Entering Student Surveys

Trend Data 2006 - 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

1. How did you learn about MSU? (select all that apply.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

From people at my high school

28.88%

32.52%

28.80%

29.86%

29.60%

 

From friends or relatives

57.76%

56.33%

54.24%

54.06%

53.07%

 

From an MSU representative

9.29%

9.51%

10.45%

9.86%

10.89%

 

From a college placement service

1.60%

1.50%

1.75%

2.38%

2.63%

 

From a college catalog

5.73%

4.15%

2.92%

4.27%

4.01%

 

From material received in the mail

9.65%

11.44%

8.85%

10.07%

7.76%

 

From newspaper or magazine articles

2.18%

4.29%

3.29%

3.64%

3.07%

 

From a radio or TV advertisement

3.48%

5.00%

2.85%

3.50%

3.38%

 

From information at an education fair or a shopping center

3.27%

3.93%

3.87%

4.41%

3.82%

 

From a billboard or vehicle advertisement

6.46%

7.93%

5.48%

5.80%

5.76%

 

From the internet

16.98%

19.73%

17.76%

20.91%

18.59%

 

Other

15.38%

15.44%

15.35%

14.83%

15.46%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. How would you rate the PRINTED materials you received from MSU compared to other schools?

 

 

 

 

 

 

MSU better than others

29.68%

36.24%

33.63%

32.87%

31.29%

 

MSU about the same as others

54.06%

50.11%

49.78%

51.05%

52.88%

 

MSU worse than others

1.67%

1.22%

0.80%

1.12%

0.69%

 

Unable to compare; I did not have materials from others schools

13.43%

11.51%

14.84%

14.20%

14.52%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Other than MSU, how many college applications did you SEND to other schools this year?

 

 

 

 

 

 

None

 

 

46.56%

44.55%

43.80%

 

One

47.97%

44.39%

17.47%

17.27%

17.40%

 

Two

16.18%

17.37%

16.59%

16.43%

17.08%

 

Three

10.74%

10.51%

10.23%

10.84%

9.70%

 

Four

4.72%

6.36%

4.46%

6.01%

6.07%

 

Five

1.96%

3.00%

1.90%

2.45%

2.38%

 

Six or more

2.10%

2.00%

1.97%

2.45%

3.00%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Which statement below best reflects your CURRENT GOALS?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take classes needed to transfer to another college

7.91%

7.65%

8.04%

6.01%

5.38%

 

Obtain Associate's degree

5.08%

4.93%

5.04%

3.99%

5.26%

 

Take a few job related classes

1.52%

1.36%

1.24%

0.91%

0.44%

 

Obtain Bachelor's degree

76.85%

77.06%

74.56%

77.97%

78.79%

 

Obtain or maintain certification

2.10%

2.43%

3.73%

3.36%

3.75%

 

Take a few classes for self improvement

0.58%

0.64%

0.66%

0.21%

0.63%

 

No definite goal

4.79%

5.22%

4.61%

5.94%

4.82%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Choose which major or course of study you expect to pursue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounting

3.05%

3.93%

5.04%

3.92%

2.50%

 

Applied Arts and Sciences

0.80%

0.21%

0.51%

0.84%

0.81%

 

Art

2.03%

1.64%

1.97%

1.54%

2.32%

 

Athletic Training

1.02%

0.93%

1.75%

1.40%

2.00%

 

Biology

1.45%

2.07%

2.41%

3.01%

1.50%

 

Chemistry

0.22%

0.43%

0.66%

1.19%

1.13%

 

Clinical Laboratory Science

 

 

0.51%

0.56%

0.38%

 

Computer Science

2.32%

2.14%

2.70%

3.22%

2.38%

 

Criminal Justice

2.39%

2.36%

2.41%

2.52%

3.63%

 

Dental Hygiene

1.96%

2.64%

2.78%

3.08%

2.50%

 

Economics

0.65%

0.36%

0.88%

0.70%

0.56%

 

Education

7.33%

6.86%

9.14%

9.93%

10.08%

 

