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CSULB Freshmen 2008 versus Freshmen at Comparable Institutions

How did CSULB Freshmen 2008 compare to freshmen at other colleges and universities in 2008? The themes below are taken from the CIRP Publication, The American Freshman: National Norms Fall 2008. CSULB students are compared to those at medium-selective, public four-year institutions.

Frequency of Discussing Politics in Past Year
Importance of Keeping up with Politics
Self-Ratings in Various Skills for a Diverse Workplace
College of Attendance Being the First Choice
FInancial Concerns about Paying for College
Financial Reasons for Choosing to Attend One's College
Learning Disability
Frequency of Drinking Beer, Wine, or Liquor in Past Year
Importance of Developing Meaningful Philosophy of Life


Frequently did the Following:  
% CSULB Freshmen 2008

% Other

Freshmen 2008

Discussed politics
28.0
32.3

 

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Very Important or Essential:
% CSULB Freshmen 2008

% Other

Freshmen 2008

Keeping up with politics
37.7
33.7

 

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Skills for a Diverse Workplace:

Self Rating of Above Average or Highest 10%

% CSULB Freshmen 2008

% Other

Freshmen 2008

Ability to see world from someone else's perspective
64.5
62.5
Tolerance of others with different beliefs
75.3
71.7
Openness to having own views challenged
60.2
56.5
Ability to discuss and negotiate controversial issues
58.5
60.3
Ability to work cooperatively with diverse people
82.4
77.6

 

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College Choice
% CSULB Freshmen 2008

% Other

Freshmen 2008

First
50.8
60.6

 

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Concerns about Paying for College
% CSULB Freshmen 2008

% Other

Freshmen 2008

Major concerns
10.1
11.3

 

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Financial Reasons for Attending One's College: Very Important

% CSULB Freshmen 2008

% Other

Freshmen 2008

Offered financial assistance
36.5
36.0
Cost of attending this college
48.9
47.7
Not offered aid by first choice
8.8
7.3
Could not afford first choice
13.8
11.8

 

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Learning Disability
% CSULB Freshmen 2008

% Other

Freshmen 2008

Reported
1.3
4.8

 

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Frequently or Occasionally did the Following:  
% CSULB Freshmen 2008

% Other

Freshmen 2008

Drank beer
30.8
35.2
Drank wine or liquor
38.9
40.7

 

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Very Important or Essential:
% CSULB Freshmen 2008

% Other

Freshmen 2008

Developing a meaningful philosophy of life
53.0
49.4

 

Would you like to see other comparisons between CSULB freshmen at comparable institutions? If so, please contact Dr. Susan Platt and make your requests.  
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