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2014-15 College Senior Survey Registration Is Open, and Paper is Back!

Earlier this week we opened registration for the 2014-15 College Senior Survey (CSS), and we are thrilled to have re-introduced the option for a paper administration of the survey. Campuses that wish to learn more about their December graduates can register now and begin administering the survey on November 14. If you click the registration ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

HERI Blog Feature

Same-Sex Marriage Support Nearly Universal Among Entering College Students

This blog is cross-posted at The Huffington Post: The national landscape for marriage equality has changed considerably in the past month. On Oct. 6, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear appeals on five different cases challenging lower courts’ rulings that found same-sex marriage bans to be unconstitutional. The decision paved the way for same-sex ... Read More »

HERI News

Sylvia Hurtado and how universities can help students embrace diversity

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.

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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Infographics

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

  • TFS Infographic
    Freshman
  • FAC Infographic
    Faculty

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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.