English

0.80%

1.00%

1.46%

1.82%

1.50%

 

Environmental Science

0.36%

0.57%

0.66%

0.42%

0.44%

 

Exercise Physiology

0.36%

0.36%

0.29%

0.28%

0.44%

 

Finance

2.54%

2.43%

1.90%

2.10%

1.75%

 

General Business

3.05%

4.57%

5.19%

6.01%

5.57%

 

Geosciences

0.22%

0.57%

0.95%

0.63%

1.00%

 

History

0.94%

0.93%

1.46%

1.61%

1.88%

 

Humanities

0.07%

0.07%

0.07%

0.42%

0.44%

 

International Studies

0.22%

0.14%

0.66%

0.91%

0.69%

 

Kinesiology

3.77%

4.07%

5.19%

3.01%

4.26%

 

Management

1.67%

2.22%

2.63%

3.01%

3.00%

 

Management Information Systems (formerly BCIS)

1.38%

1.00%

0.88%

1.19%

1.06%

 

Manufacturing Engineering Technology

0.29%

0.36%

0.51%

0.77%

0.31%

 

Marketing

2.39%

2.07%

2.34%

1.47%

1.69%

 

Mass Communication

2.10%

2.22%

2.19%

2.52%

1.69%

 

Mathematics

1.45%

0.71%

1.24%

1.68%

1.75%

 

Mechanical Engineering

2.69%

3.86%

3.87%

3.50%

4.76%

 

Music

2.10%

1.29%

1.32%

1.47%

1.13%

 

Nursing

15.46%

13.22%

10.96%

13.64%

13.77%

 

Physics

0.15%

0.14%

0.37%

0.42%

0.25%

 

Political Science

0.36%

0.57%

0.58%

0.70%

0.69%

 

Pre-Dentistry

0.65%

0.64%

0.88%

0.91%

1.00%

 

Pre-Engineering

0.29%

0.64%

0.88%

1.19%

0.50%

 

Pre-Law

1.31%

0.57%

0.88%

1.26%

0.88%

 

Pre-Medicine

2.25%

4.29%

4.31%

4.06%

3.25%

 

Pre-Nursing

 

 

2.34%

3.01%

2.75%

 

Pre-Optometry

 

 

 

0.14%

0.06%

 

Pre-Osteopathy

 

 

0.07%

0.00%

0.00%

 

Pre-Pharmacy

0.94%

1.86%

1.10%

2.03%

1.38%

 

Pre-Physical Therapy

0.87%

1.14%

2.12%

1.61%

2.57%

 

Pre-Veterinary

0.58%

0.21%

0.88%

0.77%

0.38%

 

Psychology

3.27%

3.57%

4.61%

4.55%

4.32%

 

Radiography

 

 

1.90%

1.61%

2.44%

 

Radiologic Sciences

6.31%

5.65%

4.61%

0.21%

3.75%

 

Respiratory Care

0.51%

0.43%

1.02%

0.77%

1.38%

 

Social Work

0.80%

1.43%

1.46%

1.61%

2.00%

 

Sociology

0.58%

0.29%

0.80%

1.33%

0.81%

 

Spanish

0.29%

0.29%

0.58%

0.84%

0.69%

 

Sport and Fitness Management

0.44%

0.50%

1.68%

1.12%

0.69%

 

Theatre

0.94%

0.71%

0.66%

0.70%

0.94%

 

Undecided about major

10.45%

8.01%

8.11%

7.76%

7.38%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. What image do you have of MSU?

