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Office of Institutional Planning and Research
Academic Year 2010-2011 Student Surveys:
Summary of Question Items

Information on Table Layout:

Question Categories:

Background Characteristics Knowledge, Skills, and Personal Development
Applying to NC State Services for Students
Paying for College Educational Intent and Interests
Preparation for College

Background Characteristics

Student Background fy10
Religious preference E6
Father/Male guardian level of education G2a
Mother/Female guardian level of education G2b
Area lived in during high school G3
Veteran status G4
Self-identify as a member of the GLB (gay, lesbian, bisexual) community G5
Self-identify as a member of the transgender community G6
Parent/Guardian's income G7
Number in household G8
Number of parent/guardian's dependents in college G9
Technical Capabilities fy10
Computer for your personal use at NC State F1
Frequency access the internet via handheld mobile device F2a
Frequency check email via handheld mobile device F2b
Frequency send/receive text messages via handheld mobile device F2c
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Applying to NC State

Admissions Process: fy10
Number of colleges applied to A1
Contact during admissions: Call from faculty or staff A2a
Contact during admissions: Call from student A2b
Contact during admissions: Call from graduate A2c
Contact during admissions: Letter from outside admissions A3
NC State as first choice A6
Satisfaction with university admissions process A7a
Satisfaction with departmental admissions process A7b
Rating of the NC State Virtual Advising Center website A8
Factors influencing decision to attend: fy10
Academic reputation A4a
Cost A4b
Location A4c
Size A4d
Availability of program A4e
Recommended A4f
Number of hours transferred A4g
Level of support for intended major A4h
Facilities and resources A4i
Scholarships/financial aid A4j
Pack Promise Program A4k
Campus visit A4l
Contact with current student A4m
Contact with faculty or staff A4n
Contact with a graduate A4o
Letter from someone other than Admissions A4p
Attendance at a College Fair A4q
Publications from NC State A4r
Extracurricular opportunities A4s
Campus Recreation programs A4u
Carmichael Complex Recreational facilities A4v
Other A4w
Most influential factor in decision to attend A5
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Paying for College

Covering Educational Expenses fy10
Source to cover educational expenses: Family resources B1a
Source to cover educational expenses: Personal resources B1b
Source to cover educational expenses: Aid that does not need to be repaid B1c
Source to cover educational expenses: Aid that must be repaid B1d
Source to cover educational expenses: Other than above B1e
Financial Aid fy10
Submit a FAFSA B2
Receiving academic/merit scholarship/grant B3a
Receiving need-based scholarship/grant B3b
Receiving federal or state loans B3c
Receiving athletic aid B3d
Receiving veterans/ROTC/private scholarship/grant B3e
Receiving private loan B3f
Receiving other financial aid B3g
Not receiving financial aid B3h
Satisfaction with university financial aid process B4

Preparation for College

Preparation fy10
Preparation by high school C1a
Preparation by self C1b
Participation in E4_2
Participation in E4_3
Participation in E4_4
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Knowledge, Skills, and Personal Development

General Education fy10
Writing skills C4_1
Speaking skills C4_2
Listening skills C4_3
Comprehension skills C4_4
Using mathematics skills C4_5
Understanding how science and technology influence life C4_6
Applying scientific methods C4_7
Computer skills C4_8
Logical reasoning skills C4_9
Ability to adapt to changing technologies C4_10
Ability to critically analyze ideas/ information C4_11
Using books/journals/or articles from library/internet for a research paper/project C4_12
Problem-solving skills C4_13
Ability to plan and carry out projects independently C4_14
Understanding diverse cultures and values C4_15
Personal Development fy10
Recognizing and acting upon ethical principles C4_16
Ability to lead or guide others C4_17
Ability to function as part of a team C4_18
Ability to organize the steps to successfully complete a group project C4_19
Taking the initiative to make improvements in the work I do C4_20
Exercising public responsibility and community service C4_21
Maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle C4_22
Personal growth C4_23
Self-confidence C4_24
Ability to handle stress C4_25
Time management C4_26
Self-discipline C4_27
World View fy10
Understanding issues and problems facing the world C4_28
Being able to interact and work with people from diverse backgrounds C4_29
Developing a tolerance for divergent views C4_30
Appreciating gender equity C4_31
Appreciating racial equity C4_32
Understanding the present as it relates to history C4_33
Appreciating the arts C4_34
Rate 1) current level of development; and 2) importance.
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Services for Students

