating students at 74 colleges and universities. The 2014 CSS brief focuses on how institutions support students? personal and professional development as ... Read More »
Findings from the 2014 Your First College Year (YFCY) Survey are discussed in our latest research brief; they are also highlighted in the recently released 2014 YFCY Infographic. This survey was administered to over 10,000 students this last spring at the end of their first year of college. Among the results are first-year students’ struggles ... Read More »
If you’re attending the annual conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) in Washington DC over the next few days, you might want to check out one or more of the following sessions that highlight findings from CIRP data: Linda Sax and her team present work funded by the National Science ... Read More »
Registration for the 2015 Your First College Year Survey (YFCY) is officially open! You can register now for the YFCY here and administer the survey any time between March 1 and June 12, 2015. We are happy to report that the paper administration is back! Join us in documenting the importance of the first year ... Read More »
In 1960, while working at the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), Dr. Alexander Astin understood the importance of accounting for student inputs. Namely, he recognized that elite institutions should not receive so much credit for the success of their alumni; instead, many of the students attending elite institutions arrived on campus equipped with the skills ... Read More »
Sylvia Hurtado is director of UCLA's Higher Education Research Institute and has been doing research that addresses the success of diverse student populations in postsecondary education for more than 10 years.
Joanie Harmon, editor of Ampersand in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, spoke with Hurtado recently about her research and the challenges campuses face as they engage students, faculty and staff on issues of diversity and campus climate.
You can read the complete interview here.