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is a teacher training school

8.13%

6.36%

5.41%

6.29%

6.32%

 

It has strong athletic programs

14.44%

15.73%

15.06%

14.41%

16.46%

 

It is an intellectually demanding school

16.40%

16.23%

13.16%

12.73%

11.26%

 

It is an inexpensive place to be educated

24.31%

3.07%

33.55%

33.57%

27.60%

 

It is a general liberal arts school

5.37%

6.15%

5.19%

6.15%

8.26%

 

It has good job-related programs

16.04%

14.58%

11.84%

13.99%

12.89%

 

It has strong student services (counseling, financial aid, placement, etc)

25.62%

28.31%

28.95%

28.53%

29.10%

 

It has an excellent reputation in my field

27.14%

28.45%

30.48%

32.45%

31.91%

 

It is a non-demanding place to get an education

5.01%

5.43%

4.75%

5.94%

4.94%

 

It is dedicated to fine arts

5.01%

4.15%

5.41%

5.59%

6.76%

 

It is an exciting party school

1.74%

1.00%

1.17%

1.96%

1.50%

 

I have no clear image

20.10%

16.51%

19.23%

18.18%

16.96%

 

Other

2.18%

5.36%

4.02%

3.99%

3.82%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. How would you rate the MSU WEBSITE compared to the websites of other schools?

 

 

 

 

 

 

MSU better than others

29.54%

30.31%

32.68%

33.92%

32.29%

 

MSU about the same as others

40.64%

38.24%

52.12%

52.66%

54.07%

 

MSU worse than others

3.19%

1.50%

1.97%

2.80%

3.00%

 

Unable to compare; I did not view websites

9.58%

7.36%

12.21%

10.07%

9.89%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. Other than MSU, how many college applications were ACCEPTED by other schools this year?

 

 

 

 

 

 

None

 

 

46.20%

43.08%

44.81%

 

One

40.64%

36.03%

21.56%

20.70%

20.84%

 

Two

12.63%

12.22%

15.13%

16.71%

16.40%

 

Three

6.02%

6.93%

7.89%

8.04%

7.45%

 

Four

2.03%

2.72%

2.63%

4.34%

3.63%

 

Five

1.38%

1.22%

1.17%

1.33%

1.44%

 

Six or more

1.02%

0.71%

0.95%

1.33%

2.07%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. Gender

 

 

 

 

 

 

Male

39.40%

39.10%

41.08%

39.37%

42.43%

 

Female

57.55%

54.47%

57.31%

57.62%

55.19%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. Ethnicity

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caucasian

63.50%

63.05%

62.06%

62.45%

60.33%

 

Black, Non-Hispanic

14.73%

15.01%

15.50%

14.69%

17.27%

 

Hispanic

8.78%

7.72%

10.01%

11.96%

10.89%

 

American Indian

1.45%

1.07%

1.32%

1.40%

1.06%

 

Asian/Pacific Islander

3.92%

3.15%

5.85%

3.43%

4.07%

 

International

2.90%

2.64%

4.31%

5.73%

5.94%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11. Marital status upon enrollment

 

 

 

 

 

 

Never married

81.13%

81.84%

83.92%

82.45%

83.17%

 

Separated

0.65%

0.57%

0.58%

0.63%

0.75%

 

Widowed

0.00%

0.21%

0.07%

0.14%

0.13%

 

Divorced

2.25%

2.07%

2.27%

1.89%

2.07%

 

Married

11.76%

7.86%

8.04%

9.16%

8.51%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12. Age at time of enrollment

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. 21 years or younger

70.83%

72.69%

72.30%

71.12%

69.02%

 

2. 22 to 24 years

9.65%

9.29%

9.36%

9.51%

11.33%

 

3. 25 to 29 years

7.18%

6.29%

6.51%

6.71%

6.51%

 

4. 30 to 34 years

3.85%

2.43%

3.36%

2.80%

3.32%

 

5. 35 to 39 years

2.03%

1.29%

1.75%

1.61%

2.13%

 

6. 40 to 49 years

2.61%

1.00%

0.95%

2.03%

1.94%

 

7. 50 to 64 years

0.58%

0.29%

0.29%

0.35%

0.44%

 

8. 65 years or older

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13. Residence classification

 

 

 

 

 

 

In State

86.94%

85.70%

81.65%

83.15%

81.35%

 

Out of State

4.86%

4.07%

5.92%

4.34%

6.01%

 

International

5.08%

3.65%

6.87%

7.13%

7.32%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14. Type of tuition you will be paying

 

 

 

 

 

 

In State

88.75%

87.49%

85.96%

88.11%

84.67%

 

