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CSULB Freshmen in 2004, 2008 and 2013

Have our freshmen changed in ten years? Click on the links below to find out.

Chance of Changing Major
Chance of Working Full Time While Attending College
Chance of Transferring to Another College Before Graduating
Frequency of Smoking Cigarettes, Drinking Beer, Drinking Wine or Liquor, Using Internet for Research or Homework, or Discussing Politics in Past Year
Importance of Influencing Political Structure or Keeping Up with Politics
Political Viewpoints

Chance of Changing major % Freshmen '04

% Freshmen '08

% Freshmen '13
Very good
18.7
14.8
12.3
Some
35.6
36.8
36.4

 

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Chance of Working Full Time % Freshmen '04 % Freshmen '08 % Freshmen '13
Very good
9.9
7.6
6.3
Some
23.3
25.9
25.0

 

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Chance of Transferring % Freshmen '04 % Freshmen '08 % Freshmen '13
Very good
7.4
6.3
5.7
Some
21.3
22.8
19.2

 

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Frequently did the Following in Past Year: % Freshmen '04 % Freshmen '08 % Freshmen '13
Smoked Cigarettes
2.9
2.8
1.6
Drank Beer
5.6
5.0
3.0
Drank Wine or Liquor
5.4
4.6
3.6
Used Internet for Research or Homework
79.8
80.0
83.3
Discussed Politics
20.8
28.0
24.9

 

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Felt These were Very Important or Essential % Freshmen '04 % Freshmen '08 % Freshmen '13
Influencing Political Structure
19.4
20.6
15.8
Keeping Up with Politics
32.6
37.7
25.7

 

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Political Viewpoints % Freshmen '04 % Freshmen '08 % Freshmen '13
Liberal
33.2
38.9
34.5
Conservative
20.8
17.7
14.5

 

Would you like to see how the freshmen of 2004, 2008 and 2013 compared to one another on other items in the Annual Freshman Survey? If so, please contact Dr. Susan Platt and make your requests.
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