North Carolina State
2002 First-Year Student Survey:
This Web document points to tables reporting the frequency distributions of responses by college to questions in the 2002 First-Year Survey. You can use the index below to link to web tables of college comparisons by topic, or directly download an excel file of results by college for all survey items. For information about the survey and analysis methods see "2002 First-Year Student Survey: Introduction, Methods, and Student Demographic Profile." Exact question wording is available on the web or by clicking on the section headings in the tables.
The number of first-year students responding from each college varies widely. As noted in the introductory report on the survey's methods, both the actual number of respondents and the response rate affect the margin of error of the results reported. Table 1 below provides information on the number and proportion of students responding to the survey from each college, as well as the response rate and margin of error for the college. The margin of error in results reported for individual colleges in the 2002 First-Year Student Survey ranges from +0.2 percent in the College of Engineering to +2.4 percent in the College of Textiles. When looking at reported response distributions, it is important to keep the college margin of error in mind.
Table 1: Response Rates and Margin of Error by Academic Unit
|Academic Unit||First-Year Population||Survey Respondents||Response Rate||Margin of Error|
|Agriculture & Life Science||558||15.7%||487||15.5%||87.3%||+0.6%|
|Humanities & Social Sciences||426||12.0%||355||11.3%||83.3%||+0.9%|
|Physical & Math Sciences||129||3.6%||115||3.7%||89.1%||+1.0%|
Index of Results of College Comparisons by Topic
Background and Interests:Financial aid | Parent/guardian income | Parent/guardian educational attainment | First Generation Students | Household dependents | Home community size | Religious preference | Disabilities | Musical instruments played | Preparation for college | Personal Computers | Location of future employment |
Evaluation of the Application Process:Number of colleges applied to | Factors influencing decision to attend NCSU | Most influential factor in decision to attend NCSU | Satisfaction with admissions process | Virtual Advising Center rating | Contacts during the admissions process |
Educational Intents and Interests:Interest in co-curricular activities | Enrollment status | Reasons for less than 15 cr. hrs. | Intended time to complete Bachelor's degree | Highest level of education planned | Goal/objective for attending NCSU | Certainty of college major | Semester employment |
Goals for Undergraduate Education:Current Development: General education goals | personal development goals | world view goals | Goal Importance: General education goals | personal development goals | world view goals |
For more information on the 2002
First-Year Student Survey contact:
Dr. Nancy Whelchel, Associate Director for Survey Research
Office of Institutional Planning and Research
Phone: (919) 515-4184
Posted: April, 2003
Download a Microsoft Excel File of this report.
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