Out of State

4.43%

4.93%

7.68%

5.45%

8.45%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15. My living arrangements for my first semester will be:

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Campus - Residence Hall

34.18%

34.10%

31.65%

38.32%

36.67%

 

Live with Parents or Family

27.50%

28.59%

25.51%

23.15%

21.21%

 

Off Campus Apartment/House - By Choice

32.22%

26.80%

30.41%

27.62%

30.35%

 

Off Campus Apartment/House - No Residence hall rooms available

2.10%

3.43%

6.07%

3.71%

5.26%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16. What is your enrollment status

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transfer student

46.44%

39.10%

43.49%

42.38%

43.05%

 

Enrolling for the first time

47.82%

50.61%

48.68%

49.44%

49.37%

 

Concurrent with high school

1.96%

2.29%

1.90%

2.17%

1.88%

 

Returning to MSU

0.29%

0.36%

0.29%

0.28%

0.19%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17. Did either of your parents/legal guardians graduate from college?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes

46.01%

48.39%

48.46%

47.55%

48.31%

 

No

50.00%

43.89%

44.15%

45.10%

44.87%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18. Below are some factors that may have influenced your decision to attend MSU. Please mark each item that influenced your decision.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Academic reputation of MSU

31.06%

33.95%

33.19%

35.03%

29.16%

 

Academic programs

38.97%

38.24%

32.89%

36.01%

34.86%

 

Received an academic scholarship

8.64%

9.08%

7.89%

10.07%

8.14%

 

Advice of current or former MSU student

27.72%

27.73%

23.90%

23.08%

23.59%

 

Availability of financial aid

15.46%

13.72%

16.15%

18.67%

16.83%

 

Campus visit or tour

18.14%

22.30%

17.76%

22.10%

20.34%

 

Close to home

54.14%

52.89%

53.36%

53.22%

54.88%

 

Counselor or teacher advice

6.53%

6.50%

7.97%

8.95%

7.20%

 

MSU's social reputation

7.18%

9.29%

7.97%

8.95%

8.01%

 

Availability of student services

6.97%

8.36%

7.38%

10.14%

7.63%

 

Reasonable costs

44.05%

44.82%

45.76%

49.30%

43.87%

 

Recruited by the athletic department

6.75%

6.43%

8.41%

6.50%

5.94%

 

Relative's advice

15.60%

16.51%

19.44%

20.70%

17.71%

 

MSU's reputation in the job market

2.98%

5.22%

4.17%

3.92%

3.82%

 

Classes are small and personal

26.12%

31.81%

29.17%

35.17%

32.10%

 

Availability of on-line courses

5.59%

4.79%

3.36%

4.27%

4.38%

 

MSU alumni reputation in gaining entrance into graduate/professional schools

3.63%

3.36%

3.51%

3.22%

2.82%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19. Do you have a permanent disability?

 

 

 

 

 

 

No

93.25%

89.78%

92.47%

91.05%

91.05%

 

Yes, restricted mobility

0.87%

0.57%

0.37%

0.42%

0.38%

 

Yes, restricted hearing

0.22%

0.43%

0.15%

0.35%

0.19%

 

Yes, restricted vision not corrected

0.29%

0.43%

0.07%

0.28%

0.44%

 

I prefer not to respond here

1.02%

1.14%

0.51%

1.19%

1.25%

 

Other, please specify

0.73%

0.71%

0.95%

1.26%

1.13%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20. Military background

 

 

 

 

 

 

No military

85.99%

84.27%

86.55%

84.55%

84.17%

 

Active duty

2.10%

1.14%

1.02%

0.56%

0.88%

 

Active duty spouse

1.52%

1.29%

1.24%

1.19%

1.06%

 

Active duty dependent

2.47%

2.22%

2.49%

2.52%

2.44%

 

Prior Military - Not VA benefit eligible

0.44%

0.86%

0.80%

1.19%

1.06%

 

Prior Military - VA benefit eligible

2.83%

1.93%

1.97%

3.36%

3.44%

 