New Student Orientation fy10
Advising session(s) at NSO helped plan fall schedule D1a
Info/advice from my college/department prior to attending NSO helped plan fall schedule D1b
Advising sessions at NSO provided answers to academic questions D2
Satisfied with the attention I received during college/department advising period D3
Usefulness of NSO info: How academic advising works D4a
Usefulness of NSO info: Academic requirements D4b
Usefulness of NSO info: Resources to help you get involved on campus D4c
Usefulness of NSO info: Safety and security on campus D4d
Usefulness of NSO info: Technology resources on campus D4e
Usefulness of NSO info: How to use MyPack Portal to register for classes D4f
Usefulness of NSO info: Interacting with faculty and staff at NC State D4g
NSO made clear the university's expectation for students to act with respect/civility D5
Information received during NSO helped me feel better prepared to start my first semester at NC State D6
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Educational Intent and Interests

Intent and Goals fy10
Goal for attending NC State C2
Certainty of major C3
Highest level of education planned G1
Intended time taken to complete bachelor's degree G11
Location of post-graduation employment G12
Employment while at NC State fy10
First year employment plans: On-campus G10a
First year employment plans: Off-campus G10b
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Interests and Involvement fy10
Student Government E1_1
Student Judicial Board E1_2
Residence Hall Councils E1_3
Student Leadership Development Program E1_4
Co-op (Cooperative Education) program E1_5
Study Abroad/National Student Exchange E1_6
Volunteer Services E1_7
Club Sports E1_9
Fitness/Wellness E1_10
Indoor Open Recreation E1_11
Intramural/Recreational sports, Club Teams E1_12
Outdoor Adventures E1_13
Social Fraternity/Sorority E1_14
Student Media/Publications E1_15
Union Activities Board programs/activities E1_16
Multicultural/Diversity programs/activities E1_17
Gender issues E1_18
GLBT programs/activities E1_19
Healthy lifestyle issues E1_20
Planning programs and services for children and families E1_21
The Crafts Center programs/classes E1_22
Attending art exhibitions E1_24
Theater participation as artist E1_25
Theater participation as audience E1_26
Student Dance Companies E1_27
Pre-Law services/planning E1_28
Organizations/Clubs related to your major E1_29
Musical instruments played E2
Participation in choral group E3
Note: Interest in activity.
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Interest in Campus Religious Organizations fy10
Alpha Omega E5_1
Anno Domini E5_2
Bridges International E5_3
Brooks Campus Ministry E5_4
Campus Christian Fellowship E5_5
Campus Crusade for Christ E5_6
Campus Outreach Raleigh E5_7
Charisma Campus Ministry E5_8
Christians on Campus E5_9
East Triangle Church Campus Ministry E5_10
Grace Mission Ministries Manna E5_11
Greek Impact E5_12
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship E5_13
Islam and Dialogue Student Association E5_14
Life Changers College Ministry E5_15
Providence College Ministry E5_16
Self Knowledge Symposium E5_17
The Lord’s Generation E5_18
The Navigators E5_19
Uninhibited Praise E5_20
United Student Fellowship Christian Ministry E5_21
University Bible Fellowship E5_22
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For more information on NC State Student Surveys contact:
Dr. Nancy Whelchel, Associate Director for Survey Research
Office of Institutional Planning and Research
Box 7002
Phone: (919) 515-4184

Posted: August, 2011

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