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It is travel season! Meet staff at conferences around the country and learn about CIRP and other current HERI research.

While football season is well under way, it is time for conference season to begin! Part of our mission is to produce and disseminate original research. We also help colleges and universities in using both our research findings and their own institutional data to foster institutional understanding and improvement. We will be presenting and exhibiting ... Read More »

Assessing the Pervasiveness of Sexual Assault on College Campuses: The Importance of Data

The past year has brought intense scrutiny of colleges and universities over the issue of sexual assault on campus, particularly since the White House issued a report last January that included an alarming statistic: one in five women are sexually assaulted while in college. As of August, the U.S. Department of Education is investigating more ... Read More »

"As Reauthorization Turns": Data and the Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act

The process of reauthorizing the Higher Education Act (HEA) has once again begun in Washington, DC. While this may seem remote from survey administration and analysis, current draft bills circulating to reauthorize HEA pertain to campus-level student data in highly specific ways. The Republican and Democratic approaches to reauthorizing HEA differ: the Republicans have offered ... Read More »

August Poll of the Month: Using Incentives to Increase Response Rates

Our August poll of the month asked about ways in which researchers incentivize survey participation. Survey research has demonstrated that some incentive is better than no incentive, and other studies have investigated how well certain types of incentives work. The August poll had 83 respondents, and 60% of those who answered the poll indicated that ... Read More »

HERI Blog Feature

Marketing Campus Surveys ‐ Do More than Email!

When conducting surveys on campus, researchers must give careful consideration to how they market and brand the survey. Given the trend in the past decade (or more!) of over-surveying students, faculty, and staff, finding a way to make your study stand out can be a challenge. Our September Poll of the Month asked respondents about ... Read More »


College Rating System and Minority Students

HERI's Director, Sylvia Hurtado, was at Capitol Hill presenting on the proposed College Rating System and Minority Students. Watch the video clip of her presentation here.

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The American Freshman: National Norms for Fall 2013

The American Freshman - Norms of 2013

Financial considerations are exerting an ever-greater influence &on incoming freshman in the U.S., with college costs and financial aid playing an increasingly decisive role in their school-selection process, according to the CIRP Freshman Survey, UCLA's annual survey of the nation's entering students at four-year colleges and universities

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Our infographic posters for the CIRP Freshman Survey and the HERI Faculty Survey are available for download. Click below to download.

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Freshmen Trends

The American Freshman - Trends

The Chronicle of Higher Education used nearly five decades of CIRP Freshman Survey data to create interactive graphics that show freshmen trends.

See the Chronicle's "Backgrounds and Beliefs of College Freshmen" to use these interactive graphics.