Military reserve

0.44%

0.79%

0.22%

0.35%

0.38%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21. Parent's income

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less than $20,000

10.16%

10.22%

11.33%

9.79%

11.89%

 

$20, 000 to $39,000

15.24%

14.37%

13.16%

14.06%

14.33%

 

$40,000 to $59,000

14.01%

13.72%

13.60%

14.13%

15.14%

 

$60,000 to $79,000

11.47%

13.37%

11.04%

11.54%

12.20%

 

Over $80,000

17.42%

19.87%

20.69%

18.67%

16.90%

 

Not financially dependent on parents

19.30%

13.51%

18.20%

19.23%

17.90%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22. Do you expect to be employed while attending MSU?

 

 

 

 

 

 

I will not be employed

24.17%

19.37%

18.20%

20.49%

22.47%

 

1 to 20 hours per week

38.03%

42.60%

47.59%

46.15%

48.50%

 

21 to 39 hours per week

23.88%

23.87%

22.30%

21.05%

18.21%

 

40 or more hours per week

9.29%

6.22%

6.29%

5.94%

5.13%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23. Employment location

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Campus

8.78%

14.44%

16.96%

16.78%

19.52%

 

Wichita Falls

47.39%

43.46%

46.49%

41.96%

39.36%

 

Outside of Wichita Falls

8.27%

8.01%

6.14%

7.27%

6.26%

 

Out of State

0.44%

0.64%

0.29%

0.35%

0.56%

 

Sheppard Air Force Base

2.76%

2.07%

2.05%

1.96%

1.75%

 

Not Applicable

25.62%

22.30%

20.91%

23.50%

23.84%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24. Is your employment in your major field?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes

10.67%

10.15%

8.41%

7.41%

9.39%

 

No

46.81%

47.25%

51.90%

50.35%

46.18%

 

Not applicable

34.54%

32.88%

32.09%

33.29%

36.30%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25. Financial Aid Expected (Check all that apply)

 

 

 

 

 

 

MSU Scholarship (excluding athletic scholarship)

16.91%

16.30%

19.23%

19.23%

17.96%

 

Outside Scholarship

14.51%

16.01%

15.06%

15.45%

15.21%

 

Student Loan

40.78%

39.39%

40.57%

38.95%

40.36%

 

State Grant

17.49%

17.08%

16.59%

17.69%

18.84%

 

Federal Grant

26.34%

23.23%

23.61%

25.73%

29.22%

 

Veteran's Benefits

4.14%

3.36%

3.14%

4.06%

7.01%

 

Tuition Waiver

3.63%

5.22%

8.41%

6.64%

8.01%

 

Athletic Scholarship

5.59%

4.86%

6.94%

5.38%

5.63%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

26. Please mark EACH objective that you consider an essential or very important part of your education

 

 

 

 

 

 

Becoming accomplished in a performing art

8.49%

7.86%

7.75%

6.29%

7.51%

 

Becoming an authority in my field

39.40%

39.46%

37.79%

38.39%

37.86%

 

Joining a Sorority/Fraternity

12.92%

13.51%

12.21%

13.36%

12.02%

 

Participating in community service activities

23.00%

25.16%

23.68%

27.13%

24.47%

 

Discovering my field of interest

37.16%

41.03%

35.31%

33.43%

33.35%

 

Developing a meaningful philosophy of life

19.16%

23.45%

22.00%

19.02%

18.77%

 

Making a theoretical contribution to science or math

7.18%

7.65%

7.31%

7.48%

6.26%

 

Influencing the political structure

4.35%

4.00%

4.24%

3.92%

3.25%

 

Influencing social values

18.36%

20.16%

22.44%

21.68%

21.34%

 

Increasing self confidence

36.43%

4.79%

43.79%

43.71%

44.81%

 

Developing self reliance

33.67%

33.88%

32.97%

31.82%

32.29%

 

Acquiring general skills that I can adapt to today's job market

46.52%

47.82%

37.06%

38.60%

40.18%

 

Increasing social skills through experiencing dorm/Residence Hall life

19.38%

24.02%

24.56%

24.90%

26.28%