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About CIRP

Survey Reports:

Cooperative Institutional Research Program Freshman Survey

Participants:

Incoming first year (i.e. direct entry) students

Latest Administration:

Year: 2019
Response Rate: 51.2%

Content:

  • Student characteristics including parental income and education, ethnicity and other demographic items
  • Financial aid
  • High school achievement and activities
  • Expectation for college
  • Educational and career goals and plans
  • Values, attitudes, beliefs, and self-concept

Type of Data Collection:

  • Online beginning in 2019
  • Paper and pencil survey through 2017

Administration Schedule:

Biennially through 2019; replaced with Entering Student Survey in 2021.

Background:

The CIRP Freshman Survey is a national survey sponsored by the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) that is completed by over 400,000 entering students at approximately 700 higher education institutions. The information collected via this survey provides valuable baseline data about our new student population. Further, since UCLA has participated in the CIRP Freshman Survey for over 30 years, we have collected valuable information on trends over time.

Instruments:

Download instruments for: 2019, 2017, 2015, 2013

2019

Freshman Profile 2019: Who's Coming to Campus?

This infographic report provides a summary of the incoming 2019 first-year student population in the areas of personal background, academic background, financial status and employment, and plans for UCLA and beyond.

Institutional Profile Report (2019)

Provides a summary of responses for all survey items for UCLA students as well as comparison universities based on the 2019 CIRP Freshman Survey. (Fall 2019)

2017

Freshman Profile 2017: Who's Coming to Campus?

This infographic report provides a summary of the incoming 2017 first-year student population in the areas of personal background, academic background, financial status and employment, and plans for UCLA and beyond.

Institutional Profile Report (2017)

Provides a summary of responses for all survey items for UCLA students as well as comparison universities based on the 2017 CIRP Freshman Survey. (Fall 2017

2015

Dashboard: Entering Students' Projected Career Field

Using data from the 2015 CIRP Freshman Survey, this dashboard summarizes students' projections of their intended career field at the time of matriculation. Data are limitable by division/school.

Data Bite: Civic engagement among entering UCLA undergraduate students (January 2017)

To honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the civil rights activist and advocate for marginalized communities, the data in this document highlight the practices, goals and plans related to civic and community engagement among entering UCLA undergraduate students. The data comes from the Freshman Survey and the Transfer Student Survey.

Freshman Profile 2015: Who's Coming to Campus?

This infographic report provides a summary of the incoming 2015 first-year student population in the areas of personal background, academic background, financial status and employment, and plans for UCLA and beyond.

Institutional Profile Report (2015)

Provides a summary of responses for all survey items for UCLA students as well as comparison universities based on the 2015 CIRP Freshman Survey. (Fall 2015)

2013

Institutional Profile Report (2013)

Provides a summary of responses for all survey items for UCLA students as well as comparison universities based on the 2013 CIRP Freshman Survey. (Fall 2013)

Freshman Profile 2013: Who's Coming to Campus?

An infographic profile report on the incoming 2013 first-year student population based on responses from the 2013 Freshman Survey. (Fall 2013)

Undergraduate Students with Dependents: Entering Freshman and Transfer Student Classes of 2013

A report that presents profiles of incoming undergraduate students with dependents using data from the 2013 CIRP Freshman Survey and the 2013 UCLA Transfer Student Survey. (February 2015)

Multi-Year and Longitudinal Data

Trends in Entering UCLA Freshmen: Results from the CIRP Freshman Survey 1974—2011

This brief draws on nearly forty years of CIRP data on incoming first year students at UCLA in order to identify patterns and changes over time with respect to various characteristics and measures. (September 2013)