2008 Student Information Questionnaire
This report describes the results of the summer 2008 administration of the Student Information Questionnaire (SIQ). The SIQ is designed to collect demographic and enrollment management-related data that is not otherwise collected from the new incoming UND freshmen. The results of the survey help provide a descriptive profile of the freshman class and its use supports both assessment and enrollment management activities of the University of North Dakota.
• The number of new freshmen enrolled at the University of North Dakota in the Fall Semester of 2008 totaled 1,942. While participating in �Getting Started� during the summer of 2008, 80% (1,591) of these students completed a 22-question survey.
• The majority (61%) of the students reported coming from a small city of approximately 40,000 or less people. 31% reported that their high school class was less than 100 students.
• The largest percentage of students (70%) first consider UND in their junior or senior year, however 18% of students first consider UND in their freshman year or before. Students are most likely to finalize their decision to enroll at UND early in their senior year (48%), but some make the decision prior to this (19%) and many make the decision later in their senior year (29%) or even after high school graduation (4%).
• Approximately half (52%) of the students reported that no other schools made scholarship offers to them. Of those who received a scholarship , 27% of the recipients said that the scholarship was important (or very important ) in deciding to enroll at UND.
• 90% of the respondents plan on graduating from UND. 72% of the students plan to graduate from UND in four years.
• When students were asked to rate their general competency levels (writing and speaking clearly, making informed choices, thinking critically/creatively, computing skills, and familiarity with other cultures) they rated themselves higher in all six skills than the 2007 respondents.
• Students reported the confidence in their ability to successfully complete an online course. Responses were very confident (38%), somewhat confident (55%), and little confidence (8%). When asked how likely they would be to enroll in an online course, only 4% responded very likely , compared to 40% somewhat likely , and 56% not very likely.
• 38% of the freshmen reported that they would want employment in North Dakota if a job was available in their area of interest, 16% would not, and 46% were unsure.
• Group differences of the Community of Learners Scholarship (CLS) recipients compared to non-CLS recipients were analyzed. The only significant difference between the two groups was seen on the question related to the importance of receiving a scholarship in the decision to enroll at UND.
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